A food intolerance, or a food sensitivity occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food. This can lead to symptoms such as intestinal gas, abdominal pain or diarrhea.
A food intolerance is sometimes confused with or mislabeled as a food allergy. Food intolerances involve the digestive system. Food allergies involve the immune system. With a food allergy, even a microscopic amount of the food has the potential to lead to a serious or life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.
Food intolerance can be a difficult concept to understand and is poorly understood by some doctors as well. Sometimes substances within foods can increase the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, rashes (such as hives), upset stomach or irritable bowel. Coincidence can often confuse the issue, as we spend many of our waking hours eating or drinking.
If you believe you have a food allergy or intolerance, there is one way to find out… our trained physicians at CAEDEL Medical Group can provide a proper diagnosis for you. Our doctors will:
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