How to identify Food allergy in yourself?

In many cases, especially when the symptoms of allergic reactions are late, people tend not to relate the eating of food to the appearance of these symptoms.

You just finished eating a hearty and hearty meal. But you discover suddenly after a few minutes or hours, that your eyes are watery, and that your skin is starting to stain red, and your throat begins to hurt you and you feel difficulties breathing. Of course, you do not find a link between these phenomena and the meal that you enjoyed a lot, but in reality there is a high possibility that a certain food, or a substance in a particular food, that made you feel this. If so, you are allergic to a particular food.

Food allergy, or a specific substance in food, is a relatively common phenomenon. We can suffer from breastfeeding allergy to certain substances in the food or even a certain type of food, due to the immaturity of our immune system and its ability to deal with these materials and foods. Allergy can disappear with age, and in fact the proportion of people who suffer from food allergies at an older age is actually decreasing. However, this phenomenon is not easy, and it is a real danger to us often.

In order to ensure that she is indeed allergic, the doctor checks whether the patient has food allergy, or if they are intolerant to some type of food. The difference is that, in allergic states, the immune system produces antibodies to those nutrients that we are sensitive to. As for food intolerances, they are an increased sensitivity to the food itself, and the immune system has nothing to do with it. 

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People with diseases such as asthma, diabetes and eczema are more sensitive to certain foods. Likewise, those who suffer from a deficiency in an appropriate enzyme or stomach acid, due to a lack of vitamins, minerals and an imbalance in the energy in the body, as they develop hypersensitivity to a particular food.

Foods that are considered allergens include: dairy products, meat, eggs, tomatoes, chocolate, seafood, pistachios and nuts.

In order to make sure that the matter is truly allergic, the doctor first examines what the patient ate on the day when the symptoms appeared and in the subsequent days, where was it? From which material did he approach? And so on. He then checks to see if the symptoms match the symptoms of an allergy. He then performs blood tests to check if there is a high level of lgE antagonist, which is produced when different foods enter the body.

 In addition, skin tests are performed ( Skin Tests ), which examines changes in the skin when it comes into contact with this food. A test is done on the arm, and if the result is positive, then the skin swells and turns red. Finally, challenge tests are performed. These tests aim to confirm suspicions that a certain (allergen) substance is responsible for the symptoms that have emerged, by exposing the patient to this cause of allergy.

As mentioned earlier, symptoms sometimes appear minutes after eating a meal, sometimes after hours, and even days later. Therefore, many people tend not to associate symptoms with the possibility that they suffer from food allergy, or some substance in the food. So they are only when they eat the same food the next time, and they have the same symptoms, they will link the two, and they will know that something is not right and that they should do the examination.