Medical evidence suggests that food allergies happen when the protein components in any given food are not completely digested. When these elements are absorbed by your body, your immune system does not recognize them as nutritional and beneficial; on the contrary, it thinks they are harmful substances. As a result, your body responds defensively by producing antibodies and starting a domino reaction which can affect several tissues and organs.
Symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting can be easily confused with food intolerance, but they may actually be revealing a food sensitivity. Other common symptoms for food allergies in West Palm Beach are tingling or itching in the mouth; hives, itching or eczema; swelling of the lips, face, tongue, throat or other parts of the body; wheezing, nasal congestion, trouble breathing; dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting.
If you exhibit these symptoms shortly after eating, you can come to the Institute of Health & Wellness and we will test you for food allergies in West Palm Beach. We advise you to come while the symptoms are present, so we can make a better diagnosis. We will perform a comprehensive blood analysis to determine to which foods you are sensitive. All that’s needed is a small blood sample and within 72 hours you should receive your results. After reviewing them, our physician will be able to determine your food allergies and provide an individualized diet to prevent them.