Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) estimates that over 15 million adults in the United States have a food allergy. For many people, the symptoms are obvious. Swelling of the mouth, lips or tongue, crippling stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, and hives are all very common to those exposed to allergens. However, there are some far more subtle clues your body may be giving you that can be difficult to figure out. If you experience any of these issues, it may be time for food allergy testing at our office.
Most people would think to blame their diet for diarrhea or gut pains, as frequent indigestion is usually passed off as a mild ulcer or consequence of eating spicy food or overeating. However, this can be a sign of a food allergy. If you are suffering from a feeling of indigestion frequently, talk to one of our specialists about the possibility of a food allergy and food allergy testing.
We all get older, and aging is sometimes blamed for constant aches and pains in the joints. While osteoarthritis may be the culprit, the contents of your diet also deserve a second look. This is especially true if the joint pain is disproportionate to the amount of arthritis present on X-ray scans.
While many people will question a food allergy if they suffer from diarrhea, constipation is often overlooked and passed off as a lack of fiber, water, or exercise. In reality, constipation can be a sign of a food allergy.
Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can be caused by just about anything you can think of. Everything from slight dehydration to bright lights to oversleeping can bring on pain for some people. However, food can also play a role. If you are frustrated by being unable to narrow down the triggers for your headaches or migraines, it may be time to consider food allergy testing.
Food allergies are not always straightforward. Some symptoms can be subtle or atypical to the norm. If you are suffering and can not narrow down the cause, food allergy testing at VitaNovu can help guide you so you can find the culprit and make the necessary changes to feel better. Contact us today for an appointment at our office in Boise.