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Could Food Allergies Be to Blame?

Could Food Allergies Be to Blame?

Your symptoms may be caused by food allergies

Science and medicine have advanced well into the next frontier, rapidly expanding our knowledge of the human body and destroying previous limitations for treating complex conditions. Despite that, millions of Americans still suffer with seemingly simple issues like low energy, mood swings, nagging aches and pains, and gastrointestinal distress.

One often overlooked explanation for these conditions is adverse reactions to food, especially food allergies. When most people hear about symptoms of food allergies, they envision a full blown anaphylactic shock, but not all food allergy symptoms are life threatening.

Even healthy foods can cause food allergy symptoms

Food allergy symptoms

The most common immediate food allergy symptoms include:

• Tingling or itching of the mouth or skin
• Redness, hives, rash, or eczema
• Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat

Adverse reactions can also be delayed, occurring hours or even days later, making it difficult to identify problematic foods.

The most common delayed food allergy symptoms include:

• Headaches or migraines
• Gastrointestinal distress including gas, indigestion, or diarrhea
• Fatigue or lethargy
• Mood changes, anxiety, irritability, or depression

Food allergies can contribute to moodiness, anxiety, and depression.

Food allergies can contribute to moodiness, anxiety, and depression.

Food allergy testing

A simple way to identify if food allergies are causing your condition is to undergo food allergy testing. At Human Health Specialists, we utilize multiple forms of food allergy testing to reveal as many problematic foods as possible, as well as food additives (e.g., coloring, preservatives, etc.) and many common molds/fungi.

For information about food allergy testing or to schedule a consultation, call Human Health Specialists at (480) 839-0805

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