Food Intolerance Test

Food Intolerance Test in Dubai

Food plays a significant role in our overall health – some may improve our physical performance and mental abilities, while others may have negative effects on our health. Some foods may help you alleviate the symptoms of a specific disease, while others may aggravate these symptoms.

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A food tolerance test is the first step in determining which foods may cause an adverse reaction in your immune system, and it only takes a simple blood test to find out.

How can food intolerance tests help patients in Dubai?

It will help identify the problem foods and will be the basis for designing an elimination diet which will significantly relieve the intolerance’s symptoms. Eliminating problem foods and their ingredients from the body can help greatly with managing the symptoms of some recurring diseases, such as:

  • Skin problems such as Eczema
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Obesity
  • Abdominal pain
  • Asthma
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fluid retention
  • Migraine & headache
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Urticaria
  • Wheezing
  • Depression
  • Atherosclerosis.

What is food intolerance and how does it affect lives?

Scientific studies have linked intolerance to food-specific IgG antibodies, which can be behind a wide range of symptoms and chronic conditions. Food intolerance is different to a food allergy. Allergies usually occur after the consumption of a specific substance and produces a quick and severe reaction, which can sometimes be accompanied by life-threatening anaphylactic shocks. On the other hand, intolerance develops over time, and the symptoms will only appear when the immune system is already struggling to cope with immune complexes that have accumulated in the body.

Though it is not life-threatening, intolerance to certain foods can have a significant impact on one’s quality of life, and it is generally difficult to diagnose. Because the symptoms appear delayed and may seem unrelated to food consumption, the affected individual may not always associate the symptoms with what they have eaten a few days earlier.

Below are a few examples of the clinical studies which have been done on the relationship between the immunoglobulin G and food intolerance symptoms:

1. Migraine

According to studies published in 2007 and 2010, patients who suffer from migraine, and have food related IgG complexes found in their blood, were proved to be able to manage migraine by a specific diet based on IgG, and without any medications. This diet significantly reduced frequency of migraine attacks and headaches.

2. Obesity

According to a study published in the Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes Journal, obese children have higher levels of the IgG antibodies which interact with foods than normal weight children. Thus, the anti-food immunoglobulin G may be related to obesity and atherosclerosis.

3. Crohn’s disease

According to a study published in 2010, a specific diet which devoid the IgG-triggering foods helped patients with Crohn’s disease, and reduced abdominal pain. It has also improved their overall well-being.

4. Irritable bowel syndrome

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, a specific diet based on IgG food sensitivity significantly helped patients, and improved the quality of their life. It is worth mentioning this study was done on patients who were not previously responding to therapies.

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