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Allergy Testing

Why an Allergy Test?

Do you have unexplained symptoms?

Many people suffer with unexplained health problems that other healthcare professionals have found no apparent cause for and their symptoms are left unexplained, yet still persist. Doctors can often dismiss the association between diet and symptoms, despite AllergyUk reporting in 2007 that 45% of the population were likely to suffer from an intolerance of some kind.

Common symptoms that can be associated with food allergy/intolerance include digestive complaints such as boating, diahorrea, nausea and wrongly diagnosed IBS as well as headaches, weight gain, low energy levels, skin rashes and respiratory symptoms. All of these can have a profound effect on daily living, yet if caused by a food intolerance or allergy, they could be easily resolved if the cause of the problem was found. This can be done by having an Allergy/Intolerance test.

If you answer yes to any of the following questions you will benefit from an allergy/intolernace test which will help identify what foods or other substances you should avoid or reduce.
•  Do certain foods make you feel unwell?
•  Do you suffer from any symptoms that you believe to be aggravated by eating certain foods e.g. eczema, IBS, asthma, catarrh?
•  Do you constantly feel tired and lethargic?
•  Are you suffering from unexplained health / medical conditions?
•  Do you struggle to lose weight or maintain weight?


quote-l Food allergy and food intolerances are responsible for many chronic and misdiagnosed ailments and unexplained health problems quote-r

(Brostoff and Gamlin)
symptoms of Food intolerance

Many symptoms can be a possible sign of food intolerance.
Some of the common signs and symptoms are:

•   Abdominal bloating and/or pain

•   IBS type symptoms

•   Migraine/headaches

•   Skin symptoms e.g. Eczema, rashes

•   Lethargy/low energy

•   Inability to lose weight

•   Sinus problems

Food Intolerance - How common is it?
The exact prevalence of food intolerance is difficult to determine as many people will not always associate their symptoms as being caused by something they are eating and may therefore never be told they have a food intolerance. However according to the National Institutes for Health and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, 30 million people in the USA have a food intolerance. This number is five times higher than those suffering from a food allergy so we know that food intolerance is a BIG problem which affects the quality of daily living for those affected. Some research has shown that food intolerance is most prevalent in children but that this is often 'grown out of' as they get older. Regardless of your age if you think your symptoms could be worsened or caused by something you are eating a simple test could at least rule this theory in or out and could make living a whole lot easier!!!