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Allergy is an immune response, including external causes (such as food, pollen, germs, chemical agents) and so on, as well as internal causes (such as immune system problems, intestinal problems, and brain problems) and so on. Among these different types of allergies in China, food allergies are the most common; what are the differences between food allergies, intestinal allergies and brain allergies? What are the differences? How to distinguish and treat symptomatically is the primary problem for solving allergic symptoms and doing a good job in health management.
1, Food allergy, food allergy and food intolerance
- Food allergy): A true food allergy is an immune response of the body to specific proteins in food, which affects multiple organs of the body. If you are allergic to a certain food, even a very small amount of this food can cause a serious reaction immediately. When you first come into contact with foods that make you allergic, your body will mistakenly recognize them as harmful substances, triggering an immune response. The immune system tries to attack and neutralize this substance by releasing antibodies. Next time, even a small amount of this food enters your body, the body will have an inflammatory response. Food allergies can range from mild to severe;
Food allergies can react quickly after eating, and even life-threatening in severe cases; food allergies or food intolerance may also cause similar symptoms, but they will not immediately cause life-threatening reactions;
Food allergies include IgE-mediated, non-IgE-mediated, or mixed-mediated reactions of the two. IgE-mediated food allergies are more common and the mechanism is relatively clear. When the human body first comes into contact with food that triggers an allergic reaction, the immune system will produce a specific antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE) against the allergen. When it comes in contact with this type of food again, the allergen will bind to specific IgE Causes the body to release inflammatory mediators such as histamine, thereby causing allergic symptoms.
- Food sensitivity): Like food allergy, food allergy also involves the immune system, but it produces a milder, delayed response. Symptoms of food allergy include abdominal cramps, nausea, and acid reflux. The symptoms of food allergy you experience may even be different every time. Food sensitivity is also related to the intake of sensitive food. Eating a small amount of sensitive food may not trigger a sensitive reaction.
- Food intolerance): The terms food intolerance and food sensitivity are often used interchangeably, but they are actually not the same thing. Food intolerance is a reaction that may occur when a person lacks specific enzymes that digest certain food components. What everyone hears most often is lactose intolerance, which is caused by the body's lack of lactase that digests lactose. Without this enzyme, eating this food will produce a gastrointestinal reaction, not an immune system reaction. Although the symptoms of food intolerance are uncomfortable, they are not immediately dangerous. If you are intolerant to a certain food, you may also be able to eat a small amount without any symptoms;
- What is the main difference between food allergy, food sensitivity, or food intolerance?
One of the easiest ways to distinguish them is to look at the length of time the symptoms appear. The symptoms of true food allergy appear quickly, usually within an hour after eating, while symptoms of food allergy or food intolerance may take several hours to days to appear, so it becomes more difficult to find food allergy. .
- What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?
Food intolerance testing: It is clinically proven that many chronic diseases are related to food. After the problematic food is removed, the symptoms will disappear. This is food intolerance. Food intolerance testing is also the only delayed reaction (IgG) testing method for food allergies. Chronic symptoms such as diarrhea, oral ulcers, urticaria, acne, migraine, fatigue, depression, asthma, sleep disturbance, teeth grinding, etc., if the cause is not found, food intolerance testing should be done, which may be related to food intolerance .
In addition, what is food intolerance?
After the food enters the digestive tract, it should be digested to the level of amino acids and monosaccharides to be completely absorbed. However, many foods cannot be completely digested because they lack the corresponding digestive enzymes. Instead, they enter the intestine in the form of polypeptides or other molecules. It is recognized by the human body as a foreign substance, which leads to the occurrence of an immune response and the production of food-specific IgG antibodies. IgG antibodies and food particles form an immune complex (type III allergy), which can cause inflammation in all tissues (including blood vessels) and manifest as symptoms and diseases of various systems throughout the body.
What are the symptoms of food intolerance?
If you eat intolerant food for a long time, symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, indigestion, obesity, fatigue, and skin rash with itching may occur. Most of these symptoms are chronic diseases.
What methods can detect food intolerance?
By detecting specific IgG antibodies to determine whether the human body has an intolerant reaction to specific foods. At present, foods with more than 90 substances can be tested at most. Common food intolerance tests include 14 items: beef, chicken, cod, corn, crab, eggs, mushrooms, milk, pork, rice, shrimp, soybeans, tomatoes and wheat.
6, Gluten allergy, celiac disease, lactose intolerance
- Gluten sensitivity (gluten allergy)
Speaking of food allergies, gluten is one of the culprits, which is a protein in wheat, barley and rye. According to the body's response to protein, gluten sensitivity can be divided into two categories, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is more serious, and it involves an immune response to gluten.
- Celiac disease
Celiac disease is relatively common in European and American countries. In recent years, the incidence rate in China has also increased sharply. For those who suffer from celiac disease, eating gluten can trigger an immune response. The immune system produces antibodies that attack our small intestine. This attack destroys the small finger-like protrusions called villi that line the surface of the small intestine. When the villi are damaged, the small intestine cannot absorb nutrients properly. If not controlled, over time, it may lead to malnutrition and long-term health complications, such as anemia, osteoporosis, infertility, and migraine.
- Non-celiac gluten sensitive
This gluten sensitivity is similar to celiac disease, but not as severe. People who are sensitive to gluten will experience symptoms after consuming this protein, but there is no damage to the villi of the small intestine. If you are sensitive to non-celiac gluten, you may feel depression, difficulty concentrating, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and brain fog.
- Lactose intolerance
Lactose intolerance means that your body lacks the enzyme that digests lactose, resulting in the inability to digest lactose properly. There is a type of lactose intolerance that is caused by damage to the intestine, and may only be temporary. When the intestine is fully healed, the situation will be reversed.
With age, the lactase produced by the human body will gradually decrease, causing some people to develop lactose intolerance. If you have lactose intolerance, your body will let you know in the form of stomach cramps and diarrhea 30 minutes to 2 hours after you eat milk and other lactose-containing foods.
There are some differences between lactose intolerance and dairy allergy: adults are more likely to develop lactose intolerance, while dairy allergy usually occurs in infants and usually disappears at two or three years of age; lactose intolerance is the most common Symptoms are stomach cramps and diarrhea. Dairy allergy usually causes rash, hives, vomiting or diarrhea; if you have lactose intolerance, lactose is the culprit causing your symptoms, and the culprit of dairy allergy is casein or Whey protein these two proteins.
7, Intestinal allergies and brain allergies
(1) Intestinal allergies: Intestinal allergies: Intestinal allergies are allergies caused by the absorption and utilization of food, drugs, toxins, and other substances through the intestine, but food allergies are not necessarily food intestinal allergies, but may also include skin allergies, brain allergies, etc. Wait.Oral hypersensitivity syndromeIt is a common reaction to some raw melons, fruits and vegetables. About 20% of hay fever patients have suffered from oral hypersensitivity syndrome. This category is not intestinal allergies either.
Allergic gastroenteritis (allergic gastroenteritis) is also called food allergy or allergic reaction of digestive system or food allergy. It is caused by a certain food or food additives. IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated immune responses, which lead to allergic reactions in the digestive system or systemic.
(2) Brain allergy: Brain allergy is a type of allergy symptoms that has just been established in recent years. Insomnia, drowsiness, depression, tinnitus, headache, migraine, memory loss, etc., are the most basic symptoms or characteristics. Cerebral hypersensitivity syndrome is medically called Cerebral hypersensitivity syndrome. The main factors are food allergies and intestinal allergies, followed by environmental factors, such as sound, light waves, electromagnetics, radiation, and so on.
After analyzing the above types of allergies, the root cause should be the physical differences of different individuals, and should not be attributed to food or environment, although food or environment is also a very important factor. Therefore, to solve the allergy problem, we must start with the individual's physique-three-dimensional detoxification!
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