different types of food which can cause a food allergy

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance – Difference Explained

What Is A Food Allergy? Food allergies (FA) are when the body reacts in an exaggerated and negative way to certain foods.  These reactions are mediated by the immune system, whose role is to defend the body against harmful or infectious organisms including viruses and bacteria, and other harmful substances or foreign bodies.  In allergic …

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Allergy Symptoms Checker – Dizziness, light-headedness or fainting

Dizziness/Light-Headedness Dizziness or light-headedness is usually caused by a decrease in blood flow to the brain.  This occurs in response to the slowing of the heart rate or a drop in blood pressure (hypotension).  In extreme cases, this can lead to a sudden loss of consciousness, or fainting (syncope) [1]. Hypotension and slowing of the …

Allergy Symptoms Checker – Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Diarrhoea, Constipation

Abdominal And Stomach Pain Abdominal, or stomach pain can present in a variety of ways and areas of the entire stomach area. The abdomen contains lots of different organs along with the stomach, including the liver, pancreas, bladder and intestines. In women, it also contains the female reproductive system. Unfortunately, problems can develop in any …

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Allergy Symptoms Checker – Skin Irritation: Eczema and Hives

During National Eczema Awareness week (17th September to 25th September 2018) it seems appropriate for Dr Nicky Marshall, PhD, MBPsS, to begin sharing information on the Six Main Symptoms of Food Allergy and begin with eczema and hives.   What is the difference between hives and eczema? Eczema and hives are both conditions that can …