This article would view allergies and intolerances in a similar way to ourselves in this clinic. It is amazing how many symptoms that people have and just ignore or put up with and never realise that they are allergy related and that things can be improved greatly by identifying what exactly is causing the problem and excluding them at least for a short period.
Did you know that allergy and intolerance symptoms can include:
- Wind, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, reflux, vomitting, heartburn, food repeating,
- Blocked nose, runny nose, phlegm in throat, sinus problems, hay fever, asthma,
- Migraine, headaches, joint pains, joint swelling,
- Acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, Acne rosacea, hives, rashes, swelling (face, lips, etc),
- Recurring cystitis, recurring thrush,
An allergy is where someone has strong, usually instant reactions to an allergen, while an intolerance is often a person can tolerate small amounts of the substance before it actually causes a problem. This makes it very difficult for the person themselves to identify what is causing the problem. As they don’t react obviously to it every time they take it. But over time an intolerance can be just as problematic and uncomfortable as an allergy.
This article is written Ingrid Pincott from the North Island Midweek.