Test My Allergy is a global service, helping people understand the impact some foods have on their bodies by clinically validated and complementary testing methods using both hair or blood samples. Since 2016, we have helped over 450,000 using our own worldwide network of testing laboratories to provide clients with help and support on their journey to better health. The most common question asked of the team is ‘do I have an allergy or an intolerance?’ so the team is here to help.
Allergies and Intolerances are different conditions with different symptoms.
Food intolerances and sensitivities often display symptoms that are related to the digestive system. Individual extreme cases are also linked to chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue. The most common symptoms include fatigue, headaches, and changes in bowel movements.
The most common intolerance symptom is bloating, which is defined as the swelling or distension of the abdomen, and while it means visible distension for certain people, others have the feeling without presenting physical aspects. Due to bloating being limited to the digestive system, it is often linked with excess flatulence (gas), discomfort, and stomach swelling.
However, a food allergy can be much more severe, as the immune system may mistakenly treat proteins found in food as a threat, which can trigger various allergy symptoms like rashes, sneezing, wheezing, and in some cases causing shortness of breath.
One of the most common food allergy symptoms is diarrhea. The digestive system tries to remove the trigger item by flushing it out of the body. Suffer from regular diarrhea? Test My Allergy would recommend an allergy or intolerance test. Consuming an allergen for an increased amount of time could cause IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and malabsorption of nutrients.
The most common food allergies in adults are to fish and shellfish and nuts, and in children to milk and eggs and peanuts, other nuts, and fish. Getting tested is the only sure-fire way to know what should be avoided.
What is next?
Suffering from the discomfort of headaches, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps, or fatigue? An allergy or intolerance/sensitivity may be the cause.
Particular foods or environmental factors such as dust or pollen could be the trigger to symptoms. Our tests help to discover the problem allergen or intolerance/sensitivity item, so a simple change of diet, lifestyle, or environment can mean the difference between pain and living life to the full again.
Test My Allergy offers a broad and diverse range of testing covering both conventional and alternative methodologies. We do this to ensure clients are given the best possible choice while receiving the Key Facts about each product.
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