Intolerances

An intolerance is an allergic reaction of the body to various foods, so-called food intolerances, as well as a deficiency of certain enzymes, such as the enzyme lactase in the case of lactose intolerance. The most common non-allergic intolerances include fructose, lactose and histamine. However, intolerances to sorbitol or salicylate or salicylic acid are also possible. A precise diagnostic clarification is crucial before treatment.

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance is an intolerance to the milk sugar lactose, which can lead to a variety of physical complaints.

  • Gluten Intolerance

    Gluten intolerance is also known as celiac disease and can lead to chronic inflammation of the intestine.

  • Histamine Intolerance

    Histamine intolerance is an intolerance to one's own histamine and the histamine from food and drinks.

    Histamine Intolerance
  • Food Intolerances

    In the case of food intolerance, the body reacts to certain foods with an immunological reaction.

Causes of Intolerances

The causes of intolerances can be congenital or acquired.

The congenital, primary form is caused by an enzyme defect. The enzyme may be completely absent or its activity may be reduced.

As a result, the substance to be broken down, for example lactose, accumulates in the body, which can lead to undesirable symptoms and health problems.

The acquired, secondary form is an enzyme deficiency, usually as a result of damage to the small intestine cells responsible for producing the enzymes (lactase, diamine oxidase).

Fructose intolerance, as a special case, is an absorption disorder, so-called malabsorption in the small intestine.

Symptoms of Intolerances

The most common symptoms of intolerances include:

  • Gastrointestinal complaints such as flatulence, constipation or diarrhea
  • Tiredness and rapid exhaustion
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes, such as eczema or hives

Diagnosis and Treatment of Intolerances

Food intolerances can be diagnosed using a special test that measures the antibodies of the IgG group, as well as a breath test to diagnose lactose or fructose intolerance.

After a thorough diagnosis and clarity about the type of intolerance and the underlying causes, an individually tailored therapy is carried out.
This includes intestinal cleansing, optimization of the intestinal flora, modulation of the immune system and detoxification measures.

Micronutrient deficiencies can also lead to an imbalance in bodily functions and should be fully compensated for.

In the case of intolerances, targeted diagnostics and an individualized overall therapeutic concept are crucial for healing. We are happy to help you.