Food Intolerances

Food intolerances are the body’s reactions to specific foods that can cause allergic reactions or disruptions in digestion. It is crucial to identify and eliminate intolerant foods from the diet under the guidance of a specialized therapist.

Symptoms of Food Intolerance

Symptoms of food intolerances can vary widely and are typically not limited to the gastrointestinal tract. Individuals may experience abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or other types of digestive disorders. General symptoms such as skin rashes, headaches, and even neurological and psychological symptoms can manifest, significantly impacting the quality of life.

Triggers of Food Intolerance

Triggers for food intolerances are diverse, including lactose, gluten, fructose, certain additives, and many other foods. Genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and stress can increase the risk. A food intolerance test can identify the specific substances to which the immune system reacts individually.

Diagnostic- Food Intolerance Test

Accurate diagnostic by a competent doctor is crucial for the success of treatment. This typically involves a detailed medical history, the evaluation of a dietary protocol, and supplementary laboratory tests, such as blood tests for food allergies and intolerances. These specific laboratory tests are also referred to as food intolerance tests. Given the abundance of test providers in the market, it is essential to choose one with high reliability.

Treatment of Food Intolerance

The primary treatment involves avoiding the triggering food. This is done following a specific rotation principle, where avoided foods can gradually be reintroduced into the diet after some time. Symptomatic treatments may include antidiarrheals (medications for diarrhea), pain relievers, or anti-inflammatory drugs.

For those affected, developing an awareness of individual intolerances and adopting a tailored diet is crucial. In cases of persistent symptoms, professional guidance is essential to obtain an accurate diagnosis and develop an appropriate nutrition plan.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

In the case of food intolerances, it is important to identify the problematic foods and eliminate them from the diet. A diagnosis by the right specialist laboratories is crucial.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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