Food Intolerance in Louisiana

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Food intolerance is referred to as difficulty in digesting certain foods. Food consists of protein, nutrients, carbs, fat compounds, and natural chemicals that add to its taste and smell. A number of these may lead to symptoms of food intolerance. It's important to realize that food intolerance is not the same as an allergic reaction to food, in which even a little bit of allergic food could lead to a mild to serious immune response. Food intolerance generally happens little by little and may result if you eat too much of a particular food, too often. To learn more details about food intolerances and how they can impact your gastrointestinal health, contact GastroGroup & Endocenter to request a consultation. Our team offers care for food intolerances in Louisiana and can help you and your loved ones better manage this condition.

A myriad of symptoms may be associated with food intolerances. A few of the most common include:

  • Fatigue
  • Bloated stomach
  • Sweating during sleep
  • Swelling beneath your eyes
  • Joint pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Loose stools
  • Vomiting
  • Skin problems (including rashes and eczema)

Food intolerance is particular to you and is attributable to foods that are otherwise tolerable for a majority of others. Some of the most prevalent causes are:

  • Broad variety of artificial substances, preservatives, and coloring agents used in processed food products
  • Salicylates in some vegetables, fruits, spices, and herbs
  • Some naturally occurring components, like caffeine
  • Items that contain histamine (like aged or fermented foods)
  • Not enough enzymes specific for the breakdown of certain foods, like milk products
  • A number of foods, like red kidney beans or chickpeas that could be toxic when undercooked

Our Louisiana gastroenterology experts can help you pinpoint which food items could be the source of your concern.

The pattern and specific reactions help identify food intolerance and distinguish it from a food allergy. Retaining a detailed register of your dietary habits and successive symptoms helps recognize the foods that might lead to these effects. Once the specific food is determined, you will be asked to temporarily remove it from your eating plan under controlled conditions. Our GastroGroup & Endocenter digestive health physicians will then observe you for change or relief from discomfort. After that, the suspected cause is returned to your eating to support the diagnosis.

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If you are experiencing signs that you could have an intolerance to a certain food, then consulting with a local digestive health provider is ideal. You can find a digestive health physician who can help with food intolerances by reaching out to our world-class team at GastroGroup & Endocenter. Our specialists can work to detect and remove foods that cause intolerance to help you live life to the fullest again. If you want to learn more info about food intolerances and ways they are handled, call one of our Louisiana locations today.

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