Food Allergy – Diagnosis and Treatment
There are several kinds of allergy, and "food allergy" is the most common. Food allergy is hypersensitive to dietary substances, leading to various types of gastrointestinal complaints. It occurs mainly, but not exclusively, in children. It is usually treated with an exclusion diet.
Rarely, food allergies may lead to death, too. There are persons who have no consciousness of allergy, but clinical tests indicate the sign of food allergy. Food allergies or food poisonings are increasing, especially in children.
In fact, our bodies are protected by the immune system from all intake foods. However, to specific people, the immune system does not work properly, and its damage is called "allergy". Allergy is believed to be caused by "protein". Protein is included in foods such as peanuts, milk, eggs, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat - these foods account for about 90% of all allergic reactions.
There is some information that soybean oils also contain some allergen. However, protein is removed on soybean oils which are sold generally, with the refining process.
How do we diagnose allergy reaction in the body? Stabbing allergenic foods to the surface of the skin using a needle is one way to know what specific food causes allergy. If red mark expands around the skin, then it indicates allergy condition. If nothing marks around the stabbed skin, then, there is no sign of allergy for that particular food.
Out of 300 people tested with the above method, 84% of them identified an allergic condition, meaning 2 out of 3 people are on allergic constitution. However, it does not mean that all of them are conscious with allergy. Some of them have strong constitution without consciousness of allergy. It is also evident that children have more consciousness with allergy, and the constitution changes depending upon the condition of daily living.
Why do children suffer more from food allergy? We believe that it is because of environmental assessment and disruption. Treatment options include an exclusion diet and hyposensibilisation. Exclusion diets prevent attacks by limiting exposure to the allergen.
Hyposensibilisation is the creation of immune tolerance by introducing the allergen in very small amounts and gradually increasing the dose until the immune system is "used (has built up a resistance)" to the allergen. On some kinds of allergy, treatment with PYRO-ENERGEN is also one of ways.
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