Food intolerance is a non-allergic food hyper-sensitivity and is not usually life-threatening but can make a person feel extremely unwell.
The terms food allergy, food intolerance, food sensitivity, hypersensitivity are often used interchangeably, and are often confused, but essentially they all mean an abnormal reaction to certain foods which can manifest themselves in a number of ways.
Scientifically, the reactions can be differentiated by the fact that some cause an immune response, whereas others do not.
Food Intolerance and Food Allergies are becoming an increasing problem for many people around the world. It is estimated that 45% and some research has suggested that as much as 80% of the population suffer from some form of food related illness. At Asian Diagnostics we offer a service of testing for Food Intolerance and Food Allergies from a simple blood test.
We often suffer from chronic health problems without knowing the reason. Sometimes symptoms are hard to explain and seem unconnected to a cause. This may be due to intolerance to certain foods which have never been identified.
Although not life threatening, food intolerance should never be underestimated, as its impact on sufferers can be significant, severely impacting on their ability to live normal healthy lives. Food intolerance is extremely widespread and many people with food intolerance experience more than one symptom. Symptoms can often be vague and the root cause of the problem, food, is not always correctly diagnosed. Correct diagnosis can be achieved by detecting food specific IgG antibodies and the subsequent elimination of problem foods. Many sufferers have realized that they had been experiencing many symptoms as a result of intolerance for their entire lives.
Our prime objective is to help people develop the awareness about food intolerance; help them to ascertain if they have it and what they can do about it.