Learning the smartest way to deal with food allergies is not everyone’s cup of tea. Half of the grown-ups with food allergies first experienced them during their adulthood. Studies have revealed that most commonly the first reaction to food allergy occurs in their early 30’s.
According to Naba Sharif, MD, a specialist in the Asthma, Allergy and Sinus Center in Waldorf, “ Although they’re becoming more common, food allergies still affect only 4% of adults. But almost 30% of people think they have them. They merely assume something to be allergy and simply plan to avoid that food.”
Food allergies have a common set of symptoms including rash or hives, itching of skin or mouth, shortness of breath and wheezing, repetitive cough, swelling of airways and trouble swallowing, weak pulse, dizziness, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea etc.
The common causes of food allergies include:
Lack of exposure is one of the main reasons for food allergy. If someone does not take nuts and fish during their infancy, it may lead to the development of allergies in later life.
Vitamin D deficiency plays an important role in immune function. Lack of Vitamin D increases sensitivity to allergies.
Levels of both good and bad bacteria can be altered by antibiotics and antibacterial products and possibly even dietary habits-and this causes food allergies.
Some of the common food allergy-causing foods are fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, wheat, and milk.
Avoid consuming these foods.