Alimentary intolerance

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Types of food intolerances. Food intolerance is a problem since not consuming certain food groups can cause damage to our body.

There are several types food intolerances depending on which present you should consume a food or others.

Much of the food we consume daily gives us energy, for that reason and for many other things it is recommended to eat a balanced diet.

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Unfortunately there is a select group of people who suffer from some type of food intolerance. This makes it difficult for them to eat a balanced diet.

Symptoms of food intolerances

To know the symptoms we must consider if, it is an allergy or an intolerance. Depending on the case, a symptom or another may occur. Among the symptoms that can occur if it is an allergy we have:

· Cough.

· Urticaria.

· Eruptions.

· Hypotension.

· Nasal congestion.

· Diarrhea and vomiting.

· Stomach gases.

· Eye redness.

· Trouble breathing.

· Inflammation of the lips or eyelids.

If on the contrary it is not an allergy, but an intolerance, the symptoms that appear are others. Although these are weaker, they are still just as annoying. Among the symptoms that can occur we have:

· Fluid retention.

· Acne, eczema, urticaria and psoriasis.

· Cough, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis.

· Migraines, fatigue, depression and fibromyalgia.

· Joint pain, arthritis and stiffness.

· Acidity, ulcers in the mouth, gastritis, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, nausea and swelling.

Food intolerance or food allergy

Before talking about the types of food intolerances, it is important to know that there is a condition called food Allergy that can be confused with food intolerance. Therefore we want to show you some of the differences between both.

· Intolerance: This is presented by the absence of necessary components to digest any food. This is presented without the action of the immune system. Unless it is an intolerance to gluten in these cases if there are alterations of the immune system.

· Allergies: When it comes to an allergy to any food the person can not ingest even the smallest amount of it. This does not happen when it comes to an intolerance, since, that if you can consume a small amount of the detonating food.

Most common types of food intolerances

Depending on the type of food intolerance you have, you can consume one food or another. Among the common ones we have:

Lactose intolerance

Many people know what it is, basically is the inability of the digestive system to digest lactose (milk sugar). The same is because the body does not produce the enzyme called lactase.

This enzyme is responsible for our body to ingest and properly absorb the milk sugar. Finally, this condition may be transient or permanent.

Gluten intolerance

Also called celiac Disease it is a condition where the small intestine is not able to digest gluten.

Gluten is a glycoprotein present in a wide variety of foods (wheat, oats, barley, etc.). It is also a type of intolerance that is maintained for life and is of the autoimmune type.

Intolerance to sucrose

It is one of the types of food intolerances towards normal sugar. It is produced by the lack of the enzyme sucrose, which difficult the digestion of such food.

Intolerance to levulose

Also called fructose this sugar is present in fruits, some vegetables and in honey. When you suffer from this condition, the typical symptoms mentioned above occur after consuming this type of food.

If you suffer from any of these types of food intolerances it is best to go to a specialist. Keep in mind that this can cause health problems due to poor absorption of nutrients.

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