Millions of People around the world suffer from food allergy. Science has yet to discover the specific cause of this type of allergic reaction and why some people becomes allergic to particular types of food. However, one thing is for sure, visible symptoms can be seen when the person is exposed to food allergens.
One known type is Gluten allergy which starts at a very young age. Professionals have yet to conclude the specific reasons why an individual develops this type of food allergy. And there are no available medicines available to alleviate this allergy (medications available can only help less the pain from the small intestine and not stop the allergic reaction) except that the person who has it should avoid foods that contain gluten.
Celiac disease is often associated with Gluten allergy and specifically pertains to the health condition wherein the immune system attacks the lining of the small intestine when the patient is exposed to gluten. This condition may catapult to more serious complications in the future including cancer, bone disease and even anemia; if left untreated.
Visible signs can be witnessed on the person who suffers from this type of food allergy. The lining in the small intestine is important for absorption of nutrients in the body so young patients may show loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting and diarrhea. On the other hand, adult patients may suffer similar conditions like constipation, diarrhea and loss of weight. Some individuals may also show signs of depression, extreme fatigue and bone pain.
Allergens that cause this food allergy can be traced from wheat products including bread, pastries, pasta, cereals, soups, sauces and other baked goods. The best thing to do as mentioned was to avoid those type of food groups that contain gluten or sometimes eat food substitutes like drinking wine instead of beer or using gluten-free products found in various grocery stores.
Preventing food allergy is not an easy task. Individuals who suffer from this health condition should monitor their diet regularly – which could be a pain most of the times. In other words, self-discipline is the key to win against gluten allergy and coeliac disease.
But of course, the patient has to be vigilant on the type of food / alternative he or she eats. To do so, regular check-up is also necessary in order to ensure that the patient is healthy and eating the right kinds of food.