Infinity Regenerative Clinic Genetics and Stem Cell Coordinator Dr. Elif İnanç gave information about food intolerance. Food allergy and food intolerance are two concepts that are often confused with each other, but are quite different from each other. While food intolerance is a digestive system response caused by food; "Food allergy is a reaction of the immune system," said Dr. Elif Faith,
“Both symptoms can pose serious problems in our lives unless treated, but food allergies can cause much more serious autoimmune diseases if left undetected. It is of great importance at this point that the individual notices and observes the symptoms occurring in his body. Stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, diarrhea, bloating are among the most common symptoms that people may have a food intolerance.
Generally, when a substance that causes intolerance is consumed in low amounts, the body can tolerate it, but as the amount increases, the effects of food intolerance can become intolerable. The most common food intolerances are undoubtedly lactose, gluten and caffeine. Individuals with lactose intolerance cannot digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. This causes all sorts of disturbing symptoms in their bodies. The situation is no different with gluten and caffeine.
After clients notice the negative symptoms they experience in their bodies, they usually consult experts and undergo an intolerance test. Sometimes they are put on an elimination diet. With these methods, it is determined which foods people are intolerant to. The only treatment method for individuals who learn about food intolerance is to remove the foods that cause intolerance from the diet or to ensure that they are consumed in the amount that the body can tolerate. If the food that causes intolerance is a food that the person must consume for a healthy life; Instead, other foods with the same nutrients should be consumed. Individuals who discover food intolerance under the guidance of an expert continue to lead a higher quality of life.