Symptoms of allergy or food intolerance can be very different, and sometimes in both cases they can be the same or similar. Here are some of them:
- Skin diseases (dry skin, dermatitis, spots, rashes, itching, acne);
- Gastrointestinal disorders (bloating, heartburn, belching, pain, constipation or diarrhea;
- Eye problems (watery or itchy eyes, dark bags under the eyes, swollen or sticky eyelids, red eyes);
- Ear problems (infections, pain, excessive sulfur, hearing impairment, itching, tinnitus, flushing, congestion);
- Nasal problems (clogged nose, constant runny nose, sinusitis, hay fever, sneezing);
- Throat diseases (chronic cough, swollen tongue, teeth marks on the edges of the tongue, throat, hoarseness, mouth sores, itching of the palate);
- Weight related problems (overeating, hunger in the middle of the night, loss of appetite, feeling of fullness, strong desire for certain products, overweight);
- Joint or muscle pain;
- Headache or dizziness, sleep disorders;
- Fungal infections;
- Frequent colds;
- Energy and activity problems (apathy, fatigue, hyperactivity, impaired coordination, stuttering, anxiety);
- Emotional lability (mood swings, anger, irritability, aggression, anxiety, nervousness, a desire to quarrel, fear without reason, feelings of control over, frequent crying, depression);
- Lung diseases (asthma, bronchitis, wheezing, shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing, stuffy chest), etc.
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, start writing down what you eat and try to trace what foods that can have an impact on health disorders. If you manage to refuse a certain product for at least 4 – 5 days, you will see changes in your body. If health problems decreased or disappeared, then you should continue refusing this product. If you are unable to identify potential food allergens, it is necessary to consult your doctor.