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What is a Food Intolerance Test?

by Anu Khan Seo executive

The word ‘food intolerance’ might be new to you but you are aware of this problem. It is a digestive issue where a person faces difficulty digesting certain foods. Moreover, the person may experience physical reaction to those foods. Food intolerance has some symptoms and the person with these symptoms should take food intolerance test in Dubai to make sure she or he is safe or not. This article discusses food intolerance test. Please continue reading to learn more.


Understanding Food Intolerance

It is an inability to digest different food items and symptoms include stomach pain and bloating. It is also known as ‘non-IgE.’ We like to eat different kind of foods, but our digestive system may not accept everything we eat. We often eat a food that our digestive system is not able to digest. It can be due to food intolerance or any other reason.


Symptoms of Food Intolerance

There are some physical symptoms of food intolerance and these symptoms come a few days after eating the food. Here are some notable signs:

  • Hives
  • Cough
  • Bloating
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Runny nose
  • Stomach ache
  • Irritable bowel
  • Feeling under the weather


Understanding Food Intolerance Test

It is not easy to know if it is food intolerance or not because the symptoms are similar to other issues. That is why doctors have designed a diagnostic test to make sure if this issue exists. If you have symptoms mentioned above, please try a diagnostic test to be on the safer side.

The patient should list down the food items that cause issues. On the other hand, a doctor should be consulted to diagnose and treat this issue. The doctor may recommend exclusion diet to avoid the reactions caused by the food intolerance.


How does Food Intolerance Test Work?

Furthermore, the doctor can recommend a blood test and a skin test to diagnose the condition. Here is how these tests work in a food intolerance test in Dubai:

  • Blood Test: The levels of IgE antibodies are measures in this test. The blood test conducted in this regard are not reliable.
  • Skin Prick Test: The reaction of the patient to certain foods is examined in this test. Like blood test, a skin prick test is also not reliable.

You may have more questions about this topic. Please consult a doctor if you need more information about it.





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