Food Intolerance in Connecticut

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What are food intolerances?

Food intolerance is referred to as trouble with consuming specific types of foods. Food consists of proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, fat compounds, and natural substances that enhance its taste and smell. A number of these could lead to signs of food intolerance. It's important to understand that food intolerance is not the same as an allergic reaction, in which even a minimal amount of allergic food might bring on a slight to severe immune response. Food intolerance often happens over time and may arise when you consume excess amounts of a type of food too often. If you want to find out more info about food intolerances and the ways they may affect your digestive health, contact Connecticut GI to request a consultation. We offer care for food intolerances in Connecticut and can help you or your family members better manage this condition.

What are the symptoms and sources of food intolerances?

Several signs can be related to food intolerances. Some of the most widespread include:

  • Joint discomfort
  • Dark circles below the eyes
  • Throwing up
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • Sweating during sleep
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Skin-related problems (including rashes and eczema)
  • Bloating

A food intolerance is unique to you and is often due to a food that is normally tolerable for most others. Among the most common causes include:

  • Salicylates in particular fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices
  • Particular naturally occurring components, like fructose
  • Wide array of chemical additives, preservatives, and coloring agents used in prepackaged food products
  • Deficiency of enzymes specific for the breakdown of certain foods
  • Items that have histamine (such as fermented or aged foods)
  • A few foods, like red kidney beans or chickpeas could be toxic when eaten raw

Our Connecticut gastroenterology specialists can help you discern which food items could be triggering the condition.

How are food intolerances treated?

The pattern and type of symptoms can detect intolerance to food and distinguish it from a food allergy. Logging an accurate diary of your dietary intake and following difficulties helps you recognize which foods might lead to these results. When the particular food is determined, you are asked to temporarily remove it from your consumption under a doctor's supervision. Our Connecticut GI gastrointestinal specialists will then see you for progress or betterment of your difficulties. The supposed cause is then reintroduced to your diet to support the diagnosis.

Manage your food intolerance

If you are experiencing troubling issues that lead you to believe you could have a food intolerance, then you could benefit from consulting with a local gastrointestinal specialist. You can talk to a gastrointestinal specialist who can help with food intolerances by reaching out to our physician-led group at Connecticut GI. Our physicians can work with you to recognize and avoid your trigger foods to help you live your best life once again. If you would like to hear more details on food intolerances and how they can be solved, call one of our Connecticut locations today.

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