Food Sensitivity Panel
Food Sensitivity is caused by the body’s inability to process specific substances, specific foods, and accompanying environmental additives. Determining an individual’s tolerance levels to food-borne allergens helps avoid adverse, sometimes deadly, allergic reactions.
- The body produces antibodies to combat common food substances, creating the typical allergy symptoms. In response to the food substance, the antibodies produce histamine, which causes the allergic reaction. Many allergies can be extreme and cause an anaphylactic shock when airways swell closed due to food-caused inflammation. In severe cases, even death can occur.
- Other symptoms of food allergies could include bloating, sickness, headaches, nausea, and other physical issues.
- Common food items that cause allergies are peanuts, fruits, and vegetables, as well as some dairy products, spices, meats, and fish, especially shellfish, and many other foods.