Food allergy diarrhea

From what you have described, it is obvious that the diarrhea you are experiencing is a reaction to the food you are eating. This response can be due to either a food allergy or a food intolerance. A food allergy and a food intolerance have similar symptoms however the causes for them as well as the effects that they have on your system would be very different. There are several factors such as the amount of time that elapses from the consumption and the reaction as well as other accompanying symptoms that would help to form an accurate diagnosis. It would be advisable to visit a doctor to find out which one of the two you are suffering from.

A food allergy is the reaction of the body’s immune system to a certain food. This is an abnormal reaction and often causes hives and/ or nasal congestion. However, you may not necessarily experience these symptoms. On the other hand, a food intolerance is the body’s inability to digest some kinds of foods due to the absence of the enzymes required to digest the food. This type of reaction does not involve the immune system and therefore does not cause hives or wheezing or any other allergic reactions.

Before you can try to remedy the situation, you will have to identify the food or foods causing this reaction. If you are used to eating bread with your meals, it is possible that it is the bread that is triggering the diarrhea. Bread contains gluten and gluten intolerance is a very common problem. Avoid having bread with your meals. You will also have to avoid other foods that contain gluten like pasta, pizza, cakes and muesli for a day of two. It is best to have an all-fruit and vegetable diet for two days as this will give your digestive system a much needed break and will allow your system to stabilize. After this, make a thick vegetable broth for yourself and have it along with bread. If you have a reaction you can be sure that it is caused by gluten intolerance. If you do not have a reaction, you will have to slowly include one new food in your diet per meal until you have pinpointed the source of the reaction. To speed up this process, keep a diary and note down what your meals were when you were still experiencing a reaction and before you started this elimination diet. You can then include one food from that list at a time and this will help to finally locate the cause of the diarrhea. The only course of action from then on would be to completely eliminate the offensive food from your meals.
Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in the form of salads in your meals as this will help to provide your body with vitamins and minerals and help it to recover.

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