Food Allergies and Food Intolerance Outline
Central Idea: There exists a significant difference exists between food allergies and food intolerance/sensitivity. The magnitude of these difference is an eye-opener. Main Points: 1. Description of food allergies 2. Description of food intolerance/sensitivity 3. Transition: We will begin by grasping the concepts of food allergies and end with a discussion on food sensitivity. II. Body A. Food Allergies 1. Respiratory food hypersensitivity reaction is divided into immunoglobin E-mediated disorders, and non- immunoglobin E mediated disorders. The figures to determine the number of people that experience this reaction is unknown. The uncertainty stems from the fact that most people do not necessarily inform physicians of their reactions or attempt to seek medical attention for the same. The food substance that is likely to get such an allergic response in adults is nuts, peanuts, shellfish, and fish.
While in children, peanuts, eggs, milk, nuts and various seeds cause this reaction. A common non-Immunoglobin E mediated response is dermatitis herpetiformis which results in serve itching of the skin accompanied with a skin rash. Food-associated exercise-induced anaphylaxis is a reaction due to the combination of food and exercise. The unusual reaction can take the form of an itchy rash, tongue or throat swelling, throwing up, shortness of breath, or a drop-in blood pressure. The reaction is rapid and can cause death. For this particular case, the reaction occurs typically if the person exercises two to four hours after ingesting food. The absence of the exercising aspect will not affect the individual in any way. The second, a forced similarity between the theory of overall adaption to stress and being introduced into mental health by Hans Selye.
Lastly, a notion proposed that the manifestation of a food allergy appeared cycles with one stage being hidden or lacking no indications at all. In the 35 years that followed, Randolph's theory was adopted without being subjected to thorough evaluation. It is not uncommon for the promoters of a different mode of healing to hide their activities with close to minimal acceptability. It is relatively simple to understand the immunologic mechanisms. a. Case 1: A woman reported to have experienced specific symptoms 10 to 20 minutes after ingestion of even four drops of milk. She complained of these symptoms for 11 years. The symptoms include blurred vision, abdominal cramps, faintness, nausea, and pressure in the head. These symptoms are confirmed to associate with sensitivity to milk generally.
The capsules were either 8 grams of sugar or 8 grams of chocolate. The observers and the subjects had no knowledge of the contents of the pills. The instructions to the subjects were that they are to ingest the capsules for four months and report back to the observers. A migraine that occurred was not in correspondence to the ingestion of the tablets. C. Laboratory studies are grouped into Immunoglobin E mediated disorders and non-Immunoglobin mediated disorders. Immunoglobin mediated allergic reactions triggered by the food induced is by the use of the puncture skin test, PST. RAST test works to establish weather the patient possesses Immunoglobin E antibodies for specific foods. The tests do not confirm clinical food allergy (Alves, Barroso, González-García, Oliveira, & Delerue-Matos, 2016).
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