New surveys suggest that millions of Americans may think incorrectly about their automatic dietary allergies. It has been found that about 20% of people said that they are food allergies, but only half of the people think that you can expect that you feel you are something that is allergic.
Researchers surveyed over 40,000 adult people through phone and internet between October 2015 and September 2016. Volunteers were asked whether they have any food allergies and what symptoms they have. They were asked that they have been formally tested by the doctor and they have been diagnosed with food allergy.
All said that 19% of the national representative group reported food allergy, in which the main culprits are said to be shellfish, milk and tree nuts. But only 10.8 percent of the people said they were compatible with allergic reactions in the diet, such as a penis, swelling of the lips or throat, and chest pain. Who did not report symptoms like stomach cramps, clogged nose or nausea.
The findings published on Friday in the JAMA Open Network, are closely related to the estimates of other studies, in which food allergies of the person with testing or medical records have been confirmed. US In the context of the population, the study estimates that there are approximately 26 million adult Americans with food allergy, and many Americans wrongly believe they have one. But that does not mean that people pretend to be allergic to the vast selfish diet; It's just that we can be a little confused about the terminology.
True allergies, such as they are known, occur when the immune system is very rapidly and impure on an exotic substance, whether it is food or pieces of clothing. Generally responsible antibodies for allergic reactions are called immunoglobulin E or IgE. When doctors examine for allergy, it searches for IG antibodies. But people can react badly to food for other reasons outside of the process.
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Lactose intolerance is perhaps the most famous example of this, and it is because many adults do not break lactose, usually sugar found in dairy products, in simple sugars. Other genetic conditions, Celiac disease, make people unable to judge gluten. Some people seem to have delayed the immune response to food without IgE in the picture, however, we generally do not give less assurance about how this is done and how to diagnose it definitively. Many doctors, for example, criticize the test, which promise to find this food sensitivity with ease.
After that, researchers say that people can mix sensitivity to food imbalances or food allergies.
What is also about the fact that many people with potentially food allergies apparently do not talk to a doctor about their survey. Only half of the group said that they were officially diagnosed with a doctor. And when we develop food allergies in early childhood, about half of people report about their allergies as adults.
This lack of diagnosis is related because food allergy is not something that you should be in the dark. When your usual atmosphere of lactose intolerance can become very familiar to you in the bathroom, food allergies can trigger a chronic, deadly anaphylactic shock. In the study sample, 38 percent of food allergy people said that as a result they were visiting the emergency room at least once in their life, while Epiphuran's current prescription in one quarter could stop anaphylaxis.
Some adults who find their allergies in adulthood might be lucky enough to avoid offensive food in their childhood or forget the previous reaction, but it is likely that others have developed their allergy after life. It is a crucial mystery that is why it needs to be solved.
Chicago's public health researcher Ruchi Gupta, in a Northwestern University Fineburg School of Medicine, Chicago chairman Ruchi Gupta said in a statement: "We were surprised that allergic-eating food allergies were so common." "It requires more research to understand why this happens and how we can prevent it."
Ultimately, Gupta added that anyone who thinks they can not handle a specific diet, because his doctor should ask to go to the bottom and not self-diagnose.
Gupta said that it is important to see a therapist for proper testing and diagnosis prior to removing food from the diet completely. "If food allergies are confirmed, it is also important to understand the management, including the symptoms of anaphylaxis and how and when and when to use epinephrine."