Allergies are not only annoying and inconvenient, but they can also be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening in some cases. While some people have no allergies, there are a lot of people who suffer from multiple allergies. Allergies affect a large number of people. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, approximately 6% of American children and 4% of American adults are affected by some kind of allergy. Food allergies, in particular, are relatively common, and can have quite a large impact on a person’s life when they suddenly start to experience allergic reactions to some of their favorite foods.
A food allergy can develop at any time, and a person can experience an allergic reaction to almost any kind of food. This reaction occurs when a person consumes something that causes their immune system to overreact. When their immune system overreacts, it treats certain particles found in the food that was consumed as pathogenic substances; thus sending out certain types of chemicals to help defend the body against these “false pathogens”.
Most Common Food Allergies
People can become allergic to almost all foods. Some people may eat a certain type of food one day and feel perfectly find after eating, but experience an allergic reaction the next time they eat that particular type of food. There are some food allergies that are considered much more common than others.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 90% of all recorded food allergies account for one of eight specific food types. These particular food types that seem to cause allergic reactions in most cases where such a reaction is experienced include eggs crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, soy, wheat and fish.
Symptoms Of Food Allergies
Knowing which symptoms to look out for when it comes to food allergies is important. Stopping such an allergic reaction as soon as it starts can help a person avoid potentially life-threatening symptoms. It should also be noted that certain symptoms are considered mild, while others are considered more severe. Knowing how to differentiate between mild and severe symptoms is essential to know which treatment method would be most appropriate for the situation.
According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), some common symptoms that signal a mild to moderate allergic reaction to food usually includes hives, which may consist of itchy areas that develop on the skin, accompanied by inflammation and redness. The skin around the eyes and mouth often also becomes red when a food allergy is experienced. The ear canal or mouth may become itchy, and a person may start sneezing, experience a runny nose or nasal congestion.
In some cases, an odd taste may be experienced in a person’s mouth. There are also cases where a person experiences a stomach pain. Nausea and vomiting are also common symptoms of an allergic reaction to food.
What Is Anaphylaxis?
In some cases, a more severe allergic reaction may be experienced to certain types of food. Left untreated, the condition may become life-threatening. This reaction is called anaphylaxis and can lead to death should it not be treated immediately. Signs to be wary of include difficulty swallowing, not being able to breathe properly, a fast reduction in blood pressure, fainting and sudden weakness, a weak pulse, chest pain and a loss of consciousness.
How Is Food Allergies Tested?
Food allergies can be tested in different ways. When a person visits their doctor, the doctor may order an allergy test to better determine the particular foods and particles the patient is allergic to. Thereafter, appropriate treatment methods can be implemented, including avoiding the foods that the allergy test listed during the test.
A basic skin test is often the preferred method of testing for food allergies. During such a test, small drops will be placed on the patient’s skin. The skin will also be pricked and a period of approximately 20 minutes has to pass in order to determine which foods a patient may be allergic to. If bumps develop in certain spots, it means the patient is allergic to the particular food types that were tested at those locations. Additional blood tests are sometimes requested in addition to the skin test should further analysis be required.
How Bioresonance Therapy Is Used In Food Allergy Testing
Even though the most basic food allergy test is considered safe and not painful at all, the fact that the skin needs to be pricked is certainly not pleasant for many people. Thus, people with food allergies often seek out alternative methods to test their allergies. Bioresonance therapy is often a preferred alternative method, offering a safe and much less invasive method of testing for particular foods that a person may experience allergic reactions to.
With bioresonance therapy, electromagnetic waves of certain foods have been programmed into the BICOM device utilized during the test. A DNA sample of the patient is then taken and different electromagnetic waves are then emitted toward the DNA sample collected. The BICOM device provides the practitioner with information regarding how the DNA sample reacts to the electromagnetic waves that are being sent to it. This provides the practitioner with details on particular types of foods that the body shows a sensitivity to. The more significant of a reaction, the higher the chance the patient can experience a more severe reaction to that particular type of food. This information is then utilized to provide the patient with an extensive overview of what foods their body is sensitive to and what foods they may be allergic to.
Experiencing food allergies is a problem that many people have to face. In many cases, an allergic reaction may be experienced with different types of food, and cutting all of these foods from one’s diet can become problematic if it would cause a significant restriction in the options available to the particular individual. With allergy testing, however, a diagnosis can be made to a deeper level; thus explaining what foods a person is allergic to, or pinpointing particular substances. While traditional methods for food allergy testing may seem a little invasive to some people, bioresonance therapy offers a safer, more convenient way that is in no way at all invasive.