Naturopathic Food Allergy Treatment
Food Allergies are quite common and affect about 7 percent of children and 4 percent of adults. Food allergies occur when your immune system sees a harmless foreign material, such as peanut butter, as a harmful substance and triggers a reaction to attack that substance. The immune system sends antibodies to destroy the allergen. Whenever you eat that food, your immune system will release chemicals into the bloodstream that can cause a number of uncomfortable, and even life-threatening, symptoms.
Food allergies vary greatly in the severity of their symptoms. Some people who have an allergic reaction to food may experience tingling in the mouth, hives, swelling, abdominal pain, diarrhea as well as nausea and vomiting. Other people can have more serious allergic reactions that can cause swelling of airways that restrict breathing, eczema, rapid pulse, dizziness and a loss of consciousness. These severe reactions are called anaphylaxis, which in some cases can be fatal. The symptoms of a food allergy typically show up anywhere from two minutes to two hours after the food is ingested. The foods that people are most commonly allergic to include shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and eggs.
At Flow Natural Health Care are proud to be able to offer the best naturopathic treatment Portland has to offer. We specialize in treating food allergies using homeopathic methods. If those don’t work, however, we can also prescribe antibiotics and other medications.