What are digestive related symptoms you may experience?
- Gas & Bloating,
- Stomach pain
- Burping or belching
What can cause digestive upset?
Parasites, bacteria or viral infections
Unhealthy gut flora or dysbiosis
Hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid)
Dietary allergies or sensitivities
Medications due to side effects
Stress and nervous system conditions
Poor diet and lifestyle
When to consider Food Allergy Testing?
- If you and your doctor have ruled out other more serious or common causes of digestive upset, food allergy testing may be a great option. Food allergy testing involves taking a blood sample and identifying possible sensitivity to foods you may be eating.
How does it work?
- The food allergy test measures an immune reaction created by your body to the foods that you eat. It is an IgG (immunoglobulin) type III hypersensitivity reaction. Meaning it is a delayed onset response to the offending foods that you eat. This reaction can happen over a 24-72 hour time line which can make things challenging to identify.
- The anti-body and antigen (the food) complexes formed by the immune system can cause damage multiple areas in the body in addition to the digestive tract.
- IgG testing measures the level your immune system responds to several foods in question.
- Testing can measure from 160-200+ different foods to help identify triggers.
What to expect after testing?
- After testing it can take 7-14 days for your doctor to get the results. Once you have received them, Dr. Kristy will be in touch with you to schedule a follow up appointment to include elimination strategies and nutritional considerations.
- Not all foods need to be removed indefinitely, but will likely require limitation to ensure healing of the digestive tract.