Around the world, there are more people than ever who are likely to develop food allergies and food intolerances. Recent inquiries into the deaths of two British teenagers across the other side of the world have seen awareness spread about the fatal causes of allergies. Added to this, a girl died of a dairy allergy here in Western Australia.
Whilst testing for food intolerances, Allergy Test Australia also works incredibly hard to help spread awareness. According to the BBC, food allergy affects around 7% of children, with that number rising to 9% in Australia. This is definitely more than we thought, and it is important that we share this news.
How to identify food intolerances
You should look for the relevant food intolerance symptoms such as a headache, bloated stomach, skin rash or any other symptoms. Different to an allergy, food intolerances are not life-threatening but they can cause a range of symptoms which can affect both your work and social life. You can identify them by ordering a test from Allergy Test Australia which will be able to tell you which food items will be causing you more harm than good.
How to identify food allergies
If you suspect you have a food allergy then you will probably have been experiencing a wide range of symptoms, including headaches, skin rashes, a bloated stomach, and vomiting. If you do suspect you have one, then we recommend that you consult your doctor immediately. An allergy is caused by the immune system fighting against substances in the environment and food items.
When are food allergies most likely to occur?
The frequency of food allergies and intolerances has increased over the past 30 years, particularly industrialised societies. Allergies can occur everywhere and in everyone, and it is not simply a fact of people becoming more aware of them, but also because of the way food technology has advanced and new ingredients are added to everything. Make sure food allergies are not the cause of your symptoms.
For more information on both food allergies and food intolerances, please log on to www.allergytestaustralia.com to order your test. You can speak to our Customer Service advisors via LiveChat on our website if you have any queries, or if you need help choosing the right test.