Let’s Look at the Statistics
Those of us who don’t suffer from food allergies probably don’t realize just how many people must contend with them on a regular basis. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), out of the hundreds of millions of Americans, up to 15,000,000 have food allergies. That means one in 13 children suffer from a food allergy in the United States, and these numbers are only rising. A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 indicated a 50 percent rise in childhood food allergies between the years of 1997 and 2011.
Why Should I Get Tested?
Identify Symptom Causes
Do you experience symptoms of food allergies such as hives, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or sneezing after you eat but can’t determine which food is causing it? Food allergy testing can help you identify what’s causing your symptoms so you can more effectively treat your allergy and avoid consuming the foods that are causing the reaction. Properly identifying your allergen will also aid in determining the best path for treatment.
Find Symptom Relief
Food allergy symptoms range from mild to severe. Testing can help you find relief from your unpleasant symptoms, such as eczema, redness around your eyes, itchy mouth or ear canal, nasal congestion, etc. There’s no reason to simply live with your allergy when you can identify and treat it. Contact Khoury Chiropractic for food allergy testing today. We offer quality allergy testing services as a small part of our comprehensive chiropractic care services.
The following symptoms, occurring by themselves or in combination with mild symptoms, may indicate anaphylaxis. Seek emergency medical treatment immediately if you experience
- Difficulty swallowing
- Obstructive swelling of lips, tongue, or throat
- Inability to catch one’s breath
- Turning blue
Blood pressure drop characterized by
- Feeling faint
- Passing out
- Chest pain
- Loss of consciousness
- A “thready” or weak pulse