Food Intolerance in Thibodaux, LA

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A food intolerance occurs when you have trouble consuming particular types of foods. Food contains proteins, nutrients, carbs, fat compounds, and natural toxins that give its flavor and smell. Any of these can lead to signs of food intolerance. It's important to note that food intolerance is not the same as a food allergy, where even a small amount of a particular food can bring on a mild to severe immune system response. Food intolerance normally develops gradually and can occur when you ingest excess amounts of a specific food, too frequently. If you would like to learn more about food intolerances and the ways they can affect your digestive tract, contact a Digestive Health Center near you to request a consultation. We offer care for food intolerances in Thibodaux, LA, and can help you and your loved ones manage this condition.

Multiple symptoms can be related to food intolerances. Some of the most common include:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Bloated stomach
  • Sweating during sleep
  • Dark circles below your eyes
  • Loose stools
  • Throwing up
  • Skin symptoms (like eczema and rashes)

Food intolerance is unique to you and is caused by foods that are typically harmless for most other people. A few of the most common causes are:

  • Lack of enzymes needed for the digestion of specific foods
  • Wide assortment of artificial additives, preservatives, and coloring agents used in processed foods
  • A few foods, such as kidney beans or chickpeas, contain toxins when eaten raw
  • Items with high levels of histamine (such as aged or fermented foods)
  • Salicylates in some vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices
  • Particular naturally occurring compounds, like caffeine

Our Thibodaux, LA gastroenterology providers can help you discern which foods could be causing the condition.

The timing and symptoms help pinpoint a food intolerance, as well as distinguish an intolerance from a food allergy. Collecting an accurate record of your eating habits and associated symptoms helps identify which foods might bring on your symptoms. When the specific food is identified, you will be asked to briefly eliminate it from your diet under your provider's supervision. The Digestive Health Center gastrointestinal specialists will then monitor you for change or alleviation of your symptoms. Following that, the supposed trigger is reintroduced into your diet to support the conclusion.

If you are experiencing uncomfortable GI symptoms and believe it could be related to food intolerance, it might be time to work with a local GI specialist. You can find a gastrointestinal specialist who can help with food intolerances by contacting one of our Digestive Health Center locations. Our providers can help you detect and eliminate your trigger foods so that you can enjoy daily life again. To find out more information about food intolerances along with how they can be solved, contact one of our Thibodaux, LA locations today.

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