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Food Allergy

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Celiac disease:

Gluten intolerance means that you have an intolerance to gluten.
Gluten is a protein that gives the flour its baking quality, ie gives the bread volume, texture and consistency.
gluten contained in wheat, rye, oats and barley.
After ingestion damaged villi in the small intestine causing kropen can not absorb the necessary nutrients.
This bowel disease does not grow away without gluten-free diet is a must for life.
Symptoms may huh eg Malnutrition, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, fatigue and anemia.
The treatment is a gluten-free diet, then the food must not contain wheat, rye or barley. In some cases, even oats.
The symptoms disappear when the intestinal mucosa heals.
An inflamed bowel may find it difficult to break down milk sugar, lactose, and lactose may need to be excluded from the diet for some time.

Lactose intolerance:

Approximately 3-5% of Sweden's population is lactose intolerant due to a shortage of the enzyme lactase in the small intestinal mucosa and you can not break down lactose. The milk sugar continues to colon and a fermentation process starts giving diarrhea, flatulence and colic pains. It can withstand not milk and milk products.
It distinguishes between:
* Full or congenital lactose intolerance is very unusual baby can not tolerate milk. Intolerance is permanent and does not grow away.
* Primary lactose intolerance, which means that lactase activity decreases gradually. Often the remaining 5-10%, which means that small amounts of lactose can be tolerated. Although this intolerance is permanent.
* Secondary lactose intolerance may occur due to an injury of the small intestinal mucosa as in intestinal infections, stomach flu and untreated celiac disease. When the disease has healed you usually tolerate lactose again.
The treatment is a lactose-free / reduced diet. Most people can tolerate small amounts of lactose, but some need to completely lactose-free diet.

Egg allergy:

Egg allergy is more common among children than adults and often disappear at school age. As people allergic to eggs can react to dust from egg carton, and they can not staying around when foods containing eggs cooked. Chicken, chickens, and fish eggs are also things that some people allergic to eggs may huh allergic to.
Symptoms can eg be hives, eczema and asthma.

Soy Allergy:

The soybean is a legume (legume) and is used among others for its good protein quality as raw material or ingredient in many foods. Are you allergic to soy, there is a risk that you are also allergic to other legumes such as peas and peanuts.
Symptoms may include hives, eczema, lip - and / or eye swelling, chest irritation, diarrhea, vomiting, colic and poor weight gain.

Soy protein can be part of the following food groups:

Processed meats, fish mince dishes, breakfast cereals, ice cream, biscuits, confectionery, bread, dairy products, milk products, pancakes, biscuits, snacks, soups, sauces, tofu, äggersättningsprodukter.

Nut allergies:

Nut allergies are a common allergy, most have left it even in adulthood.
There are a variety of nuts which may cause allergic reactions. The most common is hazelnut and you are allergic to it are also allergic to other nut varieties such as cashews and walnuts.
Peanuts, nutmeg and coconut is entrusted names, no nuts, and therefore need not be avoided.
Symptoms may include itching in the mouth and throat, swelling, shortness of breath and vomiting.
One should be careful if you are allergic to nuts, the nuts are often in different chocolates, cookies, cakes and other pastries.

Cow's milk allergy:

It is usually infants who are allergic to cow's milk.
Ca. 2% of all infants react to cow's milk protein when switching from breast milk to gruel, porridge and food containing cow's milk.
Most children have outgrown their allergy at age 3, portion has allergies remain until school age.
Symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, colic, hives, eczema, lip - and eye swelling, asthma, lethargy, hyperactivity, poor weight gain, and in the worst cases, anaphylactic shock.
The treatment is a diet completely free of milk and foods where milk is included. Remember that it is enough to get milk products on the skin to cause symptoms.

Seafood allergy:

Fish allergy manifests itself in quite an early age, but it does not grow away as fast as milk and egg allergy are doing. You can be allergic to a particular kind of fish, but tolerate others. If you are very sensitive, it is enough to smell to respond.
Allergy to shrimp is the most common shellfish allergies. Shellfish Allergy and fish allergy do not go together, so those who are allergic to shellfish can often eat fish without problems. Shellfish allergy grows mostly not removed.

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