Confusion, memory problems, headaches, fatigue—these are the key symptoms behind the phenomenon popularly known as brain fog. Although not an official diagnosis, the catch-all term represents real symptoms and real suffering.
It’s 2pm, you’re sitting at your desk with a full stomach, and you feel your eyes fall heavy. You feel overwhelmingly sleepy and distracted but it feels like there’s no fighting it. Your lunch is finally catching up to you, and you’ve got the post-lunch slump. But why do you get so tired after eating?
If milk, cheese, or ice cream causes you to have uncomfortable symptoms, know that you’re not alone. About two-thirds of the world’s population is lactose intolerant, and milk is one of the nine most common food allergens.
As a certified allergist, I often use elimination diets as a tool to help diagnose food allergy and find food intolerances. Here, I’ll explain how elimination diets work, how they should be integrated with food allergy testing, and the process I use to advise an efficient elimination diet plan with my patients.
Testing for food allergies can be incredibly useful. But it’s not as straightforward as testing for other types of inhalant allergies like dust mites, pet dander, mold and pollen.
Do you get a stomachache or troubling gastrointestinal issues when you eat something in particular? Or maybe it's a migraine or a skin rash when you eat a take-out? Sometimes it's difficult to understand what's happening when you eat something and your body goes haywire.
Learn how to identify whether your sniffles and sneezes, aches and pains or scratchy throat and cough symptoms are the result of a cold, flu or allergies so that you can treat them—and, hopefully, beat them.
If you experience an itchy, tight throat after eating certain raw fruits, nuts, or vegetables, you might assume you have a food allergy. However, it’s possible that you are actually allergic to pollen-like compounds in the food.
Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing—allergy symptoms are no fun! Whether you’re dealing with seasonal grass and pollen allergies, or reacting to a trigger such as animal dander, the effects are equally miserable.
If you have noticed your nose tends to run when you eat, you may be wondering what is causing it. If you figure out the cause, you can take action to improve your symptoms. There are many things that can cause a runny nose after eating, ranging from eating spicy food, to a food allergy, to seasonal allergies, to irritation.
The symptoms of allergies include coughing, a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes. They can make you miserable for days at a time. But can allergies make you tired, too?
As anyone with a drawer full of stretchy pants knows, the defining feature of bloating is the appearance or feeling of a swollen or distended belly. Although it is not fun to feel bloated, it is fairly common, with just over 20 percent of Americans reporting that they experienced bloating in a given week