Chronic allergies can affect a patient’s quality of life. When someone says the word “allergies,” however, often people think of seasonal allergies, such as sneezing from pollen, or something like hay fever. While these types of allergies can undoubtedly affect someone’s day, some kinds of food allergies can be extremely damaging and even deadly if they’re not uncovered. If you’ve been searching for food allergy tests in Marysville, look to McQuinn Naturopathic to help you find out what’s triggering your allergy.
When someone reacts because of a food allergy, it is because the response of the body is trying to protect the immune system. However, the immune response triggered is usually damaging, such as itchy skin or the degradation of the lining of the small intestine (both of which are symptoms of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder).
Here at McQuinn Naturopathic, we offer over 40 different foods that we can test you with to see if something may be triggering your body’s immune response. If you’re not sure if you have a food allergy, some of the common symptoms include nausea and vomiting, dry, itchy skin, hoarse voice, shortness of breath, wheezing, anaphylaxis, swelling, difficulty swallowing, and signs that mimic hay fever. However, you may have other symptoms as well, so it’s wise to get an official allergy test so that you can receive a formal diagnosis. If you find out you’re allergic to a particular food or an ingredient in the food (such as gluten), then you can make strides to eliminate that food from your diet.