If you live in or near Scottsdale, you may need food sensitivity testing to determine if you are having mild to serious allergic reactions to certain types of foods. In some cases, the foods that you or a child are having a problem with can lead to feeling sick frequently from nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting, but you may think that you have a stomach virus or food poisoning. Other food sensitivities can cause problems such as itchy skin rashes or dry skin patches.
An allergy to a food can change your body’s adrenaline or hormone levels, affecting your mood, making you feel anxious, angry or depressed. It is possible to develop painful migraines from sensitivities to certain types of food. If you consume a particular food or beverage and begin to have problems with a swollen throat, an itchy tongue or muscle cramps in your limbs, then it is time to schedule professional food sensitivity testing to protect your health. There is a good chance that your sensitivity issue will get worse if left undetected.
What Happens during Food Sensitivity Testing?
You might wonder what happens when you visit a Scottsdale specialist for food sensitivity testing. First, the physician will collect your information about your allergy symptoms. It is important to keep a food diary that helps you to keep track of the allergy symptoms from the foods that you eat to help the physician determine what to test for during the procedures. Our physician will want to know more about your health such as learning if you have diabetes mellitus or high blood pressure.
When you take over-the-counter or prescription medications, you should bring these to your appointment. In addition, dietary supplements such as vitamins, herbs or minerals can cause allergic reactions. Our physician will collect blood samples to test for reactions to the most common allergens such as nuts or seeds. We can also test for allergens to other foods such as shellfish, eggs or dairy products. You may want to know if you are sensitivity to the gluten in wheat or other grains.
The results from the blood tests can help you to avoid the foods that are causing problems. Your results can help you live a healthier life, in addition to allowing you to experience relief from allergy symptoms and other issues. The team at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health can give you additional information about food sensitivity testing to improve you or your child’s health. We are conveniently located in Scottsdale, AZ. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!