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There are basically two potential types of food allergies that a person can have a reaction to which are IgE & IgG. The IgE Food Allergies are Type 1 immune reactions & are well studied involving 2-5% of the population. The IgE food allergies are your known allergies & you don't have to be a doctor to know you are allergic to these foods. Your reactions are usually quick & you have symptoms like itchy skin, rashes, hives, wheezing, & the most serious Type 1 reaction is anaphylactic shock.
IgG Food Allergies are Delayed Onset Food Allergies or known simply as Hidden Allergies. IgG food allergies are Type 3 immune reactions. They are more commonly involved in food allergy than Type 1 reactions. They are known as hidden allergies because people do not recognize the food or foods that are causing their allergy related condition. The delayed onset can be days before a reaction will occur after the allergic foods are consumed.
These IgG hidden food allergies may occur in any tissue or organ in the body. They can provoke over 100 allergic symptoms & are involved with well over 150 different medical conditions. An estimated 45-60% or 60 to 80 million Americans suffer from these hidden allergies.
Symptoms & conditions related to IgG Hidden Food Allergies may include:
Aches & pains, Acne, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism, Celiac Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Infections, Depression, Digestive Disorders(IBS, Constipation, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis), Dizziness, Enuresis(Bed Wetting), Fibromyalgia, Fluid Retention, Hyperactivity, Itching, Lethargy, Loss of Appetite, Migraines/Headaches, Nausea, PMS, Recurrent Ear & Sinus Infections, Skin Conditions(Eczema, Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, etc.), Urticaria, Weight Gain/Loss, Wheezing
Allergies don't cause Everything!
Allergies can cause Anything!