Allergy and food intolerance tests
What is happening physically in an ALLERGY?
A cascade of events occurs in an allergic response:
On first contact, it can take up to two weeks for enough antibodies to be produced to respond adequately to a ‘threat' or antigen
The immune system produces IgE antibodies; a type of white blood cell called a ‘B cell’ produces these
When B cells become activated, they develop into plasma cells. Plasma cells create antibodies that are specific to an antigen (it’s like a lock and key system)
IgE antibodies produced are found mostly in saliva and mucus membranes
IgE antibodies release histamine upon contact with an antigen which produces symptoms such as:
Sneezing - Coughing - Runny nose - Itchy mouth/lips - Swelling of the lips/face
Rashes - Difficulty breathing - Vomiting - Worsening of asthmatic symptoms - Anaphylactic shock
These symptoms are rapid-onset so would happen within minutes and up to 2 hours of exposure to the antigen
What is happening physically in an INTOLERANCE?
There are different types of food intolerances – we test for immune mediated intolerances where the body produces IgG4 antibodies against certain food and drink items
The symptoms, which arise as a result of this type of reaction are delayed-onset, so could occur up to 72 hours after eating a food.
Food intolerances can be hard to identify due to the longer period of time symptoms come about and sometimes the subtly of symptoms
Symptoms tend to be more digestive system orientated but can include fatigue/headaches and:
Bloating - Flatulence - Diarrhoea - Headaches - Fatigue
Can contribute towards inflammation and joint pain
Food Allergy 25 items tested - £75
Food intolerance 40 items tested- £99
Complete body Allergy 40 and Food Intolerance 80 items tested- £229
Complete Intolerance test - 160 items tested £229
To purchase please contact me on:
Parveen Talwar on 07889 062467