Food intolerances are much more common than food allergies. The symptoms of food intolerance tend to come on more slowly, often many hours after eating the problem food. Food intolerance is an adverse reaction to a food which occurs when our body has an inability to digest that food successfully. A reasonable portion of food is usually needed to cause a reaction, although some people can be sensitive to small amounts.
Symptoms of a wheat Allergy
- Itchy/flaky skin
The symptoms of wheat intolerance might be similar to IBS, and you won’t necessarily suffer from all of them.
Treatment Of A Wheat Allergy
Your first assessment with the dietitian will explore your eating patterns, an assessment of your nutritional intake and dietary habits, exercise and lifestyle habits, medical history, medications and symptom history. We will provide you with a food & symptom tracking diary which will ultimately allow us to generate a suitable and tailored plan for you going forward. If you suspect that you may be intolerant to wheat our dietitians can assess your symptoms and identify whether they are related to ingestion of wheat or perhaps linked to IBS or coeliac disease.
When there is uncertainty as to which foods trigger allergic symptoms, the dietitian will help to devise an elimination diet of the suspected foods and advise on reintroducing these foods to determine which caused the symptoms. The dietitians role in this is crucial in ensuring that the diet remains nutritionally adequate throughout the treatment.