[ Food [ Allergy ] A damaging auto-immune response to a substance involving either the immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody or T-cells. Common triggers include food proteins, pollens, animal fur, and dust. More ]
An allergy with a specific immune system response to a particular food protein, such as milk protein. It manifests within minutes to an hour or so of either smelling, touching, or ingesting a particular food. Symptoms range from mild to severe, including hives, itching, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and anaphylaxis.
Example: [ Coeliac disease, celiac disease (US) ] An autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that may be caused by sensitivity to gliadin, a component of gluten, found in wheat and other grains. Symptoms include pain and discomfort in the digestive tract, chronic constipation, and diarrhoea. Secondary symptoms may include failure to thrive (of children), anaemia and fatigue. Vitamin deficiencies may More, is an [ Autoimmune disorder ] A condition arising from an abnormal immune response against substances naturally present in the body. Symptoms may include low grade fever, fatugue, inflammation or pain and may be accute or chronic, depending on exposure to the trigger substance. At least 80 types of autoimmune disorders or diseases have been catalogued. More triggered consumption of [ Gluten ] A composite of the storage proteins, gliadin and a glutenin, in various cereal grains. Gluten is responsible for the elasticity of bread dough and is widely used as an additive to foods otherwise low in protein. More.
- Food intolerance
- Food sensitivity