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Medical Laboratory Sharjah

Food Intolerance Test

Food Intolerance has been linked as the possible cause of a range of medical conditions including abdominal pain, loss of appetite, overweight, mouth ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating, migraines, eczema and arthritis that can cause the body discomfort and distress.

Each person reacts differently to food and food intolerance can affect anyone at any age.

Symptoms can often first start appearing some time after the food has been eaten making it difficult to determine the offending food without advanced laboratory testing.

Your patients can be tested at MenaLabs for food intolerance for up to 270 foods by using an enzyme linked immunoassay technique to measure the level of food-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) in the patient’s blood.

The Food Intolerance test results will be delivered to you within three business days and presented in a reader-friendly report, which will enable you to design an appropriate diet to exclude the reactive foods and plan a balanced diet in order to control their weight.

Symptoms of Food Intolerance:

The severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of enzyme the person produces and how much of the food has been consumed.
The conditions listed hereunder have been shown by high quality scientific trials to be either caused or made worse by food intolerance.

Respiratory Asthma, rhinitis (nasal allergy), glue ear
Gastrointestinal Infantile colitis and colic, Crohn’s disease, bloating, Recurrent abdominal pain (especially in children), diarrhoea and constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, weight control problems …
Skin Eczema, urticaria, rashes, acne, itching …
Nervous system Headache and migraine, hyperactivity disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder…
Heart / circulation Palpitations (heart rhythm abnormalities) …
Musculoskeletal Unexplained joint pain, some kinds of arthritis, unexplained muscle pain, water retention …
Psychiatric Anxiety, depression fatigue, insomnia and hypersomnia(an inappropriate need for sleep) …

These conditions are shown linked to particular organ systems (gastrointestinal, central nervous, cardiovascular, etc.) thus conforming to medical convention.

In practice however, when food intolerance is involved, such conditions rarely exist alone; the typical sufferer having symptoms relating to a number of different organ systems. For example, a typical food intolerance sufferer may suffer migraine, unexplained fatigue (central nervous system symptoms) abdominal pain, bloating, frequent diarrhea (gastrointestinal system symptoms) unexplained muscle and joint pains (musculoskeletal system symptoms).