Food allergies in Stuart are a very common condition. They consist on a reaction of the immune system that happens after eating certain foods. The immune system mistakenly identifies the food or one of its composing substances as harmful and triggers antibodies to neutralize it. Some of the foods that most commonly cause food allergies are shellfish, peanuts and nuts in adults, and milk, eggs, wheat and soy in children.
The Institute of Health & Wellness provides testing and treatment of food allergies in Stuart. According to our experience, the most common food allergy signs and symptoms include:
• Tingling or itching in the mouth.
• Hives, itching or eczema.
• Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body.
• Wheezing, nasal congestion or trouble breathing.
• Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
• Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting.
The process we use to identify food sensitivity is quite simple. We perform a comprehensive blood analysis to determine to which foods you are sensitive. All the patient needs to do is take a small blood sample and take the results, which are due to come out within 72 hours, to our team of expert physicians. By reviewing them, we will be able to determine your food allergies and provide an individualized diet to prevent them.
Call 772-539-9556 for more information on our specialties and procedures.