The Institute of Health & Wellness treats a variety of conditions related to health and nutrition, among which food allergies in Vero Beach are some of the most common. Food allergies manifest themselves through tingling or itching in the mouth, hives, itching or eczema, swelling of the lips, face, tongue, throat or other parts of the body, wheezing, nasal congestion, trouble breathing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consider taking a test for food allergies.
Food allergies appear when foods and their protein components are not completely digested. Thus, your immune system doesn’t recognize them as nutritional and beneficial. As a result, your body responds defensively by producing antibodies and starting a domino effect which can concern several tissues and organs. Depending on the strength of the body’s reaction against the food, the allergic symptoms can go from moderate to life-threatening, and can appear between a few minutes and two hours after ingesting the food.
How do we determine if you have food allergies? It’s very simple: all that is needed is a small blood sample to perform a comprehensive blood analysis, which yields results within 72 hours. Our experienced physicians will be able to determine your food sensitivities and provide an individualized diet to care for your food allergies in Vero Beach.