Many people experience unpleasant reactions after eating certain foods. Difficulty with digestion can lead to symptoms such as bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, skin hives and excess mucus. Food intolerances are distinguishable from allergies because they are not autoimmune and therefore cannot be fatal, however, they are uncomfortable all the same. Common food intolerances include wheat, dairy, MSG, alcohol and caffeine.
If you think you may be experiencing a food intolerance, the first step is to keep a diary of foods you have been eating around the time your symptoms occur. Following this, or if you are experiencing a particularly strong reaction, it may also be helpful to consult with your GP. There are no specific tests for food intolerances, but Midland Health can offer expert guidance after taking a comprehensive medical history on elimination diets, and other ways to manage food intolerances in your day-to-day life.
- Food Allergy Blood Test (covers the 9 main food allergens) - £227*
- Full food and inhalants Allergy Blood Test (covers more than 45 allergens) - £460*
- Phlebotomy Appointment - £35
- Standard GP Consultation (30 min) - £120
- Express GP Consultation (15 min) - £60
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