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Food Sensitivities

Sensitivity to certain kinds of food is not unusual. When you eat a food your body doesn't like, your immune system has an undesirable reaction to it. This reaction often causes you to experience pain and discomfort, but it may not happen right away. Many people with food sensitivities report that it takes a few days to feel the effects. At ProHealth Center, serving Clinton, Joanna, and Mountville, SC, we can treat people suffering from food sensitivities. 

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Symptoms of Food Sensitivities 

There are a few symptoms to look out for that indicate you are sensitive to a particular food. They include bloating and stomach pain, regular headaches, and even migraines. You may also find yourself suffering from widespread and chronic joint and muscle pain. If so, our chiropractor in Clinton can treat you for your food sensitivity. It is not uncommon for a patient with fibromyalgia to experience food sensitivities that can cause this type of pain to manifest.

How Food Sensitivities Are Treated 

The treatments for food sensitivities vary from case to case. Depending on the reason why it happens, treatment may include correcting issues like deficiencies and imbalances in the health of your gut. In order to manage sensitivities, you may have to work closely with our experts. Not only can we help you change your eating habits, but we can also help you eat foods in a way that won't make you sick. Our team will often use elimination diets to determine which foods you are sensitive to. 

Foods You're Most Likely to Be Sensitive to

Certain types of foods cause sensitivity more than others. They include dairy, gluten, and caffeine. Sensitivity to dairy usually manifests itself in the form of lactose intolerance, something 65% of Americans suffer from. Those that have a sensitivity to gluten often suffer from celiac disease. The disease causes a patient's immune system to put their small intestine in harm's way. Left untreated, this can damage a person's digestive system. When it comes to caffeine, many people experience sensitivities at some point during their lives. In many cases, sensitivity to caffeine is genetic. Some patients simply can't metabolize the caffeine they ingest, and this causes them to be sensitive to it. It's also not uncommon for people to have a sensitivity to eggs. The sensitivity is actually a reaction to eating egg whites, which can cause pain in the abdomen. 

Contact ProHealth Center Today

If you think you are experiencing chronic food sensitivities, we can help you determine what they are. At ProHealth Center, serving Clinton, Joanna, and Mountville, SC, we can help you eliminate food sensitivities and get you back to living a happy, healthy life. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.