Physical and Neurological Side Effects of Food Sensitivities

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.netFood sensitivities and allergies are among the most common types of allergies a person can experience. Common food allergies include eggs, fish, milk, nuts, peanuts, shellfish, soy, wheat, and dairy. These sensitivities can wreak havoc on the body in a variety of ways. Getting tested for allergies is highly recommended, as many people learn to live with the side effects of their sensitivities, not realizing this is the reason why they are experiencing negative symptoms.

Physical symptoms of food sensitivities include:

  • Stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headaches
  • Sneezing
  • Sinus swelling
  • Rapid pulse
  • Fainting
  • Itching/hives/rashes
  • Itching inside of the mouth
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or other parts of the body
  • Difficulty breathing due to construction of the airways
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain

In addition to these physical symptoms, neurological symptoms are also associated with many allergies. These include:

  1. Cognitive Issues
  • Poor memory (auditory and visual)
  • Reasoning difficulties
  • Spacial orientation difficulties
  • Attention deficits
  • Learning problems
  1. Motor Skills Issues
  • Poor coordination/clumsiness
  • Physical awkwardness
  • Dyspraxia
  1. Neuro-Muscular Issues
  • Difficulty writing
  • Reading problems/dyslexia
  • Speech difficulties
  • Difficulty playing sports
  • Eye muscle issues
  • Uncontrollable movements/ticks 

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