Food Allergy Testing
Peoria Food Allergy Testing Can Pinpoint Problems, Lead to Relief
Food allergy testing here at Synergy Healthcare-Physical Medicine can provide unexpected relief. At our East Peoria facility, we know of numerous food allergies, from shellfish to gluten, and others that arise after exercise or from pollens or from environmental factors. Symptoms often include itching and tingling in the mouth area, fatigue, weight gain, swelling in the face or tongue, and itchy, dry or hive-ridden skin. You may also become lightheaded, dizzy, suffer fainting spells or begin to wheeze or have trouble breathing. Nasal congestion may occur, as can nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and, in the most severe cases, an allergy-induced shock called anaphylaxis may set in. Our food allergy testing can pinpoint the problem and help bring you relief from any symptoms you are suffering.
Thyroid Treatment and Bio-Identical Hormones as Remedies for Certain Food Allergies
Food allergies do not have to mean a lifetime of suffering, as remedies may exist for specific conditions. Thyroid treatment may be the answer when the allergy is linked to hypothyroidism, or a condition where the thyroid does not produce adequate amounts of the thyroid hormone. Treatments can involve bio-identical hormones to supplement those the thyroid is not producing in great enough quantities.
Although hypothyroidism is common in people with food allergies, it can also affect those who are not affected by them. Thyroid hormone therapy with bio-identical hormones can be an effective treatment option in both situations. Our chiropractor will continue to monitor your thyroid levels once treatment begins in order to ensure the proper amounts of bio-identical hormones are administered. Thyroid treatment can also be helpful for those who have gained weight due to a thyroid issue. Our weight loss center can help with losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight, with a nutritious and sustainable eating plan tailored to your specific needs.
Other remedies for food allergies may be to avoid the food or food group that is triggering the allergic reaction, which is another area with which our food allergy testing can help. No simple test covers everything when it comes to food allergies, and we can employ a series of testing methods depending on your specific situation. Our first step is typically an evaluation and examination to see if we can rule out other health issues that may be causing symptoms similar to a food allergy. Other tests that can help determine and pinpoint a food allergy include a skin prick test, a blood test and an elimination diet where specific foods are systematically avoided to discover if they are the root of the problem.
If you think you may be suffering from a food allergy or other discomfort, Synergy Healthcare Physical Medicine is only a phone call away. Schedule an appointment for food allergy testing, thyroid treatment or other services that can help you achieve and enjoy optimum health!