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5 Facts to know about Food Allergies

5 Facts to know about Food Allergies

More than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind. You probably know one of those people or are one yourself. Food allergies are estimated to affect 4% – 6% of children and 4% of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A food allergy is caused by your immune system reacting to the food when it doesn't need to. With a food intolerance, your immune system isn't responsible. Most of the time it's a problem with digesting the food.

Symptoms typically appear within minutes to several hours after eating the food to which you are allergic. An allergic reaction to food can affect the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and, in the most serious cases, the cardiovascular system. Reactions can range from mild to severe, including the potentially life-threatening condition anaphylaxis.

There are some foods which became the reason for allergies. You have to take care of many things while you are suffering from this types of allergies. There are some fact which everyone should know about the allergy.

Main foods of allergy
Eight foods milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts and wheat are responsible for 90 percent of all food allergies. Food allergies affect adults and children of all races and ethnicities and can develop to any food and at any age.

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