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Food Allergy Awareness Month [Infographic]

Posted by healtheo360 on May 18, 2015 10:28:15 AM

15 million people in the United States including 1 in 13 children are affected by food allergies. More than 200,00 emergency room visits are made per year because of food allergy reactions. Food Allergy Awareness Month is to educate others about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition.

What are Food Allergies?

Food allergy is a serious medical condition where the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein, an allergen as a threat and attacks it.

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Tips on Living with Food Allergies

Posted by healtheo360 on May 11, 2014 5:50:23 PM

Food allergies are a serious medical condition that affects about 15 million Americans. They are many foods that cause reactions in people but there are eight foods are the top offenders. The top eight foods for allergic reactions are: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.

Just like all other allergens, reactions to food allergies can range from mild to life threatening.  Reactions include rash; nausea; stomach pain; swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat; shortness of breath, and loss of consciousness. Living with food allergies does not have to be burdensome; it just takes a bit of planning.  Changes to diet and lifestyle are certainly necessary and will get easier with time and forming of habits.  Below are some tips for living with food allergies.

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