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What is Food allergies?

What is Food allergies?

Food allergies are caused by an over-reaction of the immune system to a particular food or food additive. This substance is called a food allergen. ...more »

  • Food allergies: Immune over-reaction to an eaten food.

Food allergies: Introduction

Types of Food allergies:

Types of Food allergies:

Broader types of Food allergies:

How many people get Food allergies?

Prevalance of Food allergies: 1% of the adult population have a true immune reaction to food (NHWIC)
Prevalance Rate of Food allergies: approx 1 in 100 or 1.00% or 2.7 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Food allergies: Experts estimate that food allergy occurs in 8 percent of children 6 years of age or under, and in 1 to 2 percent of adults.[13] Approximately 100 Americans, usually children, die annually from food-induced anaphylaxis.[14] (Source: excerpt from Allergy Statistics: NIAID) ... One out of three people either say that they have a food allergy or that they modify the family diet because a family member is suspected of having a food allergy. But only about three percent of children have clinically proven allergic reactions to foods. In adults, the prevalence of food allergy drops to about one percent of the total population. (Source: excerpt from Food Allergy and Intolerances, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... Although most people have experienced a reaction to something they have eaten, only 1% of the adult population suffers from true immune reactions to food. (Source: excerpt from Allergies: NWHIC)

How serious is Food allergies?

Complications of Food allergies: see complications of Food allergies
Deaths for Food allergies: approximately 100 Americans, usually children (NIAID)

What causes Food allergies?

Causes of Food allergies: see causes of Food allergies
Risk factors for Food allergies: see risk factors for Food allergies

What are the symptoms of Food allergies?

Symptoms of Food allergies: see symptoms of Food allergies

Complications of Food allergies: see complications of Food allergies

Food allergies: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Food allergies.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Food allergies.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Food allergies: Allergist/Immunologist, Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Food allergies.
Treatments for Food allergies: see treatments for Food allergies
Alternative treatments for Food allergies: see alternative treatments for Food allergies
Prevention of Food allergies: see prevention of Food allergies
Research for Food allergies: see research for Food allergies

Organs Affected by Food allergies:

Organs and body systems related to Food allergies include:

Name and Aliases of Food allergies

Main name of condition: Food allergies

Other names or spellings for Food allergies:

food sensitivities

Food allergies: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Food allergies:


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