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Weight Gain, Obesity and Food Allergies

Common Health Problems Linked to Food Allergies

Numerous health problems have been linked to food allergies and intolerances - common everyday problems like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity/ADD, asthma, and even obesity. If you think an unknown food allergy might be causing one or more of these symptoms in you, call 480-839-4131 to schedule a free consultation with one of our licensed physicians. During the consultation, you'll discuss the benefits of getting testing done to determine if a food allergy is the root of your pain or problem. Health testing can get you back on track to living your best life, living pain and symptom-free. If you have lived with one or more of these issues for years, this might be the answer you've been searching for. Call 480-839-4131 today.

Understanding Weight Gain, Obesity and Food Allergies

It’s true that we gain weight when we eat more than we can burn off. But this conventional diet wisdom does not always hold true. Weight gain can also be caused by health conditions such as hypothyroidism, food sensitivity, Cushing’s syndrome, organ disease, prescription drug use, anxiety, blood sugar imbalance, and essential fatty acid deficiency. Many people respond to stress or depression by eating excessively. Sources of stress may not always be apparent, but may still affect eating habits and cause weight gain.

Reactions to foods are not always immediate. They can occur many hours later as bloating and swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, abdomen, chin and around the eyes. Much of the weight gained is fluid retention caused by inflammation and the release of certain hormones. In addition, there is fermentation of foods, particularly carbohydrates, in the intestines which can result in a swollen distended belly and gas production. Food allergies, as well as food sensitivities, can cause weight gain. Yes, it’s possible to have no other symptoms. You can’t count on seeing runny noses or sneezes with some food sensitivities. Instead, a person’s body perceives the food as a poison and limits digestion of nutrients, thus causing the body to store fat.

Symptoms of food sensitivity can include headache, indigestion or heartburn, fatigue, depression, joint pain or arthritis, canker sores, chronic respiratory symptoms such as wheezing, sinus congestion or bronchitis and chronic bowel problems such as diarrhea or constipation.

Free Health Testing Consultation

Food plays such an important role in our bodies. Unfortunately, food that is completely safe to some, might be a root of a serious problem such as migraines, fatigue, arthritis, and weight gain, in others. Call 480-839-4131 or fill out the consultation request form to schedule a free consultation with one of our food and testing specialists, to determine the source of your health issues. We look forward to working with you and getting you back on track to living your best life. Call 480-839-4131 today.

We serve patients in the Phoenix AZ area including Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale, and Fountain Hills. All patients always work directly with one of our licensed physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.