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Finding out more about histamine intolerance – What is histamine intolerance and what are the symptoms?

Do you find that you get headaches but cannot explain why? Do you feel like you are constantly suffering from anxiety attacks? Are you having difficulty sleeping at night? These and many more are symptoms of histamine intolerance. Without knowing it, you could be suffering from histamine intolerance and it is best to know what it is all about before changing your lifestyle.

 

What is histamine?

The easiest way to explain histamine is how it relates to the immune system. If you are the type of person that suffers from seasonal allergies or food allergies, you will take an anti-histamine to sort out the problem as quickly as possible. The problem with this is that your body is just putting a “plaster” on the problem. Histamine’s role in the body is to cause an immediate inflammatory response which basically acts as a red flag in your immune system warning your body of any potential attackers.

Part of the body’s natural immune response is to find and attack infections and problems as well as to break down the enzymes caused by histamine before there is a build-up. If your immune system does not break down the build-up it is known as histamine intolerance.

As symptoms of histamine intolerance attack various parts of the body it is very difficult to diagnose. You can, through changing your eating pattern over a period of time, begin to determine whether you have histamine intolerance or not.

 

What are the common symptoms of histamine intolerance?

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Hypertension
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Accelerated heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nasal congestion, sneezing and difficulty breathing

If you are displaying more than three of these symptoms then chances are that you might be suffering from histamine intolerance. Before diving head long into some self-treatment regime that might not work, consult your physician to make sure and then treatment can start from there.

 

What you eat can make a change for the positive

What you put in to life is what you get out and the same can be said about what you eat. Diet and exercise form an integral part in keeping your body, internally and externally, in peak condition. Diet also plays an important role in controlling bowel issues like irritable bowel syndrome and leaky gut. Make sure that you read the next article which will cover the importance of diet in controlling histamine intolerance.10:00:1010:00:142016-06-142016-06-142016-06-142016-06-14

Finding out more about diet and how it can help you is where you need the expert advice from Dr Alain Sanua. As a qualified practitioner in naturopathy and homeopathy, Dr Alain Sanua will help you find a healthy alternative to your ailments. To find out more about Dr Alain Sanua’s wellness clinics as well as the various natural treatments on offer through him, visit his website www.homeopathjohannesburg.co.za

 

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