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food al·ler·gy

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  1. food allergy(noun)

    allergic reaction to a substance ingested in food

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  1. Food allergy

    A food allergy is an adverse immune response to a food protein. They are distinct from other adverse responses to food, such as food intolerance, pharmacological reactions, and toxin-mediated reactions. The protein in the food is the most common allergic component. These kinds of allergies occur when the body's immune system mistakenly identifies a protein as harmful. Some proteins or fragments of proteins are resistant to digestion and those that are not broken down in the digestive process are tagged by the Immunoglobulin E. These tags fool the immune system into thinking that the protein is an invader. The immune system, thinking the organism is under attack, sends white blood cells to attack, and that triggers an allergic reaction. These reactions can range from mild to severe. Allergic responses include dermatitis, gastrointestinal and respiratory distress, including such life-threatening anaphylactic responses as biphasic anaphylaxis and vasodilation; these require immediate emergency intervention. Individuals with protein allergies commonly avoid contact with the problematic protein. Some medications may prevent, minimize or treat protein allergy reactions. There is no cure.

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How to say food allergy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of food allergy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of food allergy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of food allergy in a Sentence

  1. Bridget Benelam:

    Food allergy affects millions of people worldwide and, for some the consequences of an allergic reaction can be fatal.

  2. Ellis Glover:

    If you're a kid and you have a food allergy, it's harder on you. You're missing out on a lot of stuff other children can have. I always want to try peanut stuff.

  3. Xiaobin Wang:

    Our finding is that epigenetics appear to be a mechanism to regulate whether someone can develop the food allergy, gene codes are relatively stable, but the epigenetic part is dynamic.

  4. Alkis Togias:

    From our perspective as an agency that is responsible for research in the field, what it tells us is that we need to improve on the methods for treating food allergy, especially peanut allergy.

  5. Wendy Sue Swanson:

    It's not just early introduction. It's routine feeding. It's habituating. We need to make a habit of eating very diverse foods, it's a great habit to have your whole life, because 50 % of people who develop a food allergy develop it in adulthood.

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