A food allergy is a rapid and potentially serious response to food by the immune system that triggers symptoms such as a rash, wheezing and itching. Food intolerance is more common than food allergies and triggers symptoms at a slower rate such as bloating and stomach cramps. Food intolerance can be difficult to distinguish from other digestive disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal obstructions or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
This page was printed from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/categories/food-intolerance
Visit www.medicalnewstoday.com for medical news and health news headlines posted throughout the day, every day.
2017 Healthline Media UK Ltd. All rights reserved. MNT is the registered trade mark of Healthline Media. Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.