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i'm going to see an allergist/immunologist soons for various issues and have a few important questions

1) enterolab isn't the only way of finding out food allergies/intolerances, is it? if it is, will allergists have it? what's the real method here? and is there certain tests for allergies then certan tests for intolerances?

2) how is the way of finding out if you have antibodies with a food, i'm curious to see if anything is really pounding on my system

4) what sicknesses can cause many allergies? because nothing bothered me at all these past few years, but when i had some strange swallowing based attack, it all went insanely downhill and really messed with my immune, now it feels like everythings bothering me...i just find it hard to believe i have permanent allergies when i was fine all these years, i had many allergies when young but when i cured my athsma, it all went away, even enviormental ones which i had many of, so it makes me wonder if allergies in my case can occur when major sickness happens, because they found some strange immune level off when i was younger and sick and had me on something for a year...hope somebody can relate to that, it's strange i know

5) i know celiac and gluten intolerance are the same symptoms/problem, but how do they find out which one exactly you have? i'm curious to see if i have the intolerance, just based on things

i just have the feeling like i said, that SOMETHING in my body is causing tons of issues, cause when the major sickness i had, athsma, got better, it all just went away....and considering i have a million thyroid symptoms and my dad used to have a strange thyroid problem, makes me wonder if the attack really damaged that and that's causing the issues

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i'm going to see an allergist/immunologist soons for various issues and have a few important questions

1) enterolab isn't the only way of finding out food allergies/intolerances, is it? if it is, will allergists have it? what's the real method here? and is there certain tests for allergies then certan tests for intolerances?

An allergist can test for true allergies using a skin test a Rast test will check for allergies to food. It will not pick up an intolerance. An allergist can help you find intolerances but the way they will do it is through an elimination diet. It is a long process but when followed strictly can help quite a bit.

2) how is the way of finding out if you have antibodies with a food, i'm curious to see if anything is really pounding on my system

As far as I know the only way is to check for antibodies in the blood or stool. Conventional tests by regular doctors test blood, which is not a really reliable way to test. As far as I know Enterolab is the only lab that does testing for stool antibodies, much more likely to be accurate

4) what sicknesses can cause many allergies? because nothing bothered me at all these past few years, but when i had some strange swallowing based attack, it all went insanely downhill and really messed with my immune, now it feels like everythings bothering me...i just find it hard to believe i have permanent allergies when i was fine all these years, i had many allergies when young but when i cured my athsma, it all went away, even enviormental ones which i had many of, so it makes me wonder if allergies in my case can occur when major sickness happens, because they found some strange immune level off when i was younger and sick and had me on something for a year...hope somebody can relate to that, it's strange i know

As far as I know the only disease or condition that can cause folks to become allergic to everything is gluten. Your immune system gets so worked up over fighting the gluten reaction that is flowing throughout all tissues that it eventually turns against everything, including our own bodies. If anyone knows of any other conditions that cause this effect hopefully they will post.

5) i know celiac and gluten intolerance are the same symptoms/problem, but how do they find out which one exactly you have? i'm curious to see if i have the intolerance, just based on things

For many the only difference between the 2 is the amount of damage that has been done to the intestines. Many consider GI to be an early stage of celiac, some consider it to be a seperate condition because often it is other systems for example, the brain and the skin that are effected to a stronger degree. Both are just as serious and the need for the diet is the same.

i just have the feeling like i said, that SOMETHING in my body is causing tons of issues, cause when the major sickness i had, athsma, got better, it all just went away....and considering i have a million thyroid symptoms and my dad used to have a strange thyroid problem, makes me wonder if the attack really damaged that and that's causing the issues

Have you asked your regular doctor to test for thyroid, that is something they should be able to find. You do need to keep in mind that the autoimmune reaction from celiac can cause destruction of any organ, including the thyroid.

I hope you feel better soon.

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