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An immunoglobulin test measures the level of certain immunoglobulins, or antibodies, in the blood. Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight antigens, such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins.
Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity?
In a food reaction, the immune system acts by releasing molecules called antibodies. Foods that cause antibodies to be released are called antigens or allergens. Two types of antibodies commonly produced in response to foods are IgE (immunoglobin E) and IgG (immunoglobin G). Food allergies and Food Sensitivities differ by the type of antibody produced and the speed of the reaction.
A classic Food Allergy is mediated by the IgE antibody, and results in an immediate (within minutes) reaction brought about by the release of histamines, causing classic “allergic” symptoms (i.e. puffy eyes, hives, sinusitis, anaphylaxis etc). Such immediate food allergies are therefore generally easy to recognize.
However, what is often called a “Hidden” food allergy, or Food Sensitivity, is mediated by the IgG antibody, which results in often a more generalized reaction, which can be delayed by hours, or even up to a couple of days after being exposed to the offending food. Such hidden Food Sensitivities can thus be difficult to recognize and identify, especially if the offending food is habitually eaten, obscuring the “cause” and “effect” connection.
can contribute to a variety of chronic diseases & health conditions.
Gastrointestinal, cutaneous and respiratory disorders are common symptoms of food intolerance. Though common in symptoms the treatment is different from that of food allergy. Food additives such as preservatives, flavour enhancers and colouring agents are said to be common causes of food intolerance. Lactase enzyme deficiency is common worldwide which can be identified with symptoms like abdominal cramping and diarrhea when milk is consumed.
Diagnosis involves identification of the foods which have higher igg release. These foods need to be eliminated from the diet for a stipulated duration and are reintroduced in order if succession of their igg reading. One needs to be extra careful with elimination diets as these could cause short term as well as long term deficiencies. Diets need to be planned with strong back up and replacement of the eliminated foods to avoid long term complications.
Igg test based diets have been proven very effective in a varied array of diseases and health complications ranging from skin ailments, gastrointestinal problems, food Intolerance, chronic weight gain, weight plateaus, etc.