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Food intolerance

Food Intolerances refer to adverse reactions of the body to certain foods that are not caused by an immune response. Unlike food allergies, which involve the immune system, intolerances do not show immunological reactions. The symptoms that do occur often manifest insidiously and are less acute and intense compared to the pronounced reactions seen in allergies. The range of symptoms that occur is varied and can include gastrointestinal symptoms, skin rashes, headaches, fatigue and more. A well-known example of food intolerance is lactose intolerance. For those affected, consumption of milk or products containing lactose causes digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating or diarrhea. This intolerance results from a deficiency of lactase, a digestive enzyme that is necessary for processing lactose.