Asthma often causes sufferers difficulty breathing among other symptoms that often flare-up due to some circumstance. Some research now indicates that diet and food elimination may help reduce some asthma symptom flare-ups.
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest tightness
- Anxiety and irritation
- Intermittent rapid breathing and intermittent shortness of breath
Causes of Asthma
While it’s not clear why some people get asthma and others don’t, experts believe that a combination of environmental factors and genetics are to blame. Some potential triggers include:
- Air pollutants
- Respiratory infections
- Certain medications
- Air temperature
How Food Intolerance Affects Asthma
Food intolerance is not usually associated with asthma, but recent studies may have found a link. In one case report that monitored the symptomatic changes in two patients after utilizing an ELISA IgG antibody assessment and recommending complete avoidance of potential food intolerances, “patients demonstrated a substantial relief in symptoms of asthma and a decreased need for pharmacological control associated with initiating an IgG antibody–guided elimination diet.”
Taking a food intolerance test may help you diagnose and eliminate problem foods in your diet. Utilizing a simple finger-prick blood test, microarray technology can identify the foods that your system is sensitive towards – all with just a few drops of blood.