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Intolerance to Food Overview

Another name for Intolerance to Food is Food Intolerance Reactions.

What are food intolerance reactions?
A person with a food intolerance reaction has irritation of the stomach or intestines after eating a particular type of food. The most common causes of food intolerance reactions include the grains such as wheat, barley, and oats. Other causes for food intolerance reactions include dairy products, fructose, and yeast.

What are the symptoms of food intolerance reactions?
Symptoms of food intolerance reactions may include cramping abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and excessive gas.

How does the doctor treat food intolerance reactions?
Treatment for food intolerance reactions may include avoidance of foods that trigger symptoms, medications for nausea, and medications to control diarrhea.

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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