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How can food allergies affect asthma symptoms?

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Many people have food intolerances such as lactose intolerance, but these are not true allergies and rarely worsen asthma. Only about 2% of adults with asthma have true food allergies to milk, eggs, shellfish, peanuts, or other foods. When exposed to even small amounts of the foods to which they have become allergic, these people can have life-threatening anaphylactic attacks, including bronchospasm, which requires immediate asthma medication.

From: Asthma and Diet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "GERD and Asthma;" "Sulfite Sensitivity;" and "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management." American Medical Association, 2000. News release, American Thoracic Society web site. Freary, J. and Britton, J. 2007. McKeever, T.M. and Britton, J. 2004. Medscape Medical News: "Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Childhood Asthma-Like Symptoms and Rhinitis." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Food Allergy: An Overview." National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Nutrition and Asthma." WebMD Medical News: " ."








Essential Guide to Asthma,Thorax,American journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,Poor Diet May Affect Teen Asthma

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 7, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "GERD and Asthma;" "Sulfite Sensitivity;" and "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management." American Medical Association, 2000. News release, American Thoracic Society web site. Freary, J. and Britton, J. 2007. McKeever, T.M. and Britton, J. 2004. Medscape Medical News: "Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Childhood Asthma-Like Symptoms and Rhinitis." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Food Allergy: An Overview." National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Nutrition and Asthma." WebMD Medical News: " ."








Essential Guide to Asthma,Thorax,American journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,Poor Diet May Affect Teen Asthma

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 7, 2018

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