16.jpg

istockphoto.com

Inflammation is actually an immune response. Histamines trigger inflammation. So when you eat foods that you’re allergic to, inflammation occurs as a result. If you are often exposed to an allergen you respond to, research shows you may experience chronic inflammation, which can in turn cause other health issues. Allergies are often misunderstood, and people will erroneously self-diagnose. If you suspect you may be allergic to a food, talk to your doctor. Not sure what signs to look for? If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have developed a new food allergy.

More from The Active Times:

Swelling, Headaches and 20 Other Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

How the Environment Impacts Your Health

Everyday Items That Could Pose Huge Health Risks

Everything You Need to Know About Working Out Over 50

Cancer-Causing Habits You Need to Stop Immediately