Coffee Allergy Treatment & Causes. Common Allergies and Symptoms With Drinking Coffee.
On September 29 people all over the country celebrate their favorite beverage, coffee.
It goes by many different names such as "Joe", "Brew", "Morning Juice", "Rocket Fuel", and my favorite, "Nectar of the Gods". Check Facebook. You'll see at least 5 posts per day praising coffee.
With all the variations of coffee, it's hard to not see it, nor like it. But for some people who have a coffee allergy it can cause a whole host of problems.
In the most simple of terms, the causes of allergies is an overreaction of the immune system when we come into contact with, or consume something. Our bodies recognize this allergen as a threat and overreacts.
This overreaction manifests itself as symptoms that can range from just a slight annoyance to life threatening. Our bodies go into survival, or protection mode, and start to produce histamine and antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE).
We then have an allergic reaction to these chemicals and they manifest themselves in our bodies as itching, burning, cramps, stomach aches, headaches, etc... Allergy reactions can be brought on by food, the environment, or seasonal allergies such high pollen counts in Spring.
In severe cases with coffee allergy symptoms the victim can get Anaphylaxis shock which is very dangerous. It's a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Many times those that are susceptible to Anaphylaxis shock will carry epinephrine, sometimes called an EpiPen. This gives the person a shot of adrenaline and offers enough time to get him to the emergency room.
Anaphylaxis symptoms can include:
List Of Foods & Beverages If You're Allergic To Coffee or Caffeine
Treatment For Allergy
Giving up coffee or caffeine is not easy. You may go through some withdrawals but the benefits are worth it. You can start by first identifying what the offending allergy product(s) are and slowly eliminate or severely limit them from your diet. Try to:
If you think you have a coffee allergy, an intolerance or other symptoms of a food allergy, it's best to talk to your doctor or allergist. Another avenue is a chiropractor who practices Applied Kinesiology or muscle testing.
These kinds of food allergy symptoms can be potentially life threatening due to Anaphylactic shock so it's best to get professional help. The doctor, allergist, or chiropractor can perform a series of tests to determine the root cause of the allergy and treat it accordingly.
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