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Wellness & CareHealth News › “The Differences Between Food Allergies and Intolerances”
February 26, 2020

“The Differences Between Food Allergies and Intolerances”

“The Differences Between Food Allergies and Intolerances”

February 20, 2020 – According to Dr. Melissa Iammatteo, Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Westmed Medical Group, the main difference between a food allergy and an intolerance is the involvement of the immune system: Allergies trigger an immune response, while an intolerance typically impacts the digestive system. “While some of the symptoms of food allergy and intolerance may overlap, it is important to know the difference,” Dr. Iammatteo says. “A food intolerance may make people feel unwell, but a true food allergy could be potentially life-threatening.”

Dr. Iammatteo shares everything you need to know about both, from symptoms and diagnosis to management.

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