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Food Intolerance Testing

Are Food Intolerances the cause of your IBS symptoms?

Did you know that bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation may also be linked to food intolerances?

Testing for food Intolerances
If you are concerned that you may have a food intolerance you can easily test for offending foods using a blood test or a finger prick test.
Many people are concerned that they may have a gluten intolerance and do not how to test for it.
Gluten intolerance or non-coeliac gluten sensitivity is very common and can be tested via blood.




How can I get a food intolerance test?

We offer comprehensive food intolerance testing at our clinic and can also post tests all over the UK and Europe.

If you would like to order a food sensitivity test please call us on 0345 1297996 or e-mail us at: [email protected]

We will post you a finger prick test and, the results take approximately 2 and 1/2 weeks.
The test can also be conducted at our clinic in London with the help of a phlebotomist.

What are the symptoms of Food Intolerances?

Many of the symptoms are similar to those experienced by patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Food Intolerances may be linked to digestive symptoms such as bloating
Additionally diarrhea, nausea, pain constipation, gas, fatigue and skin problems have been reported.

Common signs of a food intolerance include:

Fatigue/ brain fog.
Cramps
Bloating
diarrhoea,
loose bowels
constipation
skin rashes
Acne
gas,
flatulence

These symptoms may come on in a delayed manner. Sometimes they will occur 1-3 days after eating the offending foods.


Food Allergy Testing
Food Intolerances are not the same as Food Allergies. Thankfully, food intolerances are not life-threatening and do not cause anaphylactic reactions. Food Allergy tests look at different antibodies IgE.



Does the NHS offer food intolerance testing

Food Intolerance tests are not available on the NHS.



How can I order a food intolerance test?

If you would like to order one of our food intolerance tests, please send us your name address and date of birth and we will pleased to post you a kit or you can arrange to have it at our clinic in London. If you would rather have a consultation first, e-mail us [email protected] and we will review your symptoms in detail at our clinic in central London.


Food Intolerance test UK
How is the test conducted?

The test is conducted at the clinic or via post.

The results take 2-3 weeks to come back and we will certainly help you interpret the results.



Are food intolerances test accurate?

The results should be used as a guide. We recommend following an elimination diet when the results come in.


How did I develop a food intolerance?

Many of us may suddenly develop a food intolerance.

They can develop due to:
Medication ( antibiotics, ibuprofen)
Stress,
Leaky gut (Intestinal Permeability)
Parasites,
Bacterial overgrowth
All of the above have the potential to cause intestinal permeability.



Testing for Food Intolerance

We can test for up to 200 foods.
Please contact us for a full list of foods that we test for and price list.



Food intolerance test in the UK

We ran an audit and found that food intolerances proved to be a cause of people’s symptoms in 41% of the sufferers from IBS who have consulted us.

We see patients by appointment in the UK at 9 Weymouth Street, London, W1W 6DB, but can also help people living elsewhere by means of postal, telephone or email consultations.

The IBS & Gut Disorder Centre
9 Weymouth Street
London W1W 6DB
0345 129 7996

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