Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

At this time of year, people are consuming foods at parties they might not usually eat and sometimes in larger quantities…and sometimes this causes bodily issues.  With food allergies on the rise in our country, Paragon Orthopedic Center wants to help you distinguish between what might be a food allergy and a food intolerance.  The Mayo Clinic article goes over the finer details, but the big distinguishing factor is that a food allergy elicits an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs and not just your digestive tract.  Either way, if you react to a certain food, seek out your healthcare professional because food allergies can be fatal.

Food allergy vs. food intolerance: What’s the difference? – Mayo Clinic