Think beyond stomach aches.
It’s easy to correlate an upset stomach to the foods you eat. However, food allergies and intolerances can manifest themselves in many different ways. Severe food allergies can result in hives, swelling, shortness of breath, and vomiting – if this occurs after eating a food, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
When symptoms are more subtle, it can be harder to discover the underlying reasons for your ailments. Beyond stomach aches, food sensitivities can cause congestion, an off taste in your mouth, anxiety, headaches, sleepiness, gas, and bloating. These symptoms can be mild or severe, but either way it’s important to pay attention and make note of any discomfort.