Approximately every fifth to tenth allergy reacts so violently to smallest amounts of allergy-causing substance in the food that life is in danger many people have a food allergy. But long at all it is not recognized. In the worst case of food occurs after a tiny crumb an anaphylactic shock. Which can be life-threatening”, according to Klaus Richter (Berlin Federal Institute for risk assessment). That would apply to about on every fifth to tenth allergy-free. Basically, any food can cause allergies. Therefore, the fourteen most important allergenic ingredients on food packaging must be named. “While children rather poorly tolerated nuts, egg and milk, adults have problems primarily with grain and new foods such as Lupine flour”, know the Allergist Martin Raithel (Universitatsklinikum Erlangen).
Consumers sometimes often suspect food additives. However they were after Raithel “in the majority of cases do not trigger a” Food allergy, by rare intolerance reactions”. The allergy-causing substances chemically resemble each other in pollen and eating. Therefore, pollen allergies are particularly at risk to respond over sensitive to certain foods. Local allergy any third party who suffers from unerklarbarem colds of duration of, has in his blood any immunoglobulin antibodies, but in the nasal mucus. One could be the explanation for the sneezing of these people speak local allergy, which is not visible in the blood. “The Allergist Carmen Rondon (on the Spanish Calos Haya hospital in Malaga) 2009 recognized this phenomenon and called it local organ allergy”.
Of course, this surprising discovery has made scientists attention. Also based on this knowledge, Raithel currently conducting studies on patients who suffer from pain in the abdomen, or an irritable bowel syndrome. “Some were sick dismissed unjustly as mentally. You suffer from a hidden allergy. You can see that, but only if you on the Level of tissue look.”explains Raithel. Since the investigations are currently still ongoing, he wants to make but no more precise details. It was also unclear how many actually suffer from a hidden allergy. Such special analyses of tissue are not paid but so far by the statutory health insurance, because simply too many questions are unanswered. Treatment for food allergies is not in sight round two million people in Germany are affected by a food allergy. Although being researched for several years in this area, is a promising therapy is not yet in sight. Therefore at the moment, abstinence is the only way. Nevertheless, a residual risk for finished products will remain but unintentional impurities allergies can be dangerous at any time. “Quite a few milligrams in one kilogram of food can cause a severe shock reaction”, warns Klaus Richter. Because these shocks can sometimes fatal, the German allergy and asthma Federal calls Naming and compliance with threshold values.