When it comes to food allergies and intolerances, many patients have struggled to find an explanation that fits. Despite all the appointments they’ve attended and all the tests they’ve undergone, they’re still living with uncomfortable symptoms that negatively affect their health and well-being.
As a member of their health team, that’s hard for you too. Your patients are looking to you for answers – and yet the answers are elusive. What do you do when the symptoms could point in many different directions and yet nothing you’ve thought of so far seems to quite fit the picture?
Have you asked yourself if your patient could have a delayed onset food allergy?
For numerous health conditions from IBS to joint pain, early detection of delayed food allergies helps to widen treatment options, enable secondary prevention strategies and improve outcomes. In many cases, it also saves patients from the distress involved in a lengthy, frustrating and expensive quest for answers.
Delayed onset food allergies
As the name implies, delayed IgG food allergies (type 3 allergy) do not cause an immediate reaction. Rather, they can lead to ongoing, unresolved symptoms and low-grade inflammation. Chronic inflammation may increase the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, psoriasis and bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Patients with delayed onset food allergies may experience troubling symptoms such as:
- Digestive discomfort
- Joint pain
- Bloating or difficulty losing weight.
These symptoms aren’t necessarily crippling but they are debilitating. Patients may curtail their activities or find that their energy is sapped away. If food intolerances are not properly managed, these symptoms can adversely affect general health and wellbeing in both the short and long term.
As a GP committed to enabling your patients to experience optimal health, you’re now seeking a different approach, something that would join the dots between these varied symptoms and provide a way forward.
Consider an IgG test for food allergies. It may help you identify contributors of subclinical conditions or medically unexplained symptoms.
Allergy testing for IgG antibodies
IgG is one of 5 antibodies in the immune system. It plays an important role in the body’s response to infections. The presence of IgG antibodies is an indicator of inflammation. It’s an important clue that validates your patient’s experience (they’re right – there is a problem) and provides a therapeutic avenue you may not have explored yet.
ImuPro food allergy tests
ImuPro is overseen by an international medical and scientific advisory board. Its members include GPs, neurologists, cardiologists, surgeons, ENT specialists and biochemists.
In many cases of unsolved diseases and complaints, it turns out that food sensitivity plays a major role. Unclear symptoms, headaches, muscle aches, breathing disorders, allergies, gastro-intestinal complaints – in many of these cases, the key is in the Food Sensitivity Test.
ImuPro detects food intolerance by testing for type 3 allergies which are mediated by IgG antibodies. These antibodies are an important line of defence against common pathogens where they trigger an inflammatory immune response. However, they can also be produced against food proteins. We test for up to 270 different raw and cooked foods.
We only test on blood serum because this contains the highest concentration of IgG antibodies. We do not test hair, whole blood, blood finger prick or any other type of sample because they do not have enough (or in the case of hair, any) detectable antibodies and they are not stable.
✔️ Used by GPs and clinicians in over 40 countries
✔️ Conducted in specialised and certified German labs
✔️ Undertaken with the medically validated ELISA test method
✔️ Tested with blood serum for accuracy.
The results are presented in an easy-to-understand report that highlights foods the patient has reacted to. From there, patients are encouraged through the process of dietary modification to ease their symptoms and improve their quality of life. For many patients, this is hugely significant as our case studies show.
Accessing ImuPro allergy testing?
There are three ways for your patients to access ImuPro:
- Directly – many patients bypass their GP and order their own ImuPro test online
- With your referral – you may refer a patient to ImuPro, which means you’ll receive a copy of the results to discuss together
- Through your practice as a service you offer to your patients.
Grow your practice with ImuPro
Introducing ImuPro to your practice enables you to:
- Carve out a distinctive niche for your practice
- Support existing patients by directly providing a new service that may help them find the answers they need
- Attract new patients who are seeking an ImuPro GP in their vicinity
- Introduce a new revenue stream that supports practice growth.
When you become an ImuPro practitioner, we provide you with:
- Discounted tests
- Extensive material to help patients understand how the test may help them
- A suite of practitioner resources
- Advice and support to enable you to provide a high standard of care.
Position yourself as an expert in the field of delayed IgG food allergies by joining our growing Australian and international network of doctors and nutritionists. Sign up today.
This information is intended for healthcare professionals