La mitad de los dolores de cabeza son producidos por intolerancias alimentarias

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La mitad de los dolores de cabeza son producidos por intolerancias alimentarias

Notapor Fisio » Dom, 19 Ene 2014, 19:07

La mitad de los dolores de cabeza son producidos por intolerancias alimentarias

'Half of Britons suffer headaches due to food intolerance'

Almost half of Britons are suffering from a food intolerance, according to a new report.

An estimated 45 per cent of people develop digestive problems, migraines and skin complaints because of food they eat.

Yet the NHS is not providing the help and advice they need, say campaigners.

They are now calling for better training for GPs, practice nurses and dieticians to tackle the problem.

'Around 20 million people are suffering from symptoms that impact on their daily lives and yet they are not able to get help from the NHS,' said Muriel Simmons, chief executive of Allergy UK.

As a result, she warned, they end up being driven into the hands of alternative practitioners who may have no clinical qualifications.

The charity,'s new report Stolen Lives, states that only around two percent of Britons suffer from a life-threatening allergy.

But up to 45 per cent have symptoms linked to a food intolerance, such as migraine, eczema and irritable bowel syndrome.

A survey of thousands of sufferers found a third suffer from more than one symptom, the most common being bloating, diarrhoea and vomiting.

One in 10 develops lethargy and anxiety and more than half have been so ill they had to take time off work.

Some 76 per cent said they regularly visited their GP but most said the doctor did not understand their problems.

The most common food intolerance is to dairy products and lactose - the sugar in milk - plus gluten and wheat.

Ms Simmons said cases appear to be on the rise in part because more people are willing to come forward and report their symptoms and are less likely to suffer in silence as they did in the past.

The constant availability of all kinds of food today means there is less natural rotation of different foods in our diets, which may exacerbate the problem.

A recent survey among doctors found most think most cases reported by their patients are all in the mind.

In the past some dieticians and psychologists have gone so far as to claim that the reason for the rise in food intolerances is that it has become 'trendy' to have one.

But Ms Simmons said by looking at the actual reported symptoms such as migraine and digestive problems this shows true cases rather than those made by people who self-diagnose a food intolerance as a cover for very strict weight loss diets.

'I get irritated by people who claim to be allergic or intolerant to foods when they just want to lose weight,' she said.

'They are degrading the real and very major problems some people have.'

She said the NHS with rushed GP appointments currently does not provide people with enough time to explore their symptoms and diagnose the intolerance.

'The major stumbling block is that to go through someone's diet take time and GPs don't have it,' she said.

'We would like to see more dietary advice available on the NHS.

'Even if people are fortunate enough to be referred to a dietician they are not necessarily experience in food intolerance.

'People are not getting the help they need and that is why they end up going to less credible alternative companies out there.

'We want to see more resources for primary care and better training.'

A Department of Health spokeswoman said:

'Patients can get advice on how to cope with their allergies from their GP, practice nurse, the pharmacist, NHS direct or a self-help group.

'GPs and specialist nurses provide general allergy services in the first instance and patients can then be referred to dermatologists, respiratory consultants and in some cases, paediatricians to treat a variety of allergy conditions.

'The substantial extra investment in the NHS has helped deliver service improvements across the board, including allergy services, and it is the responsibility of local PCTs to ensure they are commissioning services sufficient to meet local need.'



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Re: La mitad de los dolores de cabeza son producidos por intolerancias alimentarias

Notapor Fisio » Dom, 19 Ene 2014, 19:10

En lugar de tratar las intolerancias, se atiborra a la peña a fármacos, que en realidad a largo plazo en lugar de ser analgésicos, se convierten en proálgicos

1m Britons have headaches from overusing painkillers

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Re: La mitad de los dolores de cabeza son producidos por intolerancias alimentarias

Notapor Maax_ » Vie, 02 Ene 2015, 23:53

¿Que se recomienda en éstos casos?

Por una lesión en la espalda, llevo 12 días sin hacer nada de deporte. Hoy estoy con dolor de cabeza y sin hambre....

Seguro que tiene que ver.
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Re: La mitad de los dolores de cabeza son producidos por intolerancias alimentarias

Notapor Fisio » Dom, 04 Ene 2015, 01:09

Hombre, para un día te puedes tomar un analgésico normal. El problema viene cuando tratas de solucionar una condición crónica con eso. Y los dolores de cabeza tienen distintos origenes, algunos cervicogénicos van bien con fisioterapia.
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