What are you suffering from? Could it be a milk allergy or a milk intolerance?With it being summer here in England, it is so important that people have identified their allergies and/or intolerances. In fact, the terminology used for allergies and intolerances is frequently applied in an interchangeable manner. HOWEVER, it is so important that they are not confused! an allergy is life-threatening, an intolerance is not.

Milk allergy, milk intolerance and lactose intolerance

An intolerance, however, can cause life-altering symptoms, especially if you are not aware of what the symptoms are. This is why for many people, the terms similar to milk allergy, milk intolerance and lactose intolerance are often thought of as the same, but they are not. Each symptom that a person suffers after consuming milk could be the cause of different physiological processes and subsequently require specific testing methods.

What causes your symptoms?

Milk allergy and milk intolerance are immune-mediated, which means that some people often require blood allergy testing or intolerance testing. You do need to find out what the difference is between an allergy and an intolerance, and which items are causing this. Well, many nutritional therapists around the world have seen that lactose intolerance is enzyme-mediated, meaning symptoms occur due to an insufficiency of the enzyme lactase and a breath test is required. Allergy and intolerance testing cannot identify lactose intolerance, but it can help you to understand whether or not you have a milk allergy.

Consult a professional with allergies

In milk allergy testing and milk intolerance testing, TMI Testing will be able to identify the probability that you will be suffering from an allergy or an intolerance. With TMI Testing, all you need is a bioresonance hair test… as this will help you to learn whether or not you are suffering from a milk allergy. If you suspect that you have an allergy then you will need to consult your GP immediately, as this could be life-threatening. Remember, from a scientific point of view, and also from an individual point of view, we want you to know the difference between an allergy and an intolerance.

Life-altering intolerance symptoms

In terms of milk allergy, milk intolerance and milk sensitivities, all three can be life-altering. Allergies are the most important to look out, due to the life-threatening nature. However, intolerances and sensitivities can leave you feeling bloated, embarrassed, lethargic and fatigued. All of these symptoms can upset you and leave you not wanting to go to work. Essentially, whilst all three conditions can result in symptoms, which can be debilitating, such as bloating, stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea, it is a milk allergy, which has the potential to be life-threatening. You can find out more about the range of symptoms people suffer from here.

Symptoms of allergies

It is common that most people’s allergies result in symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, runny nose, swelling of the lips/mouth, itchy lips/mouth or vomiting. Again, these are uncomfortable but manageable. For some, they can be as severe as an anaphylactic shock which, as already stated could be life-threatening. You should never rule out a food intolerance, or a food allergy without consulting your GP or taking an intolerance test first. If you suspect you or a family member has an allergy to milk, allergy testing is highly recommended, particularly if you or they also have asthma.

The important thing to take away from your potential milk allergy and intolerance is that you will have to reevaluate your diet. depending on whether you have a milk allergy, a milk sensitivity, or a milk intolerance will depend on how radically you change your diet. If it is a milk allergy you are suffering from, then this means that milk will have to be removed from your diet forever. If it is an intolerance or a sensitivity, then you will have to remove this for four weeks, or maybe more, depending on the severity of your symptoms.

In the case of milk intolerance, your results may indicate that you are intolerant to certain milk products, but not others. You could be intolerant to milk, but not cheddar cheese, for example. In the words of nutritional therapists, milk allergy and milk intolerance are immune-mediated and could affect you both physically and mentally. Lactose intolerance cannot be tested through any form of intolerance or allergy testing, so please do consult your doctor with regard to this.

Find out more about intolerance testing with TMI Testing and get your own test today