In recent years, food allergies have become almost epidemic – about 8% of children and 1 to 3% of adults are affected by it. And the saddest thing is that these numbers are growing. This condition is far from harmless: it not only brings discomfort, and sometimes suffering, but can become deadly and cause the death of the patient.
An allergy to food is a condition that is characterized by an inadequate response to a certain benign product. It is based on the incorrect response of the immune system to a specific substance – an allergen. Continue reading