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Sugar Allergy Symptoms


Sugar allergy and sugar sensitivity are two different reactions to sugar. In sugar allergy the reaction is an inflammatory one as such people cannot tolerate the consumption of sugar. This is a difficult situation to tolerate and deal with as most foods contain sugar. Such people have to remain on a very limited diet as they can only have foods which do not contain sugar. On the other hand sugar sensitivity is a genetic condition where in people are unable to handle the consumption of sugar.

Such people suffer with tiredness, headaches, overeating, depression and anger and are addicted to sugar like a drug addict is to drugs. The withdrawal symptoms are very much like the ones which addicts suffer from. The belief that too much of sugar consumption causes diabetes is a myth, however people do become overweight with too much of sugar consumption and this can lead to diabetes.

Sugar allergy symptoms and sugar intolerance symptoms show up when the body cannot process the sugar properly. This leaves high content of refined sugar in the blood and overloads the adrenal glands and pancreas with it which are overworked and could shut down. Insulin secretion could drop drastically or stop completely causing diabetes in the person.

A high glycemic value food or too many carbohydrates do invoke inflammatory conditions which are very similar to those when allergens increase and so a sugar allergy diet may be recommended to control the problem. Too much sugar or corn syrup which has a high fructose content does stress the digestive system and interferes with the absorption of minerals and vitamins. The immune system gets suppressed with the excessive intake of sugar and upsets the metabolism while it depletes essential neurotransmitters. The rush of energy which is experienced with sugar and the spike in insulin creates an imbalance in body chemistry which is the main cause of insulin resistance and weight gain. This also leads to depression, ADHD, forgetfulness and confusion. Sugar sensitivity symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, PMS and cramps in the muscles. Artificial sweeteners should also be avoided when one decides to cut down on or give up sugar.

A sugar allergy rash or even a sugar cane allergy rash would resemble any other food allergy rash. If foods which contain high fructose or other sugars are taken off the diet the rash will disappear but the list of these foods is practically endless. Instead, you would first have to decrease your intake of foods that have a high sugar content and then slowly try to eliminate those foods that have a moderate sugar content. Ask your doctor for advice on what your diet should consist of to avoid a sugar allergy.

Submitted on January 16, 2014