Fatigue Symptoms. Is there a relationship between fatigue and food intolerance?
Yes, there is, although an intolerance does not always necessarily cause your fatigue. If you have suffered from fatigue but have not identified what is causing these issues, then you may have a food intolerance or allergy currently undiagnosed.
Food Intolerances and allergies are a lot more common than most people realize, as there are many people around the world and in the UK not knowing that they are living with food intolerance. Once you have identified your intolerances, however, there are ways to manage them, and if you successfully avoid the offending food item, your fatigue may disappear.
What is Fatigue?
Fatigue is a common symptom which people suffer from, but it can be highly subjective. It is also known by many as tiredness, and can often be alleviated by sleep and a period of rest. However, if your fatigue is caused by food intolerance, then it will keep coming up.
Furthermore, fatigue is thought to be a survival mechanism, as the body tries to conserve energy. In the case of either unexplained or persistent fatigue, then you should almost definitely investigate it further. If it is not known to be a food intolerance, then please do consult your GP immediately. Remember though, fatigue is not always caused by food intolerance and is a symptom of many other potentially challenging health conditions.
When trying to find the underlying reason for fatigue, it is always important to consider any further individual symptoms which an individual may be experiencing. A food intolerance test is a suitable option if you are trying to identify your food intolerances.
Causes of Fatigue
- Food Intolerance
- Coeliac Disease
If you are unable to identify the cause of your fatigue, then you should consult your GP immediately.
If you suspect you have a food sensitivity, food intolerance or are suffering from a food-related allergy, then you’ll want to understand how it is caused, what it’s doing to your body and whether your symptoms are related to an allergy or intolerance.
There are some symptoms that are very common to food allergies and/or intolerances, and some which can be a sign of many different conditions — making it all the more important to truly identify the root cause or causes.
To find out more about specific symptoms, click the images below.