Information to an often unrecognized food intolerance a histamine intolerance called also Histaminose and thinks the intolerance of histamine, which is absorbed through food. Histamine is a neurotransmitter and belongs to the biogenic amines, located in many foods. Reasons for an intolerance of this amino acid is usually a lack of enzymes depleting histamine, such as for example the Diaminoxidase (DAO) or the histamine N Methyltransferase (HNMT). Often, symptoms are diarrhea, bloating, constipation, unexplained fatigue, eczema, headache, migraine, neck pain, breathing as well as high blood pressure and heart palpitations. Usually only a part of these symptoms occur. As a product of Bacterially fermented food products, many products from the supermarket contain varying amounts of histamine.
Especially hard cheese, red wine, beer, yeast, sauerkraut and pickled vegetables contain much of this amino acid. Since this disease only in about 1 percent of the European Population occurs, many doctors are not too familiar with this topic and can poorly identify the symptoms. It is usually Allergists who can best versed on this topic of intolerance and also a diagnosis. In people with an intolerance, mostly middle-aged, women usually only delayed histamine is broken down and accumulates in the body, which can then lead to allergy-like symptoms. However, it is not an allergy but an intolerance. A diagnosis of a histamine intolerance is difficult. First, a detailed survey of the medical history should be made.
This should be taken of course, whether the symptoms of other diseases may be responsible. Other food allergies can be excluded by an allergy test. Through a blood test, you can determine the blood levels of histamine, DAO, and vitamin B6. It is however not a standardized test procedure, so that the Results only as if clues can be seen and safety until an Eleminierungsdiat in which food is waived on all ends of the histamine include, carried out. A provocation test is performed and analyzed whether the symptoms occur again after four weeks. Anton Horst