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Gastrointestinal conditions

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The function of the gastrointestinal tract is to digest food and to absorb nutrients needed to grow and function in daily life. The gastro-intestinal tract consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver and gallbladder.

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The gastrointestinal tract is not involved in all allergic reactions. The gastrointestinal tract is seldom to never involved in a grass and/or tree pollen allergy, a house dust mite allergy, a pet allergy and in a contact allergy.

In case of an insect sting allergy, a drug allergy and a food allergy gastrointestinal symptoms often do occur.

Below a number of symptoms are stated which can be caused by an allergic reaction. These symptoms are all related to the gastrointestinal tract:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Incontinence to urine and/or feces