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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.


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