Fish & Seafood Intolerance and Sensitivity

Fish is a popular low-fat food that is also high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Seafood is also recognized as a nutrient rich food that is a good source of minerals, vitamins and protein. Besides consuming the meat of fish, one can also consume the good fats by taking store-bought supplements. If you develop adverse reactions after eating fish and/or seafood, it might mean that you have a fish & seafood sensitivity or fish & seafood intolerance.

Symptoms of Fish & Seafood Intolerance & Sensitivity

If you have an intolerance to fish and seafood, your body naturally produces an inflammatory response to these types of foods. Some of the symptoms may include:

  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Hives
  • Skin rash

Foods to Avoid If You Have Fish & Seafood Intolerance & Sensitivity

If you have a fish & seafood intolerance, it's important that you avoid white fishes, oily fishes, mollusks and crustaceans. Here is a non-exhaustive list of foods to avoid:

  • Shrimps
  • Lobsters
  • Crabs
  • Clams
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Snails
  • Scallops
  • Squid
  • Octopus
  • Tuna
  • Trout
  • Herring
  • Pilchards
  • Salmon
  • Anchovies
  • Sardines
  • Mackerel
  • Monkfish
  • Haddock
  • Cod

Common Food Replacements for Fish & Seafood

Below is a quick look at the suitable fatty acid replacements you can include in your diet to replace fish and seafood:

  • Coconut oil
  • Tofu
  • Sesame butter
  • Pumpkin seed butter
  • Eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Avocado
  • Spinach and other leafy greens

Testing for Fish & Seafood Intolerance

Pinnertest utilizes advanced IgG (FC Fragment Specific), Antigen, Antiserum, Control tests to determine a client’s food sensitivities. The testing procedure is extremely easy and it can be carried out at home. Simply use the painless finger stick to draw two drops of your blood and you’re done. Your blood sample can be sent to our lab via the prepaid UPS mailer. The fastest time you can expect to receive your test results is within seven days.

Treatment and Management of Fish & Seafood Intolerance & Sensitivity

If you have decided to tackle your fish & seafood intolerance, you are recommended to first conduct a fish & seafood intolerance test. You can only accurately combat your fish & seafood intolerance problem and find the right treatment options after you have ascertained that you have this type of food intolerance.

To avoid aggravating the symptoms you experience from fish and seafood intolerance, it recommended that you avoid eating foods that contain fish and seafood. In addition, you may want to consider staying away from cooking areas where fish protein may be present. This particular protein can become airborne in the steam released during cooking.

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