As a physician, you know first hand how frustrating it can be when a patient with chronic migraines doesn’t respond to traditional treatments.
You’ve tried everything, from medications to vision exams to endless panels and scans. But despite your best efforts, their symptoms persist, leaving both you and your patient feeling discouraged and defeated. It’s enough to make you want to pull your hair out!
But what if we told you that there’s a solution you might not have considered yet? What if one simple test could change everything and help your patient finally get the relief they need?
Food sensitivity testing could be the game-changer that you and your patient have been searching for. By identifying the specific foods that trigger their symptoms, you can help them make dietary changes that can make a world of difference.
In this blog post, we’re going to take a deep dive into how food sensitivity testing can improve patient outcomes for chronic pain sufferers.
We’ll explore the benefits of this test, provide real-world examples of its success, and give you the tools you need to start incorporating it into your practice. Let’s dive in.
An overview of food sensitivities.
You’re likely familiar with the challenges of diagnosing adverse immune reactions to food. While immediate allergic reactions that are mediated by IgE antibodies are more well-known, it’s important to note that up to 90% of immune reactions to food are non-IgE, or delayed symptom onset food allergies, mediated by IgG antibodies, and are referred to as food sensitivities.
These reactions can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms may not appear until hours or even days after the offending food is consumed, making it challenging to pinpoint the cause.
This is even more challenging for your patient because to them, it’s just a chronic migraine that they can’t shake. They don’t know that the creamer that they use every morning could be the culprit.
However, recent advances in diagnostic testing have made it easier to identify food sensitivities through the detection of food-specific IgG antibodies.
In fact, a single blood test can now accurately identify food-specific IgG antibodies and help us better understand our patients’ food sensitivities. By identifying these sensitivities, you can help your patients make targeted dietary changes that can improve their symptoms and overall quality of life.
The importance of food sensitivity testing.
There’s no denying that undiagnosed food sensitivities can often be overlooked, especially because of how long it takes for the symptoms to show. This can lead to misdiagnosis and prolonged suffering for the patient, especially for patients who love to refer to Dr. Google for any and all ailments.
To test this out for yourself, ask Google “Why do I have migraines all the time?”
The results are enough to drive fear into anyone’s heart.
The truth is that food sensitivities can lead to a range of health issues as the body reacts to specific foods that trigger an inflammatory response. Chronic inflammation has been linked to a variety of health conditions including autoimmune diseases, digestive issues, and mental health disorders.
Food sensitivity testing cuts through the clutter and the noise, to get to the heart of a chronic condition that may be caused by the foods that your patient eats on a regular basis. This leads us to our next point.
The impact of food sensitivities on patient outcomes.
By identifying these delayed-onset reactions, we can get to the root cause of a patient’s chronic conditions and symptoms like persistent migraines.
By addressing the root cause of a patient’s condition, you are able to reduce their reliance on symptom management medications, which can have a range of negative side effects. This, in turn improves a patient’s overall health and quality of life, reducing the need for ongoing medication and increasing their ability to live a full and active life.
So, about those migraines.
Imagine seeing your chronic migraine patient, except instead of another scan, you have the results of their food sensitivity test in your hand. Turns out, they has a level III sensitivity to dairy, and their inflammatory response manifests as a chronic migraine.
You are able to put them on an effective elimination diet. The next time they visit, it’s with good news. Not only have their migraines all but disappeared, but they are also noticing improvements in their skin and her anxiety levels.
Join the hundreds of doctors who have experienced improved patient outcomes by incorporating our Bloodprint panel food sensitivity tests into your practice.
Our tests have been rated as the best by numerous practitioners who have chosen our program and services as the model for enhancing their own practice. By identifying food sensitivities and addressing them with personalized dietary changes, we can get to the root cause of chronic conditions and help improve the quality of life and overall well being of your patients.
Don’t settle for less when it comes to the health of your patients. Contact us today to learn more about how our food sensitivity tests can help you provide better care and achieve better patient outcomes.