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Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Jan;4(1):62-6. doi: 10.7453/gahmj.2014.068.

Food-specific IgG Antibody-guided Elimination Diets Followed by Resolution of Asthma Symptoms and Reduction in Pharmacological Interventions in Two Patients: A Case Report.

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1
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, Tempe, Arizona (Dr Virdee), United States.
2
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, Tempe, Arizona (Dr Musset), United States.
3
United States.
4
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, Tempe, Arizona (Dr Cronin), United States.
5
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, Tempe, Arizona (Dr Langland), United States.

Abstract

in English, Chinese, Spanish

Asthma is one of the most common causes of office visits in the primary care and emergency care settings. Individuals are often able to maintain symptomatic control with long-term pharmacological therapy. Exacerbations of asthma commonly occur due to exposure to triggers such as viruses, pollutants, and allergens. While it is widely accepted that exposure to immunoglobulin E food allergens can exacerbate asthma symptoms, there is little evidence examining delayed immunoglobulin G-mediated reactions to food. Here we present two clinical cases of individuals who experienced a reduction in asthma symptoms, decreased dependence on pharmacological therapies, and increased quality of life by eliminating foods that demonstrated reactivity to immunoglobulin G levels identified through serum testing.

KEYWORDS:

IgG antibody; Spasmogens; airway hyperresponsiveness; asthma; bronchodilators; case report; elimination diet; food sensitivities

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