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Last Updated: 17th Apr 2024

Is it possible for an autoimmune condition to cause food allergies?

Allergy to food allergens has been documented in allergic patients. No medical research has shown that food allergies can also cause the development of autoimmunity. Autoimmunity and allergy are two major consequences of a dysfunctional immune response.



Is lupus a cause of food allergies?

Patients with systemic Lupus Erythematosus are more likely to experience allergic symptoms than the general population. This is based on clinical evidence. SLE patients had a statistically higher frequency of urticaria, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, and food allergies.

The next question is: What causes an autoimmune disorder? It is not known what causes autoimmune disorders. One theory suggests that certain microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, may cause changes in the immune system. People with autoimmune disorders may experience this more frequently.

Another question is: What is the difference between an allergic reaction and an autoimmune disorder?

The major difference is that triggeraallergies occur when our bodies react to external triggers such as pollen and certain foods. Autoimmune diseases, on the other hand, are caused by an internal trigger: our cells. The way our bodies trigger an excessive immune response is another difference.

Is there a first sign of Lupus?

Photosensitive rash is one common symptom that may indicate lupus. This refers to a skin reaction to sunlight, especially on the upper arms and face. Unexplained fever, pain, swelling and stiffness in multiple joints are other early signs.