Living with Food Allergies

Living with Food Allergies

by Carol Hand

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Overview

Does someone you know or love have a health challenge? Do you think you may? If so, you may wonder how you'll ever cope. After all, it wasn't your choice to be in this position. It may be helpful to know that there are several factors you can control. Living with Health Challenges offers a first step toward understanding key current health issues. Each title is a comprehensive guide that examines your important questions. What are the causes and symptoms? What are the treatment options? What are some necessary lifestyle changes? Where can you go for help? Living with Health Challenges unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding these difficult issues and helps you make healthy, informed decisions so you can get on with life.

In the United States, food allergies affect about 11 million people, including 5 million children. Do all these people break out in hives and rashes? A food allergy diagnosis can make life hard and can leave people feeling left out. But it doesn't have to mean an end to eating out with friends and loving food. In this comprehensive book, learn which foods most often trigger allergies and what happens inside the body. This encouraging guide teaches that awareness and education are key to taking control.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617831287
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Series: Living with Health Challenges Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Expert Advice 6

Chapter 1 How Can I Be Allergic To Food? 8

Chapter 2 Why Me? Causes 18

Chapter 3 Just One Bite: Risk Factors and Complications 28

Chapter 4 Do I Have One? Testing and Diagnosis 40

Chapter 5 Eating The Right Foods: Treatment 50

Chapter 6 I Can Do This: Coping With Food Allergies 60

Chapter 7 Being Vigilant: Lifestyle Changes 70

Chapter 8 I Can't Do This: Getting Help 80

Chapter 9 What Does The Future Hold? 88

Just The Facts 98

Where To Torn 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About The Author 112

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