Casein is a protein in milk that makes up about 80% of a cow’s milk. Presence of this chemical makes the immune system stronger and trigger muscle growths. It also has an amazing amino acid structure. However, the same chemical is known as a slow-digesting protein which leads to allergies and sensitivities generalized as Casein Intolerance.
Casein Intolerance is a severe negative reaction of the immune system to the protein which may lead t illness and even death. Upon reaction, the body releases Immunoglobulin E or IgE, according to livestrong.com. Moreover, chemicals including histamine are included in the production of antibodies which is pointed out as the main reason for the allergic reaction. This Casein Intolerance is common to children and adult, either consuming a commercial dairy product or even breastfed. Symptoms include itching, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea, fainting or even anaphylaxis.
Some people suffered for about a year just to discover that the milk is the culprit. Of course, who would ever expect such a phenomena if you have drank milk since birth (even from the mammary glands of our mothers, which is best for babies as it nurtures the baby outside the womb)? However, once you feel the symptoms, don’t hesitate to have your self checked than to suffer your whole life.
According to nvic.org, some Casein Intolerance cases are after-effects of the Pertussis Vaccine which is the shot against whooping cough. It may cure the whooping cough but your body can react to it and develop Casein Intolerance. To cure the allergies rooting from the intolerance, according to webmd.com, a doctor could give a shot of epinephrine or the patient could just have an over the counter antihistamines to alleviate the allergies. Experiencing this kind of state could be easier to avoid if the symptoms show themselves early which is expected to happen every time a Casein Intolerant consumes dairy products. The best way to avoid it is to stop drinking milk or eating any other dairy product. It would be hard of course especially if you lived with it your whole life. But it would definitely be harder to experience the punishing symptoms every time you drink milk.
Giving up milk gives up calcium?
Definitely not. Many other food could give the enough calcium that the body needs; for sometimes, drinking milk doesn’t also mean getting enough calcium. There are of course a million other sources where a patient could be unallergic.
Hence, it is suggested to those who are experiencing Casein Intolerance to have a dairy-less diet but still to live a nutritious and healthy lifestyle.
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