Millet Allergy

Living Life with Millet Allergy

Millet is a very common name amongst various cereals and grains. It is one of the species of plants that belong to different genera, but of course it’s from a grass family. It is usually used to make porridge and various types of bread. Also it is widely used as a food for the live-stock and cage birds. What makes a person develop a millet allergy? For those who are not aware of, then let’s get this clear. Millet has a good amount of gluten, and other eight types of amino acids.

Someone Told Me, I Might Be Allergic To Millet. How Can I Know?
Well, the lists of millet allergens are broad, but the common ones are digestive problems, weight gain/loss, constipation or diarrhoea. The severe symptoms are headaches, depression, asthma, fatigue and inability to concentrate.

If you have known that you have consumed millet and found any of the above symptoms in your body, then of course, these physical problems are symbolic in context of allergy from millet. Try to wait for couple of days, and then attempt to eat something without millet. You will immediately come to know for sure the reasons behind your body reactions.

Should I Care, If I Am Allergic To Millet?
Well, reactions of millet may have some serious physical ailments including irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, thyroid and severe skin itchiness.  If you keep eating millet, then it is obviously going to affect the body sooner or later adversely, making you sick or lowering your immune power. I do not sound pretty? Right, so in short, yes you should care if you are allergic to millet.

What Can Be Done
When the person is diagnosed from the allergy of millet, he/she needs to stop taking millet in any form. The person suffering from such medical challenges has to be vigilant about his/her food choices. However, in the beginning it becomes tough to remember of not to pick millet based food or similar food products. These days there are a lot of substitutes available which are not only affordable but, taste also great.

Living with millet allergy means, the person has to shop smartly. Many common foods such as bread, pasta, breakfast cereals have to be avoided. He/she should carefully review the food labels and its ingredients to avoid any kind of medical problems.

Medical professionals agree that millet allergy can actually get well managed, if you are aware of what intakes of millet make your body reacts adversely. Don’t get scared; instead use this as a best opportunity to revise your diet. Try out other ways to prepare millet-free food.

In severe medical conditions, go and visit the doctor and share your concerns. He/she will advise you to undergo required test which helps eliminate the allergy problem.

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