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FOOD ALLERGIES AND URINARY INCONTENANCE
I am wondering if anyone knows if a dairy allergy can cause urinary incontenance?  I have dairy allergy but have a hard time staying away from ice cream.  It seems like when I have eaten a dairy product I have a problem with frequency.  
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My son's soy allergy caused urinary incontinence, so I would think a dairy allergy could also, though I don't know if there's any research that supports this.

It would be interesting to see if you do better taking a digestive enzyme product with DPP-IV in it, just before having ice cream, however, LOL, one of the effects of taking digestive enzymes can be.... increased urinary frequency!  Oh well.
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Any inflammation to those areas could probably cause issues .. I asked a research friend of mine who posts on one of the kidney communities here if she has any info on this.  My daughter used to get pain (probably IC) from food allergies which were severe intolerances that she eventually outgrew and grew into bee sting allergy and severe environmental pollen, etc.

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Thank you so much for responding to my question.  If your friend has any light to shed on my issue, I would appreciate hearing from you.
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Thank you for your input regarding my problem.  Does your son take enzymes for his allergies?
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   Yes, my son takes enzymes, but unfortunately not nearly enough. He won't swallow capsules, and the taste of the enzymes mixed in water upsets him. He is highly sensitive to tastes and smells.

The DPP-IV enzyme in the small intestine, which some people just don't have enough of,  breaks the peptide bonds in gluten and dairy foods, and allows most people with these food sensitivities to eat them without symptoms. (Like taking Beano, alphagalactosidase, for digestion of beans, cruciferous vegetables, etc.)

My son takes (ha ha) Peptizyde from Houston Nutraceuticals, which includes DPP-IV. Supposedly, it works for soy too, but we don't eat any soy anymore anyway. Soy is destructive to the gut and endocrine system.

There is also DPP-IV Forte now, from Kirkman Labs, which has a high amount of this enzyme, but they recommend not taking it alone, but with other enzyme blends. Both of these companies have websites.

I highly recommend the use of digestive enzymes with food, especially for anyone with a digestive problem. Enzymes are essential to every body function, and these little guys can work miracles.
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Again, thank you for the information you sent on enzymes.  I will look at the websites you suggested.  It would be wonderful to have some help with my wheat and dairy allergies.  I have a lot to learn, but I am so tired of dealing with my allergies and nothing has helped except completely cutting them out and I find this hard to do.

This forum is a wonderful thing, it is nice to be able to chat with other people who have similar problems.

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My 11yr old was on digestive enzymes for about 6 mos after a bout of infectioius viral IBS which she suffered after a simple stomach virus!   It did help her a lot and her GI was fine with her taking them as she tried ever so slowly to reintroduce milk which she has some kind of intolerance for on a daily basis and must limit intake of anyway .. but the enzymes did help and was first time any of us in my family used them since they have caseine issues and not lactose so Lactaid is useless for them but these helped .. maybe at the time from the virus she was temporarily lactose intolerant, too along with the caseine issues.

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My friend who researches IC (intersatial cystitis ? spelling) issues, thinks there can be a corelation to bladder inflammation and incontenance with food allergies from inflammatory response,but not necessarily IC itself.

There is an Ask a Dr expert forum with a super urologist .. you can also post your ? there which is a great idea!

Hope this helps,
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