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Latex Fruit Syndrome Graves Disease DIET

Does anyone else have this syndrome??

Allergy to fruit, vegetables and spices
What should you avoid?
If you suffer from pollen and latex allergies you might experience allergic symptoms when you eat certain fruits, vegetables, spices and nuts. This is called cross reactions.

Lists of foods
Below is a list of foods that may cross react with pollen or latex. Under the headlines birch pollen, grass pollen and sagebrush pollen and latex, you can see the foods that may cause symptoms.

The lists are not prohibition lists, but can be used as a guide to which foods you should be aware of. It is rare that you get symptoms from all the food that is listed under each main group. You may therefore eat the fruits and vegetables that do not give you the symptoms, even if they are on the list. In addition, you may react to food, that is not on the list.

Birch Pollen
Food, which may trigger allergic reactions by birch pollen allergy

Apricot, Plum, Peach, Cherry, Kiwi, Nectarine, Pear, Apple

Carrot, Potato, Tomato, Pepper, Celery

Hazel nut, Peanut, Almond, Pistachio, Walnut

Grass Pollen
Food, which can trigger allergic reactions by grass pollen allergy

Orange, Melon

Tomato, Pea


Sagebrush Pollen
Food, which may trigger allergic reactions by sagebrush allergy

Melon, Sun flower seeds

Pepper fruit, Carrot, Pasternak, Parsley, Celery

Chamomile, Parsley

Spices and herbs
Spices and herbs, which may trigger allergic reactions by pollen allergy

Anis, Curry, Merian, Basil, Coriander, Oregano, Dill, Caraway, Paprika, Tarragon and Black pepper,

Spices and herbs may trigger symptoms, if you are allergic to celery and is allergic to sagebrush pollen or birch pollen. Reactions to the spices and herbs are rare.

Exotic fruits and vegetables
Some people with pollen allergy may experience unexpected symptoms when they eat raw exotic fruits and vegetables, for instance on travels. If you normally have strong reactions to food, it is a good idea to start with small bits of fruit and vegetables until you know whether you can tolerate them or not.

Latex allergy
Food, which may trigger allergic reactions by latex allergy

Avocado, Banana, Figs, Chestnut, Kiwi, Papaya, Potato, Tomato
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1756321 tn?1547095325
The gene associated with a latex allergy is the HLA-DQ8 gene.  There is an article entitled "DQ8 Causes More Than Just Celiac Disease" that goes into more detail.
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Thanks red star!! The mind boggles and I am getting in thick! I have spent all night researching my various digestive symptoms and have concluded that for YEARS I have been suffering with GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents flow back up into the esophagus—the muscular tube that carries food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach.
GER is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation because the stomach’s digestive juices contain acid. Sometimes people with GER can taste food or acidic fluid in the back of the mouth. Refluxed stomach acid that touches the lining of the esophagus can cause heartburn. Also called acid indigestion, heartburn is an uncomfortable, burning feeling in the midchest, behind the breastbone, or in the upper part of the abdomen—the area between the chest and the hips.
What are the symptoms of GERD?
The main symptom of GERD is frequent heartburn, though some adults with GERD do not have heartburn. Other common GERD symptoms include
• a dry, chronic cough
• wheezing
• asthma and recurrent pneumonia
• nausea
• vomiting
• a sore throat, hoarseness, or laryngitis—swelling and irritation of the voice box
• difficulty swallowing or painful swallowing
• pain in the chest or the upper part of the abdomen
• dental erosion and bad breath

1756321 tn?1547095325
My mother suffered severe GERD and severe LPR for over 5 years.  She no longer suffers either condition taking betaine HCL with pepsin supplements (to increase stomach acid) and digestive enzyme supplements (to help with digestion).  Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are both listed causes of low stomach acid.

649848 tn?1534633700
I suffered from GERD for many years, until I got my thyroid condition under control, then the GERD went away.
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Glad to hear your mother kicked this to the kerb!

After tons of research- God bless the internet- I found a natural cure for this which I started yesterday.....so simple....apple cider vinegar and honey!!!
I read loads of testimonials and I can confirm that even after one day I can feel the difference already.
My chest would hurt so bad I thought I was having a heart attach...the pain was shocking and the acid burn was just getting worse, travelling up to my neck, almost choking me!!
I am going to also speak to  my homeopath and get some remedies....
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Barb...that is worrying since my docs have no idea when I will be able to get my Graves properly under control. I am really glad I discovered what my digestive problems have been and I will try to treat the symptoms so that I can get rid of the burning pain, bloated stomach etc
649848 tn?1534633700
Sometimes the GERD isn't caused from too much acid, but from too little.  Peppermint oil can help.  I used to drink dill pickle juice when it got really bad, but the vinegar and honey works too.
1756321 tn?1547095325
Yes apple cider vinegar is an old remedy for reflux.  My gag reflex is permanently damaged from vitamin B12 deficiency so I've never suffered reflux even when my stomach acid was severely depleted causing malnutrition.  I don't need much stomach acid for digestion since I've done most of the work breaking down my food by chewing it!  My record is 262 chews for one bite. :)

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262 chews?? WOWZERS!!! How is the enamel going?????

I am really happy with the ACV and honey but because I have suffered so long I caved in and went to my GP for meds...I have been given 30mg of Lansoprazole which I hear is very effective. I will use this for 28 days and hope it repairs some of the damage to my stomach lining and oesophagus. Interestingly my GP was not happy with me taking ACV as he said it is an acid and wd only worsen matters. Through my research however, many acids turn alkaline in the stomach. Why oh why did he not know this??? SHEEEEESHHHHH
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I had GERD issues for years too, and was diagnosed with hiatal hernia and told to take Prilosec which I did for a year or so.  When one tablet didn't help, my GP told me to take two.  My hypothyroid symptoms weren't under control since this same GP was keeping my TSH at that point at 5.6, but that's another story, ha.  Due to my having high cholesterol, he also advised I take fish oil supplements and then the GERD increased even more.  Long miserable story substantially shorter, when my next labwork showed my cholesterol was even worse, he recommended I stop with the fish oil.  Apparently, like everything else, not all people are alike in their reactions to meds and supplements.    

My GERD subsided quite a bit, but didn't completely go away until a few years later when I started CPAP therapy after finding I had sleep apnea.  After getting used to the CPAP machine, finding a new endo who would at least keep my TSH suppressed with Synthroid,  GERD was a thing of the past.  

GERD symptoms were very rare if at all for a few years, until a month ago when I was finally switched to NDT from synthetic T4 and once again put on fish oil.  I'm still trying to find the right dose of NDT for me which is a slow process as we all know, lol, and as a result I went quite hypo again due to needing an increase in meds.  

The GERD was back with a vengeance, the chest pressure and constant pain was awful.    A few days ago I forgot to take my fish oil supplement and I was amazed to find the GERD was much better.  It has been three days since I took it and though I'm still using the ACV three times a day, I'm feeling much better.  Now I don't know whether to attribute the improvement to the slow increase in thyroid levels or stopping the fish oil.  I guess the only way to know for sure is to eventually take the fish oil again and see if the GERD returns, but to tell you the truth, I'm not looking forward to that experiment, lol.

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