Wherever you are in the world, there is a temptation for many individuals to indulge in some alcohol to either relax or make themselves feel better. But could your consumption of that glass of wine or indulging in a gin and tonic actually be causing your intolerance symptoms. Make sure your evening habits do not cause you to suffer from an alcohol intolerance.
What to look out for in alcohol intolerance
Food intolerance or an alcohol intolerance can be caused by overindulgence or overexposure to certain items. With an intolerance test from Test Your Intolerance, you can identify whether or not it is alcohol or some other item that is causing your symptoms. So, if you are becoming blotchy, often nauseous (NOT A HANGOVER), or have a bloated stomach then please do consider that it might be an intolerance. Make sure your summer drinks are not causing your symptoms!
1) A Runny Nose
If you have an intolerance to alcohol then every time you consume a beer or sip on that glass of wine, then you may experience a constant runny nose. This is because there are high levels of histamine in alcohol, and this can often cause a stuffed or a runny nose, which leaves you feeling congested. However, don’t just assume you are feeling under the weather, because it could be an alcohol intolerance! With our experienced lab technicians working around the clock, Test Your Intolerance can help you to get to the bottom of your runny nose.
2) Bloated Stomach
Do you experience a bloated stomach every time you go to a party or a big event where alcohol is consumed? Uh oh, you may have alcohol intolerance. If you are always tempted to have that glass of wine, or can’t resist that beer then it is important that you identify your intolerances. A bloated stomach is one of the most common symptoms of intolerance, and bloat can often be caused by an alcohol intolerance. Painful in both appearance and sometimes causing pain mentally, it is imperative for you to manage your alcohol intolerance. This may see your symptoms like headaches, bloated stomach, nausea, and a runny nose to be pushed to one side.
3) Nausea and Vomiting
If you have overindulged on alcohol then you will probably experience a range of symptoms, including nausea. This is not always the sign of a hangover and could be a sign of alcohol intolerance. You can find out if you have an alcohol intolerance by ordering an intolerance test here. Maybe you did have one glass of wine too many, or it could be that within the wine that you are drinking, there is something which is causing you to suffer from an intolerance.
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