What is a histamine intolerance?

Help! You have symptoms and have been told you may have a histamine intolerance, but what exactly does this mean? What is histamine? And more importantly, how do you get rid of it? Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know about histamine.

What is histamine?

Histamine is a substance that is produced in the body. Histamine does a lot of good for the body. It ensures that signals can be passed on to the brain and the immune system. Histamine also plays an important role in regulating the temperature of the body and the circulation of the blood. An indispensable substance! There are also food groups that contain histamine. These can be foods that actually contain histamine, but there are also foods that release histamine in the process of ripening and fermentation. 

Histamine intolerance

So histamine is a very important and common substance. Yet our bodies can only handle a certain amount of histamine. This amount varies from person to person. When the value is too high it can lead to various complaints. These complaints can vary from an irritated throat to a rash. When you have a histamine intolerance you can also cough a lot or have trouble sleeping. This is very annoying and can certainly lead to great frustration in the long run. 

Too much histamine can therefore lead to an allergic reaction. But how can an excessive amount be released? This can be due to several causes. The most common cause is pollen. Especially in spring and summer time, these dust particles roam the air. Around this time, many more people suffer from an itchy nose and an irritated throat. Because of the histamine, the body’s immune response is greatly enhanced, hence the violent physical reaction. Insect bites or intolerances or allergies to food can also cause you to produce too much histamine. 

What can you do about it?

Fortunately there are very effective remedies on the market that can help with histamine intolerance. You can ask a pharmacy for products that are suitable for this. Special tablets or nasal sprays are often recommended. If these remedies do not help, or if your symptoms are very severe, you can also contact Intoleran Digistive Experts. They know exactly what you can do to live normally with this intolerance.