What you can eat with a red meat allergy?
Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS), also known as alpha-gal allergy, is a serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to red meat and other products made from mammals.
AGS reactions can include hives or an itchy rash, nausea or vomiting, heartburn or indigestion, diarrhea, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
Alpha-gal syndrome is relatively new and not always easy to diagnose. Diagnosing alpha-gal allergy involves a combination of patient history, physical examination, and specific medical tests.
If you have been diagnosed with AGS, you will need to avoid all mammalian meat and organs, including beef, pork, lamb, and venison.
For some people with AGS, reactions to milk and dairy products, gelatin, and/or carrageenan can occur and will need to be avoided.
If you are living with AGS, it is important to work with your healthcare provider and a registered dietitian to develop a meal plan that meets your nutritional needs
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