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Red Meat Allergy in Humans


By Dr. Vishal Dev, Dietitian/Nutritionist

Red beef allergy is a serious allergic reaction. It’s an inauspicious greeting by a body’s defence complement to red meat.

Meat allergies rise when a body’s defence complement becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in a sourroundings that typically causes no problem in many people.


  • A punch from a Lone Star parasite has recently been identified as a means of red beef allergy. A punch from this parasite causes sensitization to a carbohydrate galactose (Alpha-Gal).
  • Although alpha-gal is not a usually carbohydrate allergen to have been identified, this allergen does differ from other carbohydrates in terms of being means to means anaphylaxis (a serious potentially lethal allergic greeting that restricts breathing).

Diagnosis of alpha-gal syndrome can be formidable since a allergic greeting is behind 3 to 6 hours after exposure, compared to mins for other food allergies.


Following are a common symptoms that can be conspicuous adequate to get a blood exam finished for alpha-gal allergy:

  1. Runny/stuffy nose
  2. Sinusitis
  3. Cough
  4. Hives or skin rash
  5. Asthma
  6. Lip swelling
  7. Tongue swelling
  8. Throat swelling
  9. Nausea
  10. Stomach cramps
  11. Indigestion
  12. Diarrhea
  13. Vomiting
  14. Itching
  15. Breathing problems
  16. Eczema
  17. Itchy mouth
  18. Increased heart rate
  19. Low blood pressure
  20. Abdominal pain
  21. Headaches
  22. Sneezing

People who are influenced with a alpha-gal allergy have to be constantly observant about a mixture they consume, since an allergic greeting can be serious and life-threatening.

In alpha-gal allergy, a strength of a greeting depends on many factors such as: a sip of meat, a time of bearing in propinquity to a parasite punch and a form of beef indigested as good as a fat content.

Treatment –

Avoiding mammalian beef is a usually accessible diagnosis for this allergy currently. If a chairman still practice symptoms of alpha-gal and not feeling utterly right after slicing mammalian beef out of his/her diet, afterwards he/she might also wish to cut out dairy products or during slightest extent a intake and deliberate an expert medicine for medication.

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