Probiotics and their effect on histamine intolerance

Probiotiká a ich vplyv na histamínovú intoleranciu

Histamine intolerance is a health problem that affects many people around the world and more and more. It is a condition in which the body is sensitive to histamine, which leads to various unpleasant symptoms. In an effort to find relief, many people turn to probiotics , a group of microorganisms that are beneficial to the health of the gut flora. In this article, we will look at the effect of probiotics on histamine intolerance and gather the opinions of experts in the field, but first we will discuss the symptoms of HIT.

Symptoms of histamine intolerance

There can be countless symptoms, and HIT can manifest itself differently for everyone. The most common symptoms include:
Skin: skin irritation, redness, swelling
Digestive tract: diarrhea, bloating, cramps, abdominal pain, straining to vomit
Respiratory tract: itching and swelling of the lips, swelling of the nasal mucosa or, conversely, nasal discharge, breathing difficulties similar to asthma
Others: migraine-like headaches, palpitations, dizziness, changes in blood pressure, loss of consciousness.

Other chronic manifestations typical of this disease include:

  • chronic fatigue
  • painful menstruation
  • nervousness, disorders of consciousness, sleep

Histamine intolerance is not a food allergy

Histamine is responsible for several important tasks in the body, for example activating the nervous system or stimulating the production of stomach acid. DAO - the enzyme diamine oxidase - can be found in the small intestine and serves to break down histamine.

While the body's allergic reaction is caused by an incorrect reaction of the immune system to allergens, in the case of histamine intolerance, it is an imbalance between histamine and the DAO enzyme. An insufficient amount of DAO leads to the accumulation of histamine in the body, resulting in a reaction similar to an allergy, but not a true allergy.

How can probiotics help us?

And now let's have facts, facts and nothing but scientifically based facts:

    1. Professor David O. Mörkl , Head of the Department of Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Vienna, emphasizes the importance of the balance of the gut microbiome in solving histamine intolerance. " Probiotics can help restore healthy gut flora and improve digestion. This can lower histamine levels in the body and minimize unwanted symptoms."

    2. dr. Petra Zieglmayerová , allergist and immunologist: Dr. Zieglmayer explains that probiotics can have a beneficial effect on histamine intolerance through their ability to regulate the immune system. " Probiotics can stimulate antibody production and reduce inflammation, which can help alleviate histamine-related allergic reactions."

    3. dr. Michaela Mertensová , gastroenterologist and expert on histamine intolerance: "It is important to choose the right type of probiotics in the treatment of histamine intolerance. Some strains of probiotics can produce histamine, which can worsen the symptoms," adds the doctor and recommends looking for probiotics with a low histamine content and monitoring reactions at the same time organism for the selected probiotic therapy.

    4. Ing. Peter Szalay , biochemist and expert in targeted metabolic tuning, "tailor-made", a plan to "turn things back", activate genes that improve metabolism and at the same time limit the effect of genes that destroy it and which are unique to each person. Ing. Peter Szalay reminds: " Probiotics alone cannot cure histamine intolerance, but they can be part of a comprehensive approach to treatment. It is important to emphasize that each organism is individual, and therefore the reaction to probiotic therapy may also vary."

Histamine intolerance can be an unpleasant condition that affects the quality of life of those affected by this disease. Although probiotics may not be a one-size-fits-all solution, experts and research consistently point to their benefit in alleviating the symptoms of histamine intolerance. However, it is important to choose suitable probiotics that will support a healthy intestinal microbiome and minimize histamine production.

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