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    Quiz: Food Intolerance Symptoms

    Who is the ‘Food Intolerance Symptoms' quiz for?

    Are you wondering if your knowledge of food intolerance symptoms is strong? Take the ‘Food Intolerance Symptoms’ quiz and find out! 

    What does the Food Intolerance Symptoms quiz consist of?

    This quick, fun quiz can help you to gain insight into your understanding of dietary choices and related food intolerance symptoms. 

    Just answer a few simple questions and get an overview of your understanding of food intolerances – take the ‘Food Intolerance Symptoms’ quiz now and start on the path to a healthier and happier diet!

    Then, find out what your score means and read the answers down below too!

    How accurate is the Food Intolerance Symptoms quiz?

    NOTE: Regardless of your results, if you think you may have a food intolerance it is important to always seek medical advice from your doctor or a healthcare professional as soon as possible.

    Food Intolerance Symptoms Quiz

    Food Intolerance Symptoms Quiz

    Answer the following questions to test your knowledge of food intolerance symptoms (you can find the correct answers down below).

    1. What is the most common symptom of lactose intolerance?

    a) Stomach problems

    b) Headache

    c) Muscle pain

    d) Joint stiffness


    2. Which of the following is a typical symptom of gluten intolerance?

    a) Thrush

    b) Diarrhoea & Constipation

    c) Insomnia

    d) Hair loss


    3. In food intolerance, symptoms usually appear:

    a) Immediately after consuming the problematic food

    b) A few hours after consuming the problematic food

    c) Only in the morning

    d) Only during exercise


    4. Which of these is NOT a symptom of food intolerance?

    a) Bloating

    b) Fatigue

    c) Rapid heartbeat

    d) Mood swings


    5. A common symptom of caffeine intolerance is:

    a) Increased energy

    b) Insomnia

    c) Weight gain

    d) Feeling calm


    6. What fruit is often associated with oral allergy syndrome?

    a) Banana

    b) Strawberry

    c) Apple

    d) Orange


    7. Skin issues like hives and swelling of the lips and around the eyes are common symptoms of intolerance to which food?

    a) Nuts

    b) Dairy

    c) Shellfish

    d) Eggs


    8. Which of the following is a symptom of histamine intolerance?

    a) Digestive issues

    b) Skin Reactions

    c) Headaches & Nasal Congestion

    d) All of the above


    9. What is a potential symptom of sulphite sensitivity?

    a) Nausea

    b) Redness of the eyes

    c) Enhanced sense of taste

    d) None of the above


    10. Symptoms of food intolerance can often be relieved by:

    a) Taking antihistamines

    b) Avoiding the problematic food

    c) Exercising more

    d) Drinking more coffee


    Scoring:

    For each question, give yourself a point for guessing the correct answer (you can find the correct answers below).

    What your total score means:

    Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

    Total possible points: 10

    7-10 points: 

    Excellent! Your knowledge of food intolerance symptoms is impressive.

    4-6 points: 

    Good! You have a solid understanding, with some room for improvement.

    0-3 points: 

    Consider brushing up on your knowledge of food intolerance symptoms.

    Correct Answers:

    Q1. What is the most common symptom of lactose intolerance?

    Correct Answer: Stomach problems (a)

    Symptoms of lactose intolerance can include stomach problems such as bloating, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and a rumbling/gurgling stomach. (NIDDK, 2018)

    Q2. Which of the following is a typical symptom of gluten intolerance?

    Correct Answer: Diarrhoea & Constipation (b)

    Diarrhoea & Constipation are a common symptom of gluten intolerance, alongside symptoms such as indigestion, farting & bloating and stomach aches (NHS, 2023)

    Q3. In food intolerance, symptoms usually appear:

    Correct Answer: A few hours after consuming the problematic food (b)

    You’ll usually experience symptoms of a food intolerance a few hours after eating the food/ingredient that you’re intolerant to (NHS, 2022)

    Q4. Which of these is NOT a symptom of food intolerance?

    Correct Answer: Rapid heartbeat (c)

    A rapid heartbeat isn't a reported symptom of food intolerance. However possible symptoms of a food intolerance include feelings of exhaustion, tiredness, sickness, joint pain, rashes and/or constipation, lasting for a few hours or days (NHS, 2022)

    Q5. A common symptom of caffeine intolerance is:

    Correct Answer: Insomnia (b)

    Insomnia is a common symptom of caffeine intolerance alongside other symptoms such as fatigue, IBS & headaches (yorktest, 2024).

    Q6. What fruit is often associated with oral allergy syndrome?

    Correct Answer: Apple (c)

    Apples are one of the most common fruits associated with oral allergy syndrome, alongside fruits such as hazelnuts, kiwis, peaches and almonds, though technically any fruit or nut could cause an allergic reaction (Allergy UK, 2021).

    Q7. Skin issues like hives and swelling of lips and around the eyes are common symptoms of intolerance to which food?

    Correct Answer: Nuts (a)

    A tree nut allergy has common symptoms such as hives/rashes and/or swelling of the lips and around the eyes (NHS North West Paediatric Allergy Network, 2024).

    Q8. Which of the following is a symptom of histamine intolerance?

    Correct Answer: All of the above (d)

    Symptoms of histamine intolerance include digestive issues such as bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain; skin reactions such as hives and itching; headaches and nasal congestion (yorktest, 2024).

    Q9. What is a potential symptom of sulphite sensitivity?

    Correct Answer: None of the above (d)

    Sulphites work as a food preservative (by releasing a gas called sulphur dioxide (Freedman, B; 1980), this gas can irritate the airways. The most common reactions to sulphites is coughing, a tight chest and/or wheezing (Allergy UK, 2021).

    Q10. Symptoms of food intolerance can often be relieved by:

    Correct Answer: Avoiding the problematic food (b)

    Avoiding eating or reducing the amount of food/ingredients that you’re intolerant to can help you avoid and reduce the risk of experiencing food intolerance symptoms (NHS, 2022). 

    Always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider prior to stopping consumption of foods from your diet to ensure that it is the suitable course of action for your individual needs.

    When should I get medical advice about food intolerance symptoms?

    Please note that this quiz is not a substitute for a professional medical diagnosis. If you feel that you may have a food intolerance or symptoms of food intolerance you should seek advice from your doctor or trusted healthcare professional as soon as possible.

    Can I get food allergy tests and food intolerance tests online at UK Meds?

    Yes. You can find a wide range of effective food allergy test and food intolerance tests at UK Meds, should you require them including 

    Medically Reviewed by:
    Dr. Alexis Missick MBChB. MRCGP
    GMC reference no: 7151419
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