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Can exercise exacerbate a food allergy?

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As we all know, heavy breathing often comes with vigorous exercise, but having trouble breathing should not, nor should becoming dizzy, breaking out in hives, or going into shock. But for some individuals with food allergies, eating something and exerting the body afterward triggers an immune system response. Fortunately, avoiding exercise-induced food allergies could not be simpler: Eat several hours prior to exercising and, obviously, don't exercise right after eating.

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