Navigation Links
Columbus Allergist Dr. Summit Shah Discusses Recent Findings on Food Allergies and Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

In December, Dr. Summit Shah, allergist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was asked to present his findings on food allergies and Exercise at the XXII World Allergy Congress. In his presentation, the Ohio allergist cautioned individuals to be mindful of reactions with food allergies and exercise.

Being asked to speak at the Congress was a tremendous honor for Dr. Shah and his research team. “We are pleased that the World Allergy Organization appreciated the importance of our findings enough to invite us to speak,” stated Dr. Shah. “Like us, they believe that allergy patients and clinicians need to be aware of the various forms of food allergies."

Dr. Shah, allergist at Dublin Methodist Hospital, discussed two patients who experienced anaphylactic reactions after eating foods they were not previously allergic to, and exercising shortly after the food was ingested. The first, a 23-year-old Asian male, had a reaction to cashews after exercising, despite having eaten them previously without any problems. The second, a 42-year-old male, had a similar reaction to shrimp. In both cases, the patients exercised less than 60 minutes after eating.

“What was interesting about these findings,” stated Dr. Shah, “was that the skin prick tests were inconclusive. In the first patient, he tested positive for a reaction to cashews, but the second patient tested negative. Based on this, we believe that anaphylactic reactions after food ingestion followed by exercise can be more common than with food ingestion alone.”

The study also suggests that patients can have an anaphylactic episode to a food that they are not actually allergic to if they exercise after eating it. “We believe that allergen absorption increases in a post-exercise state,” stated Dr. Shah. “For this reason, we recommend that people who have food dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis only exercise on an empty stomach, waiting at least 60 minutes after eating to exercise. This time frame appears to limit the chances of a reaction.”

What is frightening about this particular situation is that the anaphylaxis may be unknown to the patient, because it does not present as a food allergy unless the food and exercise are mixed. Because the reactions are life threatening for many patients, Dr. Shah reminds clinicians that they should be aware of the possibility, and should consider this combination when taking patient histories.

Dr. Shah is passionate about educating people on food allergies. “Unlike other allergies, food allergies are usually life threatening,” he said. “My goal as an allergist is to teach people how to manage their allergies and find ways to avoid allergens altogether.”

About Dr. Summit Shah

Dr. Summit Shah is the lead allergist at Premier Allergy. As the winner of the prestigious “America’s Top Allergist” award and Medical Advisor to the “My” Food Allergy Support Group, he is committed to helping patients find relief from all types of allergies, including food allergies and environmental allergies. For more information about his practice and food allergies, visit

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Groundbreaking Nigeria summit results in major commitment to reduce child deaths
2. Basketball Legend Pat Summitt Leaving as Tennessee Womens Coach
3. International breast health global summit will focus on supportive care and quality of life
4. NIHs PEERx for teens to be showcased at Rx Drug Abuse Summit
5. Dr. Carol Francis Radio Talk Show Discusses Sexual Abuse as Related to "Coach" Jerry Sandusky; Interview With Abuse Survivor Teresa Joyce, Author of "There's A Fine Line"
6. San Francisco’s Advanced Male Medical Center Announces Discount, Discusses Erectile Dysfunction
7. Greater numbers of highly educated women are having children, bucking recent history
8. Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Yields Sobering Findings
9. Mayo Clinic urologists present findings at American Urological Association Annual Meeting
10. Researchers present new findings for novel pancreatic cancer vaccine
11. Kessler Foundation scientists present cognitive research findings at MS dual symposium
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2015 , ... Beginning November 30th at 6:00 a.m. EST ... the most savings. , With possible savings of up to 20% off orders $80 or ... homepage of the website every few hours. , As a competitive e-commerce website for skin ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... There is only one major question facing ... last year? , This question has not been an easy question to answer. Especially ... age and the younger workforce don’t share the same discipline around working long hours. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an ... by the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia suggested that laws ... head injuries. The article explains that part of the reason for the controversial conclusion ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... the health care in America. As people age, more care is needed, especially ... are rising, and medical professionals are being overworked. The forgotten part of this ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, from ... dispense prescription medications at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , ... prescription medications. In doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , 26 november 2015 AAIPharma ... de geplande investering aan van ten minste ... laboratoria en het mondiale hoofdkantoor in ... zal resulteren in extra kantoorruimte en extra ... de groeiende behoeften van de farmaceutische en ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... nieuwe aanpak combineert immunotherapie met Bremachlorin-photodynamische therapie ... ) --> ... (Photo: ) ... Medisch Centrum (LUMC) blijkt ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ) has ... Market Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders and ... report to their offering. Boston ... scientific and others. --> The ... Boston scientific and others. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: