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On the Tenth Day of Christmas…

On the Tenth Day of Christmas my true love sent to me…..Ten Lords a Leaping!

What a lovely gift! Of course to have the energy to exercise (or leap) the Ten Lords must eat first.

If one of the Lords happens to have a rare disorder called Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis (FDEIA), eating then leaping may lead to a serious life-threatening situation. This is anaphylaxis that develops only if physical activity follows within a few hours after eating food, and neither food intake nor physical activity by itself creates anaphylaxis. The foods most commonly associated in food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis are wheat, shellfish, tomato, peanut, and corn.However, this anaphylaxis has also been noted with fruits, seeds, milk, soy, lettuce, peas, beans, rice, and various meats.

Identifying the food ingestion-exercise relationship is the key to diagnosis of FDEIA.  If you see a “Leaping Lord” with an Epi-Pen, then he has probably seen an allergist.

This educational information does not take the place of your physician’s advice.

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