There are sentences which were extracted from the text. Find the correct sentence to make a meaningful paragraph. Write A, B, C ,….. in the gap. There is an extra sentence.

A Experts predict that number will rise

B Food allergy patterns in adults differ somewhat from those in children


D In some cases, a reaction can constrict airways in the lungs

E that is food intolerance

F Allergies to peanut, tree nuts, fish and shrimp usually are not outgrown

G Later, as the allergens enter the bloodstream and travel through the body


Food Allergies

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Imagine what it would be like if eating a peanut butter sandwich or shrimp left you vomiting or gasping for breath. How about drinking a tall glass of milk and becoming overcome with itchy hives on your body? For some people with food allergies, this is a reality. A food allergy is an abnormal response to food triggered by the immune system. It is not the bloating or gas that some people get from certain foods; . Currently, about 1.5 percent of adults and up to 6 percent of children younger than 3 years in the United Sates (about 14 million people) have a true food allergy. .Those more likely to develop food allergies come from families in which allergies such as hay fever, asthma, or eczema are common.

It is critical for people who have food allergies to identify them and to avoid foods that cause allergic reactions. Some foods can cause severe illness. .It can severely lower blood pressure and cause suffocation by the swelling of the tongue or throat.An estimated 150 Americans die each year from severe allergic reactions to food.

The timing and location of an allergic reaction to food is affected by digestion. An allergic person may first experience a severe itching of the tongue, or “tingling lips.” Vomiting, cramps or diarrhea may follow. , there may be a drop in blood pressure, hives, or eczema.The onset of these symptoms may vary from a few minutes to an hour or two after the food is eaten.

. The most common foods to cause allergies in adults are shrimp, lobster, crab, and other shellfish; peanuts; walnuts and other tree nuts; fish; and eggs. In children, eggs, milk, peanuts, soy and wheat are the main culprits. Children typically outgrow their allergies to milk, egg, soy and wheat. .Adults usually do not lose their allergies. The best way to treat food allergies is to avoid the foods that trigger reactions.Those with severe food allergies are advised to wear medical alert bracelets or necklaces.


Word Meaning Example

gasp (verb)

tobreathein suddenly in a way that can be heard, especially because you aresurprisedor inpain

The audience gasped at the splendor of the costumes.


if part of your body is itchy, it feels slightlyunpleasantand you want torubit with yournails

My eyes sometimes get red and itchy in the summer.

trigger (verb)

o make something happen very quickly, especially aseriesof events

Certain forms of mental illness can be triggered by food allergies.

bloated (adjective)

full ofliquid,gas, food etc, so that you look or feel much larger thannormal

I feel really bloated after that meal.

intolerance (noun)

aninabilityto take particularmedicinesor eat particular foods withoutsufferingbad effects

glucose/lactose intolerance

constrict (verb)

to make somethingnarrowerortighter, or to become narrower or tighter

Caffeine constricts the blood vessels in your body.


to die or make someone die bypreventingthem frombreathing

he animal seizes its prey by the throat and suffocates it to death


an area of your body that has become larger thannormal, because ofillnessorinjury

a painless swelling in his neck.

the onset of something

the beginning of something, especially something bad

the onset of winter.


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