How to deal with this intolerance
Dietary instructions for cooks (German only):
Foodcard_HIT.pdf (31 KB, Version 26.11.2010)
Dietary instructions as a positive list:
|SIGHI positive list for gastronomy use|
|Foodcards with a short tutorial for cooks and a list of some common tolerated food ingredients.|
(100 KB, version 2017-10-28)
Smoke is a histamine liberator. Stop smoking and prefer non smoking areas [Wilhelm 2007]. ...
Stress is a histamine liberator. ...
Insomnia may be caused by histamine- and mediator-release. This simple steps can help you sleeping much better:
- Strict histamine elimination diet (no histamine liberators at all, no alcohol)
- No medicaments or food supplements with incompatible ingredients
- Medication as described in our medication guide (as prescribed by the doctor)
- Drink up to 500 mg pure ascorbic acid powder dissolved in water or herbal tea/syrup from bee balm or lemon balm (NOT lemon juice)
- Valerian helps to fall asleep, but because of its diuretic effect you will have to get up a few moments later to empty your bladder several times.
- No jogging or other physical exertion in the evening
- Listen to your inner clock: Bedtime every day at exactly the same time, as soon as you feel it's time to go to bed
- Sleep in an absolutely dark room
- Use earplugs
- No stress. No pressure. If you can (most people can't): Avoid appointments in the morning. Don't set your alarm clock. Get up when you naturally wake up and feel well-rested.
- If you can't sleep at night: Get up and do something useful or nice for a while. Then go to bed again.
Medical examinations and treatments
Contrast radiography, X-ray investigations with contrast medium
All contrast media are very strong histamine liberators. ...
Surgery, at the dentist
Risk of sudden release of mast cell mediators. Premedication is a must for those with episodes of idiopathic anaphylaxis in the past and for those with mastocytosis or MCAS. The details are described in our medication guide (currently in German only).
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|Gestreau||Gestreau C, Bévengut M, Dutschmann M. The dual role of the orexin/hypocretin system in modulating wakefulness and respiratory drive. CRN2M, CNRS, Department of Neurovegetative Physiology, University of Aix-Marseille (II-III), Marseille, France. Abgerufen am 27. September 2008. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed|
|Wilhelm 2007||Dr. med. Wilhelm, Thomas: "Tabakrauch ist bedeutende Histaminquelle", Deutsches Ärzteblatt 2007; 104(24). Leserbrief zum Beitrag "Die verschiedenen Gesichter der Histaminintoleranz – Konsequenzen für die Praxis" von Maintz, Bieber und Novak in Heft 51–52/2006. http://www.aerzteblatt.de/v4/archiv/artikel.asp?id=56048|