Kate Young, Author at Allergy Test Ireland

Kate Young, BSc

Lab Manager

Education Leicester University

Credentials BSc

Personal History

Kate Young joined Allergy Testing in 2020 after working in private laboratories in Japan for 15 years as a Clinical Bio Scientist and embryologist. As Lab Manager, Kate works on IVDR and GLP accreditation.

Posts by Kate Young:

Ankylosing Spondylitis and Food Intolerances

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic condition where the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. It usually causes back pain that lessens with exercise and worsens or isn’t improved by rest. Symptoms tend to develop gradually over months or years. In some cases, the condition gets better with time, […]

Young woman with rash on her neck

Eczema And Seasonal Allergies

When winter is over, many people struggle with pollen allergies every year. Seasonal allergies cause a response like itchy, watery eyes and sneezing and can also include eczema as a symptom. Allergies defined as “seasonal allergies” are named so because once the season is over, those suffering from specific pollen allergies are relieved since this […]

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Seasonal Allergy Testing

Seasonal allergies, which are also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever, occur in a particular season. Seasonal allergies happen during certain months of the year, usually when grass, trees, and weeds release pollen (tiny particles) into the air for the purpose of fertilization. Seasonal allergy symptoms appear when your immune system overreacts to pollen. […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Food Intolerances

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? IBS is a common chronic condition that affects the large intestine. Symptoms include abdominal bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and constipation. The exact cause isn’t known, and there’s no known cure, but there are ways to help mitigate the symptoms. Many patients have found altering their diet to be effective […]

Crohn’s Disease and Food Intolerances

What is Crohn’s Disease? Crohn’s disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. This inflammation can cause redness, swelling and pain. Crohn’s is one of the two major forms of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). The other condition is Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn’s is often described as a chronic condition, although sufferers may experience […]

Do you have a banana allergy or an intolerance?

Banana Intolerance. What are the symptoms of a banana intolerance? Around Ireland, bananas are one of the most popular foods. There are around 5 billion bananas eaten every year, which is probably why some of us develop a banana intolerance. Are bananas good for you? From a young age, people are always taught that eating […]

Why do I have a Bloated Stomach?

Why do you have a Bloated Stomach? Could it be because of your foods? Having a bloated stomach can be painful, distressing and just plain annoying. It is a symptom that can appear at any point and any time and could be the result of a food intolerance. A bloated stomach is also known as […]

Major Depressive Disorder and Food Intolerances

There has been more and more research lately into a possible connection between the gut and major depression. This is a hopeful new line of research into the development and prevention of major depression. What is Major Depressive Disorder? Major depressive disorder is characterised by experiencing at least 5 of 8 pre-defined depressive symptoms for […]