What Is a Chinese Restaurant Syndrome?

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asked Mar 21, 2010 by anonymous

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Chinese Restaurant Syndrome happens when a person consumes too much of MSG, Chinese food often contain MSG that is why this condition is called that way.

When people consume too much MGS, this food enhancer goes into their bloodstream and increases the feeling of CRS. Life threatening symptoms are very rare.

Here are the Symptoms of CRS:

- feeling a burning sensation on the neck, back, shoulders, chest, abdomen, thighs and their forearms
- tight, pressured and numb feeling in the face
- nausea
- vomiting
- chest pain
- headache
- palpitation
- wheezing
- sweating
- flushing feeling
answered Mar 21, 2010 by anonymous

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