Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) happens with repeated symptoms of anaphylaxis – allergic symptoms such as hives, swelling, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing and severe diarrhea.

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Can MCAS Really Be Triggered by Toxic Mold?

What do migraines, skin rashes, and digestive issues all have in common? They can all be triggered by a complex condition known as mast cell activation syndrome – a tricky imbalance that causes some of your immune cells to begin malfunctioning.  Getting to the root cause of this perplexing condition and its troubling symptoms can…

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: 9 Powerful Treatments – and a Surprising Newcomer

If you’ve ever spent time reading about allergies, you might have come across people talking about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). People with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome often struggle just to obtain a diagnosis – due to the complexity of the disease and the lack of awareness within the mainstream medical community, patients can go months, if not several years, without relief for their illness.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

The Surprising Link Between Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Now imagine this happening in your own body. Your connective tissue – the “glue” that helps hold everything in place – is poorly constructed and isn’t strong enough, meaning that your skin and joints can stretch and hyperextend beyond normal human limits. The thought of being super flexible might sound cool, until you realize that it’s not just the limbs that get all jumbled up, your nerves do, too.This is a reality for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.