MCAS

MCAS

Treating Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) is a group of disorders with different causes, presenting with episodic (sporadic) multi-system symptoms. MCAS is usually the result of mast cell mediator release, which often isn’t caught by routine lab tests. The content on our website is technical in nature. That is because … Read more

Diagnosing MCAS – Ask Your Doctor for Lab Work

Ask Your Doctor for Lab Work MCAS can be difficult to diagnose because lab test results may fluctuate as symptoms wax and wane. Many tests may need to be repeated during times of symptom flare-ups. Poor handling of specimens by the laboratory is also a real issue affecting results. Lab testing may thus result in … Read more

Treatments for Lowering Histamine and Reducing MCAS Symptoms

Treatments for Lowering Histamine and Reducing MCAS Symptoms Now, you might be thinking, “Why can’t I just take an antihistamine?” Antihistamines don’t actually reduce histamine release. They only block histamine receptors, preventing you from feeling the symptoms. You may need a round-the-clock blockade of the H1 and H2 receptors, every 12 hours. If you want … Read more

Podcast: Demystifying Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Demystifying Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Nathalie Niddam

Could you imagine a condition that affects virtually every organ, eludes the standard diagnostic criteria, and causes multi-system inflammation? Meet the perplexing world of mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS). MCAS is an elusive condition that affects many, yet remains largely misunderstood. MCAS is a syndrome that triggers multi-system inflammation, and due to its diverse range of symptoms, it often eludes typical diagnostic processes.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Part I

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Part I

Many people suffer from what is termed dysautonomia. This is an umbrella term used to describe any disease or malfunctioning of the autonomic nervous system. Our nervous systems are comprised of different parts: The autonomic nervous system is the part of the system that’s responsible for master regulation of organ function and thus the control … Read more