Are you wondering if your histamine intolerance or allergic reactions are actually an issue with your mast cells? Or maybe you’ve experienced chronic symptoms that seem like allergies for as long as you can remember?
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Living with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) usually results in widespread symptoms that are seemingly unrelated. Unfortunately, most people go many years or even their whole life without a diagnosis.
If you’ve been searching for solutions to your mysterious health symptoms, they could be caused by Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is an immunological condition where mast cells inappropriately secrete mast cell mediators. Mediators include but are not limited to histamine, which can cause widespread and chronic inflammation.
20 Triggers of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome In an effort to help you notice common triggers, below are 10 non-food and 10 food triggers that commonly provoke mediator release in those with MCAS. 10 Non-Food Triggers of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome If you’re struggling or suspect you have MCAS, it’s in your best interest to…
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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…
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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…
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