Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is a Condition where people experience different allergies like symptoms of hives, rashes, dizziness, swelling, trouble breathing.
In this condition Mast Cells become unstable and they release several mast cell mediators leading to different symptoms in various parts of the body.
Mast cells are the body cells that are responsible for triggering an immediate allergic response.
They cause this allergic reaction by releasing chemicals such as histamines and cytokines, which trigger an inflammatory response after the allergens (protein molecules) have been identified as harmful.
Mast cells are normally found in tight junctions between epithelial tissue of the body's mucous membranes and connective tissues. They release chemical signals that regulate our immune system, inflammation, and hemostasis (control of bleeding).
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is a chronic disease that includes the abnormal functioning of mast cells in our body.
Here the Mast Cells become unstable and induce several mast cell mediator release that triggers allergic reaction leading to different symptoms in various parts of the body causing further functional complications resulting in chronic illness.
This can be characterized by an increase in IgE, which may result in fatal consequences if not treated on time.
It is important to note that Mast cell disorder is often associated with widespread inflammation of many vital organs like the heart, lungs, kidneys, and skin. In some cases, this may also lead to sudden and unexpected death due to a severe immune reaction known as Anaphylaxis - Mast Cell Treatment Houston.
In order to know if you have mast cell disorder, it is important to understand what does mast cell reactions feel like.
A mast cell reaction is basically some allergic response occurring without any trigger from actual allergens. The dysfunctioning mast cells trigger the allergic responses abnormally.
The allergic reactions are bound to occur throughout your body. However, the following are the most common allergic reactions that are considered as the prominent symptoms of Mast cell disorder.
- Itching, sweating, and hives on the skin
- Itchy or watery eyes
- breathing trouble, wheezing
- cramping and abdominal pain
- Swelling on the tongue
And other symptoms of mast cell disorder includes-
The mast cell is mostly caused by Interaction between your genetic makeup and an environmental Trigger.
Some of the most common triggers include -
A functional medicine practitioner will start with understanding your symptoms and what might be the potential triggers. Then some blood tests and urine tests will be required.
While the mast cell activation syndrome is not totally curable, it can be treated with medications to control symptoms. This is a typical approach by a conventional medicine doctor, as they do not understand aur look for the underlying root cause of mast cell activation.
And this is where a functional medicine approach is very different because we look for the root cause of the problem.
Dr Gupta's approach to mast cell activation problem is one that involves a comprehensive protocol.
First a comprehensive evaluation is done which includes knowing your life history and then ordering advanced lab testing to identify the root cause of a problem.
Then a specific plan is made tailored to your condition. a personalized diet plan is made to control muscle activation, along with that other Lifestyle factors are also addressed like optimising sleep, stress management. At the same time specific supplements are started in a stepwise manner to help improve your mast cell activation syndrome.
During this time we also start working on reversing the root cause of your problem, so that in the future you don't have to deal with Mast cell activation again. - Mast Cell Medicine Treatment Houston
Being a chronic disorder, it is highly important to diagnose the mast cell activation problem at the earliest. Early medical intervention can help to avoid the symptoms and keep you healthy.
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