Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is a condition where someone has symptoms very similar to allergies-- hives, dizziness, trouble breathing, etc.
When mast cells become unstable, they produce different substances that lead to different symptoms in different parts of your body.
Mast cells play a critical role in our immune system and are the cells that trigger an allergic reaction. This reaction is typically caused by histamines, cytokines, or other chemicals after being triggered by allergens.
Mast cells are typically found in closed junctions between body's mucosal membranes and connective tissues. They release chemical signals that regulate our immune system, general inflammation and control of bleeding.
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is a chronic disease marked by the abnormal functioning of mast cells in our body.
Mast cells that become unstable can release several mast cell mediators that induce an allergy, leading to a multitude of symptoms in various parts of the body and further complicating matters. This leads to chronic illness.
This increase in IgE might lead to critical health consequences if not treated on time.
Mast Cell Disorders have been linked with a lot of disorders, including inflammation of many organs, such as the heart, lungs and kidneys. This may also lead to a sudden death caused by a severe immune response.
To determine if you have mastocytosis, it's important to know how these symptoms may feel
A mast cell response is when the body responds to allergens in places where there aren't any. This can be an allergic reaction without a true source
Allergic reactions are common in Mast Cell Disorders, and they may happen anywhere in the body. Common symptoms include:
- This often comes as a result of an allergic reaction.
- 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 the genetic makeup interacting with an environmental trigger. There are many possible triggers that lead to Mast Cell Familial Syndrome, one of them being genetics
Some of the most common triggers include -
A functional medicine practitioner will talk to you about your symptoms and use this information to understand what might be the potential triggers. They'll also order some blood & urine tests.
While the mastocytosis is not fully curable, it can be controlled with medications. This is a typical approach by a conventional doctor as they do not look for the underlying root cause of the illness.
Testing the root cause is the best way to know what you're dealing with and why it occurs. Functional medicine allows for just that and works on a more holistic level.
Dr. Gupta's approach to the mast cell activation problem is one that takes a comprehensive approach.
A complete consultation and evaluation will be done to understand your history and decide which treatment is best for you.
Through a detailed consultation, we can form a plan that is unique to your needs. This plan may include specific diet instructions for muscle activation; other lifestyle factors like sleep, stress management & more can also be addressed. You should be following a stepwise approach to better manage your mast cell activation syndrome. Take small steps like taking specific supplements first before you move onto other ones if necessary.
We will also address the 'root cause' of your condition and work to ensure that this isn't an issue in the future.
Mast cell activation disorder is a chronic condition, meaning early intervention is important. Early medical care can help you manage symptoms and lead a healthy lifestyle.
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