Is mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) the reason for your illness – OR – do you have a condition that mimics MCAS? This is a critical distinction because the underlying causes are likely different and treating it as a mast cell activation disorder in error can result in continual illness. Many of us know these signs and symptoms all too well – … [Read more...] about Is it MCAS or a condition that mimics MCAS?
Read about the genetic defect – and treatment! Researchers find a genetic link between EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), and MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome)! The gene to blame? TPSAB1. Defects in this gene cause an increase in tryptase – and this defect is often seen with irritable bowel syndrome, connective … [Read more...] about The cause of POTS – Found?!
We discussed signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency, and how common that is in many patients with “invisible illnesses” such as POTS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, and fibromyalgia. But how do you know what form of magnesium to buy? There are options, and your choice of magnesium can be used to your advantage. For example, if you take Diamox or Topamax for … [Read more...] about What Form of Magnesium is Best?
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I am often asked, “What is one supplement you would recommend for POTS patients, if forced to choose?” Understanding that we are all different, this can be a tough question. Considering commonalities in symptoms for many of us, and giving special attention to the safest things first, I would have to pick magnesium. Years ago, I learned that most patients with … [Read more...] about Magnesium and POTS