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#MastCell Dr Anne Maitland at the #EDS Global Learning Conference @asktheallergist
- our environment has changed dramatically
- chronic illness has increased dramatically in the past 60 years
- can create an allergy in mice by exposing to a toxin then the allergen
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- Now seeing the same chronic illnesses we see in humans in dogs
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- Dysregulation in mast cells and nerves: common in CTDs
- Greater risk of having classic allergies
- Can't really diagnose all this with a blood test today, too many tissues and systems in play
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I have a ton of brain fog today, so bear with me, but I saw a lot of convos happening about #MCAS last night and I wanted to chime in with some info I've learned in the last decade since my #mastocytosis diagnosis.
For those unfamiliar, everyone's bodies have #MastCells. They're part of your immune system and they're responsible for a few things, but primarily they store ~200+ chemicals (called mediators) and release them when fighting off infections, allergens, etc.
These mediators do lots of different things, and some of them are responsible for telling other cells in your body what to do. When Mast cells release mediators it can set off big chain reactions that can impact most, if not all, the systems in your body.
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