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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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Diseases like #mcas and #mastocytosis aren't exactly invisible illnesses. Swelling, hives, rashes and big, dark circles under our eyes are pretty visible signs, not to mention the bruises we get from bumping into stuff! 🙄#chronicillness #spoonies #mastcell
Flushing..dermatographism..yep, pretty visible. ☹️
If you watch Summer Caroll's interview you can see her flushing kick in the longer she talks…
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