A lot of people believe that genetics plays a significant role in causing mast cell activation syndrome. There was a study conducted in 2013 that showed that over 70% of people with mast cell problems had got a blood relative with the same condition.
Some people develop MCAS who have no family history of the conditions. In those cases, typical triggers of mast cell activation syndrome include digestive problems, stress, poor diet, leaky gut, and problems with gut bacteria, yeast, and parasites. All those possible MCAS triggers result in severe immune system dysfunction. I believe this list of triggers not only contributes to MCAS but also to many different diseases. A comprehensive stool analysis will tell you whether you have problems with the microorganisms in your gut that may be contributing to MCAS.
I have yet to meet a patient with an autoimmune disease who has excellent digestive health. Every single one of my clients with an autoimmune condition has had gut dysfunction in need of correction.
I’ve mentioned before that some old medical textbooks recommended looking for the hidden microorganism in all cases of apparent autoimmune disease. They’ll often be some undetected bacteria in the body. The “hidden” bacteria can activate the immune system and create a lot of problems for people, and yet nobody looks for that cause.
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Other triggers for MCAS include medications. It’s incredible to me how many people stay on drugs for years and expect that they won’t develop any side effects. The side effects invariably occur.
Many different foods can trigger mast cell activation syndrome. If you have symptoms of MCAS, I suggest avoiding that list of foods.
Your surroundings can also trigger MCAS. You need to be careful about the amount of heat exposure. Are you surrounded by pollution? Is the air full of mold or toxins? Some people believe that more and more people are developing MCAS due to pollution and toxin exposure, as well as daily stress.
I don’t think MCAS develops in response to a single factor. I think it takes a combination of two or three factors along with poor gut function to precipitate MCAS.