WHAT CAUSES POTS, MCAS AND EDS TO HAPPEN TOGETHER AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
The incidence of complex chronic illness is increasing. This is due to a variety of factors, including food quality, stress and lack of social support, and growing environmental toxins introduced into the environment.
As more and more people succumb, we can see certain patterns emerge in terms of how chronic stress on the system can effect people.
One common triad of symptoms includes:
- Dysautonomias - like getting a racing heart and dizziness when you stand
- Hypermobile joints and connective tissue problems like those associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
- Food and environmental hypersensitivites including hives, swelling and anaphylaxis when exposed to a variety of environmental stressors - these symptoms are often labeled as Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
So what’s going on and why do we commonly see these three sets of symptoms happening together?
All of these symptoms arise as part of a chronic stress response designed to keep us safe from attack. In this video, we’ll go through what these three syndromes are and how we can understand what’s happening by looking at the Cell Danger Response and the nervous system, particularly the role of the vagus nerve in helping to promote inflammation for healing (by down regulating) and how it connects all of our cells back up to our heart and brain.
We’ll also look at how we can use the Four Stage Process to systematically address triggers of this response and repair our systems from the ground up.