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EDS, MCAS, And POTS: Unveiling The Hidden Connections

In medical education, emphasis is placed on the ability to think about the most likely causes of illnesses, referred to as "horses," rather than rare cases, or "zebras." This helps to diagnose common problems more quickly, but often leads to the overlooking of rare conditions. Therefore, the symbol of rare diseases, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, is a zebra — to remind doctors of the importance of considering unusual cases. Now, let's talk about this and other "zebras." MCAS, EDS, and P...
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Living With MCAS: Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Modern Therapies

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) is a chronic condition in which mast cells in the body become excessively activated. This leads to the release of numerous chemical substances that can cause diverse symptoms affecting various systems of the body. What are Mast Cells? Understanding the role of mast cells in the body helps explain the variety of MCAS symptoms and the need for a comprehensive approach to treating this condition. Mast cells, or mastocytes, are specialized white blo...
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Discover the phenomenon of joint hypermobility and its associated risks

Hypermobility is a condition where joints have greater flexibility than usual. People with hypermobility can bend and extend their joints beyond normal ranges of motion. So far, this doesn’t sound too bad, right? Moreover, we usually envy people with hypermobility; after all, they can easily do splits, whereas an average person might need weeks, if not months, of training. Indeed, this condition can be harmless and even advantageous in certain sports and activities, such as gymnastics and d...
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What is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)?

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is often a puzzling condition, the causes of which can be extremely difficult to pinpoint, and it can significantly incapacitate individuals. So, what is POTS? During a POTS crisis, a person may feel as though their heart starts beating harder and faster than usual when they suddenly change positions. They may experience dizziness or even loss of balance as if their legs are not obeying them. Often, there's a sense of weakness or fatigu...
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Cracking The PCOS Code: Revealing Causes, Symptoms, And Environmental Impact

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. While PCOS can present differently, its impact on health and quality of life can be significant. It's important to recognize the signs and consequences of this condition to receive timely diagnosis and treatment. What symptoms indicate PCOS? PCOS is characterized by several main symptoms, including Irregular menstrual cycles or absence of menstruation.Elevated levels of ma...
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Thyroid Dysfunction and Diagnostic Challenges

There are cases where patients experiencing symptoms potentially related to thyroid dysfunction undergo standard testing for TSH hormone levels, and the results fall within the normal range. This often concludes the examination. It is possible that, for this reason, many individuals in the Canadian province of BC remain undiagnosed for many years. They exhibit symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, yet specialists assure them that everything is fine, relying on the fact that thyroid-stimulatin...
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What is the Most Effective Approach to Treating Chronic Lyme Disease?

You can find an article with information about Lyme disease at this link: "Chronic Lyme can look like a lot of illnesses." Once I first heard this phrase from Dr. Klinghardt: Lyme doesn't create specific problems on its own, Lyme simply opens the doors to all other issues. These can include toxins, various infections, allergic reactions, and other problems. Now, I often repeat this phrase myself. This article is dedicated to describing the approach to treating chronic Lyme disease. Ho...
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Glutathione: Your Ultimate Body’s Defense Against Infections and Toxins

Glutathione is an important antioxidant that performs several vital functions in the body. It protects cells from oxidative stress, helps detoxify harmful substances, and supports the immune system. Maintaining a normal level of glutathione is crucial for overall health and organ function. In some cases, additional support for glutathione may be necessary through diet or specialized supplements. In certain situations, introducing additional glutathione into the body can help address many...
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Common reasons for infertility and how to solve them (part 2)

How to resolve infertility naturally? It is a natural occurrence that when you are not in optimal health, it becomes challenging to conceive a child. This cannot even be considered infertility; it is your body's way of indicating that it may not be the best time for procreation. Here, I will list some solutions that can help address this issue without resorting to expensive procedures of artificial fertilization. Nutrients needed for conception and pregnancy Many nutrients are...
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Common reasons for infertility and how to solve them (part 1)

Infertility is a prevalent issue worldwide, and 1 in 6 individuals globally experience infertility, according to the World Health Organization. However, I want to discuss not only infertility but also the importance of checking the health of prospective parents in advance, even before addressing infertility. Even if there is no infertility issue, if we want to reduce the number of special needs children, the first thing to do is to screen prospective mothers and help them address health iss...
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