MCAS, Mental Health

How psychological stress affects mast cells

If you have mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), then you probably already know—all too well—how psychological stress affects mast cells. But if you want proof, details, and a ton of other fantastic information from one of the world’s top mast cell researchers, check out this new article by Dr. Theo Theoharides: Impact of psychological stress on mast cells.

The article also has great lists reviewing mast cell triggers, symptoms and drugs or supplements that may help.

One thing that jumped out at me was the inclusion of the herb valerian. I’ve given valerian to my dog to help him relax on long plane rides, but that’s my only familiarity with it. Now it’s going on my list of new things to investigate.

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