One of the major symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is something called heat intolerance. Many POTS patients can’t regulate their body’s core temperature, causing periods of excessive heat to induce fainting, nausea, and extreme dehydration. As the summer begins, make sure to read over these few tips on how to protect yourself from heat.
You’ve been told by your doctor, that it’s not a heart attack, so why are you in so much pain? Chest x-ray shows your lung didn’t collapse. So what else can make your chest feel like someone whacked it with a baseball bat?
Abdominal pain, intestinal cramping, burning pain, cough, conjunctivitis, difficulty focusing, headache, hives—and the list goes on. For patients with MCAD, life is a continuous pinball machine of symptoms blasting from one organ system to the next.
Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) is a complex condition that can cause disruption everywhere from the gastrointestinal tract and skin to the cardiovascular respiratory and neurological system.