Causes and Triggers of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

So what causes mast cell activation syndrome? As of current, scientific researchers have not found any causes of this immune disorder. But a strong theory suggests that the main contribution factor lies in the genetic makeup of a person. A 2013 correlation studies have shown that of the individuals who suffer from mast cell related disorders, over 70% of them have close relatives that also suffer from some form of mast cell disorders.

Given that some people are more prone to MCAS, why do some people suffering from the symptoms whereas others do not? What triggers the onset of the disorder? The most common triggers are:

  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Parasite infestation
  • High level of unhealthy gut bacteria
  • Too much yeast in the gut

In a sense, it boils down to digestive imbalance as the ultimate trigger for autoimmune problems.