There is growing recognition now that our “sensitivity” to chemicals, foodstuffs, altered temperature etc can be caused by underlying problems with our immune and/or neurological systems.

MCAS is short for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and is a condition whereby abnormal mast cells can release a selection from over 1000 chemicals into the body. Symptoms vary from person to person but include skin rashes, dry eyes, altered heart rate, anaphylaxis, gut upsets, altered bowel habits….etc

PoTS is short for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and is a condition whereby the heart rate increases abnormally on sitting or standing. Typical symptoms include dizziness and fainting.

EDS is short for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and is a collection of conditions which can affect your connective tissue primarily your skin, joints and blood vessels. The most common type is associated with being very flexible and is called either hypermobile EDS or a Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder.

The overlap between MCAS, PoTS and hEDS is known and the research is growing.

In my clinic, most patients describe symptoms associated with one or more of these conditions which is the reason behind my advanced training with the Ehlers Danlos Society.

Janet therefore assesses the whole spectrum of symptoms and is committed to diagnosing accurately ensuring that your head pain and symptoms will not be incorrectly diagnosed.