Are Mast Cell Activation Disorders (MCAD) being missed and heavily under-diagnosed in a large portion of patients with chronic illness? Could these easily misunderstood conditions be the cause of the rapid fluctuations in your health? Do you start out having a great day, only to have your energy levels plummet within hours or moments of … Continue reading Are Most Spoonies Suffering from MCAD?
This is one of those posts where I try to reconcile what happened at my last doctor’s appointment, which means it is stream of consciousness and I am pretty angry. It was my appointment with an allergist and mast cell/eosinophilic specialist here in Cincinnati. It was my initial consultation with this doctor and while I … Continue reading MCAS & Doctors Disbelieving Patients
Side leg lifts work the hips, glutes and thighs. They are appropriate for any level. If you have a collagen disorder like EDS or MCAD, be careful not to hyper-extend yourself when doing these exercises and stay in normal range of motion, while keeping your leg and foot in line with your body. I also … Continue reading Side Leg Lifts and IT Band Stretches
Attending a concert is no small feat for any spoonie, but when MCAS causes you to react to almost everything in the environment, what can you do to protect yourself? Find out in this post on attending large events and concerts with a mast cell disorder.
Leg lifts are another core exercise great for the upper and lower abdominals, but traditional leg lifts usually offer way too much resistance if you have degenerative disc disease, particularly in the lumbar region. These modified leg lifts are safe for almost anyone with spinal deterioration or connective tissue disorders if you follow the instructions … Continue reading Leg Lifts for Lumbar Issues