MAST CELLS AND AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION

Mast cells are implicated in a wide array of disorders. At one extreme is mastocytosis with a true proliferation of mast cells. At the other end, and often all in between, are the mast cell activation disorders where there is episodic activation and degranulation of mast cells and release of their contents, mainly histamine, causing […]

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BEATING BRAIN FOG

“Brain fog” is a phrase commonly used by patients when they are trying to describe a lack of mental clarity, a mild confusion, a loss of focus and attention, poor concentration, or even just a generalized sense of not feeling well. As a neurologist, it is of course my obligation to ensure nothing serious is […]

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Focus On Epigenetics

We inherit our genes and there is not much we can do to change our genotype or our genetic constitution. But the ever-expanding field of epigenetics suggests there may be something we can do to alter the expression of those genes and therefore our phenotype or how our bodies express our genotype. Epigenetics studies the […]

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