Mold Toxicity Treatment Houston

Mold Toxicity

Mold toxicity has become a very common reason for several chronic diseases.

When you are exposed to mycotoxins, a toxin released by a certain type of mold, your body may react adversely causing various disorders in your body.

What is mold toxicity?

Mold toxicity is a disorder caused by exposure to mycotoxins in mold. These are mostly bio-toxins that trigger allergic symptoms and other illnesses in animals and people.

Prolonged exposure to mold toxins may lead to toxicity that affects organ systems, while some can cause immediate symptoms.



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What are the symptoms of mold toxicity?

In order to treat your mold toxicity, it is very important to diagnose Mold Toxicity Treatment Houston as early as possible. But, how do you know if you have mold toxicity? Here are a few symptoms that indicate if you have mold toxicity problems.

Mold toxins lead to inflammation in your body which ultimately causes various health disorders including thyroid and others.

Mold toxins overwhelm your detox system and lead to very slow inflammation. And ultimately one day your body gives up and leads to different diseases.

Now conventional medicine recognizes that mold can cause medical issues, but new research is very clear that mold toxins lead to various diseases.

Symptoms of mold toxicity vary depending on the type of toxin you are exposed to.

The most common symptoms include -

  • Loss of sleep
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Kidney problems
  • Skin disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases

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How do you get mold toxicity?

First off: mold exposure happens through the environment around us, especially the buildings.

These can be your present house, or old house, or your workplace, or a hotel you stayed in.

Research has shown that buildings that had even one incidence of any kind of brain damage have mold spores in them.

The major risk factors for susceptibility to mold sensitivity include -

  • Multiple chemical hypersensitivities or allergies
  • Immune disorders such as lupus or immune deficiency diseases
  • Childhood asthma
  • Lack of exposure to outdoor air and sunlight (since molds grow in damp and dark places).

How to diagnose mold toxicity?

A Functional Medicine Doctor will diagnose your mold toxicity problems with tests for various mold species.

Not all mold species are toxic to your system, so it is important to check for the right mold toxins in your body.

 Some of the common species of mold which are pathologic are —

  1. Aspergillus
  2. Penicillium
  3. Stachybotrys
  4. Fusarium,
  5. Myrothecium, and
  6. Monascus
  7. Histoplasma
  8. Cryptococcus

Yes, there is a great test by the Great plains lab which you can do to check for mold toxins in your system. You can use this link to order the test.

The other thing we need to test is your environment. Because exposure to mold generally happens from your environment so it’s important to check your house for it.

There are several tests available but one that has given the best results is this HERTSMI test. It checks for various mold spores and then calculates a score to give you an idea of how toxic is your environment.



How do you treat mold toxicity?

One most common question asked is that 'Is mold toxicity reversible?'. Mold toxicity can be reversed to a great extent, but if serious damage has been done in the body it is almost impossible.

Treating mold toxicity requires a 3-pronged approach:

1) Removing mold from your environment. It is first important to identify where mold is located in your environment.  you might be exposed to mold in your house,  or at your workplace,  aur other places that you visit frequently.  once you identify the environment then it is important to remove yourself from that particular mold infested environment.  if it is in your house or in your workplace then mold remediation can be done so that you don't get exposed to mold toxins anymore.

  1. The next thing is to work on removing these mycotoxins from your body. This is a very critical step but this is also the step which if not done correctly can actually make you feel words.

Removing mold toxins requires a comprehensive protocol, and should be done only with a qualified functional medicine physician. I have seen so many people trying to get rid of mold toxins and they get even sicker as they are not following all the precautions needed. And most often people are not able to get rid of mold toxins completely from their system, and they don't feel better.

3) Addressing The underlying inflammation which mold toxins cause in your body and is responsible for all the symptoms associated with it. It is very important to use a combination of of anti inflammatory diet, anti-inflammatory supplements specific for mold toxicity.

  1. The last step is to optimise all your detoxification channels so that in the future when you get exposed to mold toxins you do not get sick with them again.

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Functional Medicine Treatment in Houston for Mold Toxicity

Mold illness can be treated if diagnosed properly and at the right time.

As a functional medicine doctor in Houston, I specialize in testing and treating mold illnesses.

We would have a detailed conversation with you about your medical history and understand the extent of mold toxicity in your body.

Probably the first step of treatment would be to remove you from the environment of mold exposure and a further healing plan will be to get rid of the mycotoxins that have already entered your body.



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