Mold toxicity has been linked to a variety of chronic health issues.
When exposed to mycotoxins, the body may react adversely and certain physical disorders may be created.
There are a number of different kinds of exposure to mold that can have a negative effect.Mold exposure can lead to a variety of health problems, from acute reactions to long-term damage. Mold toxicity may affect the lungs, kidneys, liver or nervous system. Some types can cause respiratory distress or other symptoms upon contact.
Mold causes some very serious health issues. The earlier you catch it, the better chance you have of beating it. But what do signs of mold toxicity look like? Read on and find out.
Mold toxins could lead to inflammation - this causes an increased risk of various health disorders, including thyroid disease. Mold toxins overload your body's detox system and lead to very slow inflammation. And eventually, your body gives up and leads to different diseases.
New research has clarified that mold toxins cause a plethora of diseases
There are many different signs and symptoms of mold toxicity and it's hard to know which one you might have.
The most common symptoms of this condition are-
Mold can affect you when in a building environment. Research has shown that buildings with even one incidence of any kind of waster damage have mold spores in them.
The major risk factors for mold sensitivity include -
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's important to check for the right mold toxins in your body.
Some of the most common types of mold that are pathologic are
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Another factor we need to consider is your environment. Generally, exposure to mold happens from your environment so it’s important for us to check around your house for it.
There are several tests available but one that has given the best results is thisHERTSMI test. We check for various mold spores, in order to give our customers an accurate score of the level of toxicity in their environment.
One of the most common questions about mold toxicity is if it's reversible. Mold toxicity can be reversed up to a certain extent but it is almost impossible if serious problems have been caused in the body
Treating mold toxicity requires a 3-pronged approach:
1) Removing mold from your living environment. It is important to find out where mold is located in your house, workplace or any other places you visit frequently. Once you identify the environment, it's important to avoid spending too much time there. This includes your home or office, if mold is what's causing the issue. Remediation services can be used to eliminate any mold toxins.
Removing mold toxins is serious business that requires a comprehensive protocol. It should only be done with the help of a qualified functional medicine physician. I've seen so many people try to get rid of mold and become sicker as they aren't following all the protocol steps. Most people are not able to completely eliminate mold exposure from their system, and they don't feel better.
3) Mold toxins, by causing inflammation, are the underlying cause of most symptoms of mold exposure. It is important to eat an anti-inflammatory diet and take specific supplements, if you are exposed to mold.
Mold illness can be treated if diagnosed and dealt with during the early stages. As a functional medicine doctor, I specialize in treating these kinds of illnesses.
We would discuss your medical history and the impact that mold toxicity is having on your body.
The first step of treatment may be to take you away from the environment that is exposing you to mold. It's also important to find the mycotoxins that have already entered your body and get them out.
If you are suffering from various diseases like autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, or mast cell disorder, for gut issues then you should consider getting tested for mild toxins. So if you think you were exposed to a Mold-contaminated environment and could be suffering from mold toxicity, Dr. Gupta can accurately determine the treatment you need for immediate relief.
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