Mold is a common issue, and its presence in your home may be the cause of numerous health issues.
Therefore, you need to know its symptoms, as well as whether you belong to the ones who are most prone to it, in order to treat the issue and avoid adverse effects.
Yet, the conventional medicine does not consider it a problem, and it, therefore, offers no proper treatment. Additionally, its symptoms are similar to the ones of other ailments, as they are nonspecific, and are thus often attributed to other health issues.
Yet, these are the most common signs of the mold illness:
– Fatigue, post-exercise malaise, and weakness
– Memory problems, focusing issues, executive function problems, brain fog
– Light sensitivity, blurred vision, red eyes
– Sinusitis, air hunger, cough, shortness of breath, asthma-like signs
– Static “shocks”
– Weight gain despite sufficient effort (weight loss resistance)
– Muscle cramps, constant nerve pain, pain in the joints, aches not caused by inflammatory arthritis, “ice pick” pain
– Persistent nerve pain
– Numbness and tingling sensations
– Abdominal pain, diarrhea, appetite changes, nausea
– Night sweats or temperature regulation issues
– Excessive thirst
– Increased urination
– Metallic taste
Regarding these symptoms, you can easily see why they are often confused with the common symptoms of other diseases.
What is Actually Mold?
Molds appear when there are floods, poorly ventilated bathrooms and water leaks, in humid, warm and damp locations, both outside and inside even in dry areas. They grow in filaments and spread by creating small spores that sprout and fly away.
You may find them in the corner of your shower in the air system and whet it becomes toxic it releases mycotoxins, which causes mold illness which is the case in the majority of America.
What Makes Mold an Issue?
Ritchie Shoemaker, MD explains that Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is caused by exposure to an environment of a building which is water-damaged with resident toxigenic organisms- inflammagens, actinomycetes, bacteria and fungi. 24% of people that suffer from it can’t develop antibody responses.
What Makes Some People More Susceptible Than Others?
As previously mentioned, about 24% of the population has genetic vulnerability to mold toxicity. These people have HLA-DR, which is an immune response gene. Actually, 95% of mold toxicity occurs in this group.
People who are genetically susceptible to mold cannot recognize specific toxins as such, so they enter the body. Then, as a consequence, the toxins cause a persistent inflammatory response. Most people don’t even know that they are genetically susceptible.
Mold illness is a grave health problem. It happens when the immune system is out of whack. Namely, CIRS is not able to heal on its own, it is not going to abate and it will cause illness if it is not treated. The illness is built into the DNA, and when triggered the symptoms can persist for various years.
What is CIRS?
The diagnosis of CIRS is developed if the patient meets all the requirements above:.
Irregularities documented by Visual Contrast Level of sensitivity (VCS) tests.
1. A hereditary predisposition to biotoxin-related disease, on the basis of an identification of an HLA prone haplotype.
2. History, symptoms, and signs of biotoxin exposure. The history should include direct exposure to toxin-producing molds as documented by the EPA-approved ERMI screening. Also, when it comes to microcystin, ciguatera, and so on, the history includes most likely direct exposure or lab evidence of exposure.
3. Biomarkers consistent with the vascular, neuroimmune, and endocrine irregularities particular to CIRS. When it comes to consistent biotoxin exposure, an abnormal VCS test, or a prone genotype, you will probably reveal the lab problems seen in CIRS.
4. For this reason, if you presume that you are exposed to mold and experience some symptoms, you ought to do the following:.
What Can We Do
1. Learn and investigate whatever about mold illness.
2. Evaluate the existence of mold in the house. You can find an environmental expert to inspect the home or your office, or do an ERMI test. The cost of this test is $325 and you can do it on your own, and if it is positive, you need to work with an expert to fix the issue.
3. You can deal with a clinician trained in the Shoemaker Protocol, and analyze your susceptibility to mold health problem.