"MOULD SUFFERERS EXPERIENCE A LAUNDRY LIST OF SYMPTOMS THAT SEEM UNRELATED AND ARE RESISTANT TO TREATMENT AND INTERVENTION"
What is Mould Illness
Extended mould exposure can lead to chronic inflammation that affects many body systems that produce a variety of symptoms.
If you experience several of the symptoms on the list below, it’s worth considering mould as a factor in your health.
Signs and Symptoms of Mould Illness
- Brain fog
- Mood swings
- Tingling, numbness or unusual skin sensations
- Decreased word finding
- Memory impairment
- Digestive complaints – diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating
- Joint pain
- Sinus congestion
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty regulating body temperature
- Unexplained weight gain/inability to lose weight
- Multiple chemical sensitivity
- Multiple food intolerances
- Bloody nose
- Coughing up blood
- Late onset asthna
- Asthma triggered in thunderstorms
- Frequent infections – thrush, ringworm, athlete’s foot
- Frequent rhinitis or sinusitis
- Excessive sneezing
- Frequent static shocks
- Low resilience to stress
- POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)
- MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome)
- EMF sensitivity
How our practice can help with Mould Illness
1. Identify if mould of other mycotoxins are the cause of your symptoms
There isn’t a single test that can diagnose mould illness. Clinical assessment of symptoms and pathology with a thorough case history is used to determine if mould is a causative factor. Some of the pathology tests we use are:
- Blood markers
– Low homocysteine (below 6)
– Low ADH
– Low cortisol
– Low DHEA
– Elevated leptin
- Urinary markers in Organic Acid Tests
– High oxalate
– High aspergillus
– Low glutathione
– Low Vitamin C
- Stool testing
– High clostridia
– High beta-glucoronidase
– High yeast and fungus
– Low bifidobacterium and lactobacillus
- Environmental exposure
– identify current or previous exposures.
2. Understanding the link between mould exposure and histamine
When exposed to toxins from mould, the immune system will respond by releasing inflammatory cytokines which include histamine. The prolonged release of high levels of histamine results in an overload in the body, producing symptoms of histamine intolerance.
3. Replenish nutrients, support detoxification and rebalance the microbiome
When environmental exposure is avoided, the process of healing in various body systems can begin.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Check out our video on mould illness