What Are The 17 Signs Of Mold Illness (And What To Do To Prevent Them)
I hate the cold feeling that a molded room gives you.
I always get sick when we are visiting mountain houses and the walls are wet and disgusting.
The problem with me is when I am in a room where there is a mold around I get a sore throat and usually I start coughing after a day or two.
So, I decided to go deeper and find out more about this subject.
That is why today I want to share with you the other symptoms so you can be aware.
Before that, I want to add that it is a pity that the traditional medicine is not perceiving the mold as a problem.
They think that the symptoms described below are caused by some other factors and health issues.
Without further ado, here are the most common signs of 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
Now, let’s see what you can do about all of this.
As you probably know, mold thrives in warm and humid places but also in areas with poor ventilation, or prone to floods and water leakages.
That is why you can often spot it in the bathroom, rooms next to the bathroom, basements. Additionally, you can find it on the furniture, books, clothes, shoes, paper, carpets etc.
The bad part?
The mold can be found moving in the air system so please change your HVAC filters on every three months.
Lately, the reports say that the sinus infection may be induced mainly by mold.
Another scary part is that we spend most of the day at home or in an office. The problem here is that the buildings we live and work in are usually water-damaged and the walls contain mold.
That being said, it is wise to know how to protect ourselves from its influence.
To do this, you should learn more about Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).
What is CIRS?
Well, Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, who has written 8 books on the theme, including Surviving Mold: Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings, defines CIRS as follows:
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is “an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms, including, but not limited to fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes, and mycobacterium as well as inflammagens . . . . “
Dr. Shoemaker also comments that: “24 percent of people cannot make adequate antibody responses, and they’re the ones that comprise over 95 percent of people who have an illness from water-damaged buildings.”
What should you do?
If you think that you or someone in your household has some of the symptoms, this is what you should do:
Educate yourself about mold illness.
Test your home for mold presence. Find a contractor or do it by yourself. Just google ERMI test and learn more about it.
Find a trained Shoemaker Protocol professional that can examine your susceptibility to mold illness.
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