Mold poisoning is very harmful and its symptoms are quite vague.
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 24% can’t develop antibody responses and these are people that have HLA-DR – an immune response gene. Their bodies don’t recognize specific toxins when they enter the body which causes inflammatory response. When people get CIRS ir builts into the DNA and triggers symptoms for years.
What is CIRS?
- You need to have certain information to diagnose CIRS
2. Symptoms, signs and history which are consistent with biotoxin exposure.
3. A genetic predisposition to an illness which is related to biotoxin exposure which are based on HLA susceptible haplotype identification.
4. Certain abnormalities which are documented by VCS testing.
5. Biomarkers which are consistent with endocrine, vascular, and neuroimmune abnormalities which are characteristic for CIRS. In case you have a history which is consistent with biotoxins exposure, an abnormal VCS test, and a susceptible genotype, the chances are that you have the CIRS abnormalities.
Signs of Mold Illness
- Trouble with executive function and focus, brain fog and memory problems
- Fatigue, post exercise fatigue and malaise and weakness
- Ice pick pain, persistent nerve pain, joint pain sans inflammatory arthritis, pains and aches and muscle cramping
- Tingling and numbness
- Blurred vision, red eyes and light sensitivity
- Asthma-like symptoms, air hunger, shortness of breath, cough and sinus problems
- Appetite changes, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain
- Weight gain and resistance to weight loss
- Metallic taste
- Night sweats and similar issues with regulation of the temperature
- Increased urination
- Static shocks
- Excessive thirst
What Can We Do
- You need to test your home for mold.
2. Start learning about mold illness.
3. Find a clinician which is trained in the Shoemaker Protocol.