Toxic Mold Symptoms



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Toxic Mold Symptoms

Toxic mold is not the same as a mold allergy

A mold allergy affects the immune system, so when you are exposed to mold (usually a specific type), you have an allergic reaction. This causes allergy symptoms, such as a runny nose and sneezing.

In contrast, toxic mold is a mycotoxin that is put off by a mold. When these mycotoxins are released, they cause different symptoms caused by toxic mold. These symptoms do affect the immune system, but it is not the same as an allergy response.

Mold illnesses can cause more severe symptoms

Symptoms caused by toxic mold become more severe with continued mold exposure. Here are some of the serious conditions our practitioners see.

  • Respiratory symptoms like wheezing, nosebleeds and sore throat
  • Circulatory problems such as low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat
  • Vision problems like blurry vision
  • Skin conditions such as dermatitis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Muscle weakness and pain
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Severe headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Hair loss

Misdiagnosis is common when patients have symptoms caused by toxic mold

Conventional medicine practitioners often misdiagnose symptoms caused by toxic mold, attributing them to other conditions. The treatments these physicians prescribe often leave patients frustrated and chronically ill because they fail to address the cause of the problem – toxic mold.

Mold itself is not toxic, but the mycotoxins the mold produces cause health problems. Only trained practitioners like the experienced staff at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee can recognize toxic mold illnesses.

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