Mycotoxin illness, a condition distinctly different from the commonly understood "mold allergy," is often not recognized due to its limited coverage in traditional medical education. This ailment is triggered not by an allergy to mold, but by a person's reaction to toxins produced by certain toxic molds. It typically manifests in individuals with certain genetic predispositions, following exposure to water-damaged buildings. Although locating mold in your home can be challenging, through rigorous mold testing and meticulous mold removal, it's possible to significantly minimize health risks.
The World Health Organization has remarked on the dangers of water-damaged buildings, stating that both in vivo and in vitro toxicological evidence validates the occurrence of various inflammatory and toxic reactions after exposure to microorganisms, including their spores, metabolites, and components, from damp buildings.
Comprehensive mold removal is thus critical; failing to entirely remove even small clusters of mold spores can lead to their resurgence, posing a continuous health hazard. When an individual encounters certain mold toxins, they may not be genetically equipped to process and eliminate these toxins, leading to their persistent circulation in the body and subsequent chronic illness.
Many people might believe their homes are mold-free, but exposure could occur elsewhere, with undetected toxins continuing to cause unresolved illnesses, which makes mold remediation a complex but essential process. The presence of mold spores, if not detected and properly removed, could jeopardize your indoor air quality and introduce numerous health risks unbeknownst to you.
The range of symptoms associated with mycotoxin illness is wide, including fatigue, skin irritation, weakness, headaches, blurred vision, shortness of breath, sinus problems, memory issues, disorientation, mood swings, excessive thirst, increased urination, numbness, tingling, and vertigo, among others. Misdiagnoses are common, with conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder, multiple sclerosis, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, and many more often incorrectly attributed.
At Horizons of Health, serving Clifton Park, NY, and beyond, we offer specific tests—generally covered by insurance—that evaluate the hormonal cascades that can occur with biotoxin illnesses. We partner with a specialized company that assesses the type and amount of toxins in the body, as well as the mold toxin load and type of mold in homes or buildings, to assess the health of your living environment. If you're in the Albany or NY area, and are seeking mycotoxin treatment options, our team at Horizons of Health is here to assist! Register As A New Patient.
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