Finding it difficult to get through a regular day at work?
Unable to accomplish routine household chores?
Feeling fatigued and overwhelmed all the time?
It may be time you get tested for mold toxicity exposure. Mold is a type of fungus that decomposes organic material, such as dust, dirt, wood and paper. It needs moisture and oxygen and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments. Mold spreads by releasing microscopic spores into the air or in water. When those spores land on a surface that is damp, it begins growing and building another colony. Mold is found in nature and is present both indoors and outdoors.
Mold Illness Symptoms
More and more people are being exposed to water damaged and mold infested buildings due to the vagaries of nature and poverty. Homes and buildings in flood damaged areas caused by hurricane Katrina is a classic example. Commercial buildings with inadequate ventilation are also exacerbating the problem.
An overgrowth of mold can lead to a number of health related problems. Those suffering with allergies, asthma, respiratory issues or with weakened immune systems seem to be at an increased risk of contracting mold related illnesses. Here are some of the symptoms associated with mold toxicity exposure-
- Skin irritations – rashes, itchy skin and redness
- Eye irritations – itchy eyes, watery eyes and red eyes
- Respiratory Disturbances – coughing, wheezing, asthma attacks and difficulty breathing
- Hay fever symptoms – sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion
- Unexplained fatigue
- Respiratory infections
- Memory loss
- Sore throat
Causes of Mold Sickness
Numerous factors can enhance your risk of developing mold sensitivities.
Family history of allergies or asthma puts you at increased risk of developing the mold related symptoms. Taking an antihistamine may help alleviate some of those symptoms associated with mold toxicity exposure.
High humidity – Working or living in a place with high humidity greatly increases the risk of developing mold illness. Poor ventilation and damp areas increase the risk of mold overgrowth. Installing ventilation fans and using a dehumidifier can help slow down the growth of mold spores.
Occupations such as carpentry, farming and winemaking can increase your exposure to mold. You can help lower your risk by utilizing proper ventilation procedures, taking a shower as soon as you finish your work and immediately laundering clothing to remove mold spores.
Mold Toxicity Prevention Techniques
A dehumidifier helps lower the humidity and is one of the best ways to decrease the number of mold spores in your home or workplace. In addition, use exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom and ensure your clothes dryer is vented to the outdoors. Roofs, windows and plumbing pipes should be inspected for leaks. If any leaks are found, they should be remedied quickly. If you have a leaky roof, insulation in the attic must be removed or dried. Any damp sheetrock should be removed and destroyed. Spray any mold with a solution of bleach to decimate the mold spores. Use adequate ventilation to ensure the humidity levels are below 60 percent. Finally, inspect areas under the sink to ensure no dampness is found.
Rose Wellness Center’s Mold Doctors: Remediation Program
Treating mold illness begins with determining the location of exposure and staying away from mold infested areas. Many sufferers find that a mold remediation company is needed. They work with the homeowner to eradicate mold in the immediate environment. Once the offending mold has been removed, you will want to heal your body.
Rose Wellness Center has the premiere Northern Virginia mold illness knowledge. We are committed to helping you overcome mold sickness and begin living again. Our caring and compassionate staff uses the latest conventional and alternative medicine techniques to diagnose and treat your mold related sicknesses. Our mold doctors, specializing in the treatment of mold illness and mold exposure, develops a comprehensive plan to restore health, improve energy levels and promote well-being. This may include one or more of the following-
- Testing and monitoring testing of Systemic Mold/Fungal infection during the course of treatment
- Treatment of Systemic Mold /Fungal Infection
- Treatment of Biofilm Formation in Sinuses from Mold/Fungal Infection
- Treatment & Clearing of Systemic Mold Illness/Fungal Toxins
- Supporting the Immune & Nervous System w/ nutritional and herbal supplements
- Evaluating patient’s genetics to help support patient’s immune and nervous system in healing from Systemic Mold/Fungal Infection
- Recommendations for treating the environmental source of Systemic Mold/Fungal Infection
- Supporting the Gastrointestinal System w/ nutritional and herbal supplements during the course of treatment
- Supporting the Hormonal System with nutritional and herbal supplements during the course of treatment
Are you experiencing symptoms of mold illness symptoms? We have a comprehensive program to check for mold sickness and guide you on your way to regaining your health and wellness. Call us at (571)529-6699 to schedule an appointment with our Northern Virginia mold doctors.