Common Symptoms of Mold Illness

Mold Illness is Commonly Mistaken

The diagnosis of Mold Illness is commonly missed by most physicians. It can be incorrectly labeled as one of many illnesses. The following is a small representation of these misdiagnoses:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Lupus
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • COPD
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Arthritis
  • Sexual Dysfunction "ED" and Prostate Associated Disease
  • Neurological and Nervous Disorders

"Residential dampness and mold are associated with substantial and statistically significant increases in both respiratory infections and bronchitis.  If these associations were confirmed as causal, effective control of dampness and mold in buildings would prevent a substantial proportion of respiratory infections."   “Association of residential dampness and mold with respiratory tract infections and bronchitis: a meta-analysis.”  Fisk et al. Environmental Health 2010, 9:72 http://www.ehjournal.net/content/9/1/72.

 

Symptoms from mold exposure develop over time from cumulative exposure.   Individuals may remain symptom free until an unrelated stressor, either physical or emotional, may trigger rapid development of symptoms.  Alternatively, the person may simply develop symptoms progressively from long-term exposure.   At this time, it appears that individuals with certain genetic subtypes in the HLA DRB/DQB genes may be much more susceptible to developing mold illness.  A simple blood test can identify these individuals.

 

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