Mold Toxicity

Tri-Life Health, PC

Functional Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Fort Collins, CO

If you experience mold toxicity or mold poisoning, symptom relief is within reach. Roger Billica, MD, William Billica, MD, and the team at Tri-Life Health in Fort Collins, Colorado, can treat symptoms associated with mold toxicity, such as coughing, wheezing, and itchy skin – and more serious complications. If exposed to mold and you exhibit symptoms, call Tri-Life Health for an evaluation today.

Mold Toxicity Q & A

What is mold toxicity?

Mold is a fungus that usually grows in warm, moist environments. It’s often in showers, toilets, baths, basements, and kitchens. Some types of mold, including black mold, can release toxins that can cause symptoms similar to allergic reactions. Mold toxicity treatment offers symptom relief and reversal of the effects of the mold toxins.

What are the symptoms of mold toxicity?

Symptoms to watch for after mold exposure include:

  • Wheezing and coughing
  • Mood swings and brain fog
  • Stuffiness and congestion
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Skin rashes and inflammation
  • Headaches
  • Allergic reactions
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • A weak immune system

These and other symptoms related to mold toxicity are often more severe if you have allergies or asthma. Complications associated with long-term mold exposure include memory loss, candida, confusion, numbness, hair loss, stomach pain, light sensitivity, and muscle cramps.

Do I have toxic mold in my home or workplace?

Toxic mold may present as dark-colored clusters in your tub, shower, or other warm, moist environments. If you start sneezing, coughing, or wheezing near suspected mold, chances are the dark spots you see are indeed mold. Mold can also be in the air ducts, pets, carpet, or even brought in from your yard.  The team at Tri-Life Health can give you guidance on how to locate and address toxic mold in your environment. 

How is mold toxicity diagnosed?

To find out if you have mold allergies or mold poisoning, your Tri-Life Health provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They might use urine or blood testing to help determine if you have mold toxicity.

How is mold toxicity treated?

To treat mold toxicity and offer you symptom relief, your Tri-Life Health specialist might recommend:

Medications

Taking certain medications can reduce unpleasant symptoms associated with mold toxicity or mold allergies.

Nasal sprays

Nasal sprays and rinses reduce airway inflammation and mucus associated with mold allergies, to help you breathe easier.

Toxin Binders

There are a variety of binders that can be used to intercept and remove the mold toxins from your body. This is a cornerstone of the therapy and will help your body return to a more normal state fairly quickly.

Allergy treatments

Allergy treatments can reduce your body’s allergic response to mold toxins over time, by building up your immunity and reducing sensitivity.

Detoxification

Your Tri-Life Health provider may suggest nutritional or intravenous (IV) detoxification strategies to reduce toxins within your body and relieve unpleasant symptoms.

If you’ve been exposed to mold and exhibit symptoms of mold toxicity, you can trust Tri-Life Health experts with your care. Book an appointment by calling the office today.

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