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You Need To Know These Signs Of Mold Sickness

Many people overlook mold as a serious issue. Asbestos? Yes. Common household mold? "No big deal, it's normal!"

Well here's the thing...it's not normal. And it can make you seriously sick.

Mold occurs in households where there is a warm, damp environment. Rooms with poor ventilation and a lot of humidity (basements, sheds, bathrooms) are most susceptible. Bathrooms are a breeding ground for mold, especially in the shower, more specifically on the showerheads. Even places like furniture, carpets, shoes, and pet beds can carry mold spores.

Take in to account that we use the shower pretty much every day, having mold in there can be detrimental to our health.

Mold toxicity is something everyone should know the symptoms of.

These are the most common ones:

  •   Headaches
  •   Fatigue, post-exercise malaise, and weakness
  •   Memory problems, focusing issues, executive function problems, brain fog
  •   Light sensitivity, blurred vision, red eyes
  •   Sinusitis, air hunger, cough, shortness of breath, asthma-like signs
  •   Static “shocks”
  •   Tremors
  •   Weight gain despite sufficient effort (weight loss resistance)
  •   Vertigo
  •   Muscle cramps, constant nerve pain, joint pain, aches not caused by inflammatory arthritis
  •   Metallic taste
  •   Memory problems, focusing issues, executive function problems, brain fog
  •   Abdominal pain, diarrhea, appetite changes, nausea
  •   Night sweats or temperature regulation issues
  •   Excessive thirst
  •   Increased urination
  •   Persistent nerve pain

While these symptoms are often connected to other, more common illnesses, it's important to always consider mold toxicity as the underlying issue.

The CDC has found sufficient evidence that links mold exposure to upper-respiratory problems, which are never something you want to deal with.

If you suspect you may have mold sickness, inspect probable places in your home or office for evidence of mold. If you find something, you can contact an environmental professional to come and deal with the problem wherever it is.

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