Mold is making us sick
Emerging research is showing that mold illness from the interior of water damaged buildings may adversely affect up to 25% of the population with certain genetic predispositions.
Mold illness, not an allergy, is inflammation within the body caused by an immune system gone haywire. It is a subcategory of biotoxin illness, called Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS): an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms.
This illness affects multiple systems in the body, causing the patient to exhibit multiple symptoms, including: fatigue, weakness, aches, muscle cramps, unusual pain, ice pick pain, headache, light sensitivity, red eyes, blurred vision, tearing, sinus problems, cough, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, diarrhea, joint pain, morning stiffness, memory issues, focus/concentration issues, word recollection issues, decreased learning of new knowledge, confusion, disorientation, skin sensitivity, mood swings, appetite swings, sweats (especially night sweats), temperature regulation or dysregulation problems, excessive thirst, increased urination, static shocks, numbness, tingling, vertigo, metallic taste, and tremors.
Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, is arguably the leading clinician in this field, and has successfully
treated a significant number of patients, previously diagnosed as having CFS, fibromyalgia, Lyme, and other unrelated conditions.
For more information, see: www.surviving mold.com