What signs and symptoms may indicate mold and environmental toxicity?
Mold can result in a wide range of health problems, from respiratory conditions and allergic reactions to more serious medical issues. Other environmental toxins around us can also contribute to a host of medical concerns. With the team’s help at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine of Stamford, Connecticut, you can educate yourself on mold and environmental toxicity and what signs to look for in your overall health and wellness.
How might I be exposed to mold and environmental toxins?
It is crucial that you fully understand mold growth and the risks associated with exposure. Mold spores thrive in warm, damp areas, such as bathrooms, basements, and attics. These are often areas that are not regularly ventilated or cleaned. Mold can also grow in air ducts and on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
People can be exposed to mold and environmental toxins by inhaling the spores or through direct contact with affected areas of their homes or workplaces. Individuals can also come into contact with toxins through drinking water or handling contaminated food.
What are the health effects of mold and environmental toxicity?
The health effects of mold and environmental toxins can range from mild to severe. Many individuals experience:
- Respiratory problems
- Skin and eye irritation
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Cognitive/concentration difficulties
The above symptoms may be immediate or delayed, depending on the amount of exposure a patient experiences.
Some research studies have indicated that exposure to mold and other environmental toxins is linked to autoimmune diseases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Furthermore, mold can produce toxins, such as mycotoxins, that are associated with more serious health conditions such as cancer, reproductive issues, and even severe neurological disorders.
Do you believe you are dealing with mold and environmental toxicity?
Stamford, CT, area patients concerned about possible exposure and toxicity from mold and other environmental toxins can have a thorough evaluation performed with the doctors at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine. Our team is located at 1200 High Ridge Road, Floor 2, and can be reached by calling (866) 320-6402. We are open to patients in and around Greenwich, Darien, Port Chester, Wilton, and Fairfield, CT, and we have a second office in Manhattan, NY.