The mold as an issue that has been experienced by almost every family, as it grows everywhere and leads to numerous health complications.
It usually grows in the basement, under the sink, in the corners, in leaking walls, in drywall, and many other places in the house.
There are different types of mold (around 1,000), and experts classify them according to their effects on people and other living things, as follows:
- Allergenic Molds:
They are not very dangerous ones, and usually, they attack children. These molds lead to problems in people with a predisposed allergy to the specific mold and can aggravate the asthma symptoms.
- Pathogenic Molds:
In the case of a weak immune system, pathogenic molds lead to infections and are extremely dangerous. These mold types develop an acute response similar to bacterial pneumonia.
- Toxigenic Molds:
They have the ability to produce mycotoxins which can lead to very serious health conditions, such as cancer and immunosuppression. The absorption of the toxic chemicals in these mold types are as soon as they are touched, inhaled or ingested.
According to Dr. Mercola these are the 5 most common indoor molds, such as:
This mold is often found in warm, extremely damp climates and is a tenant of house dust. Because of its production of the mycotoxins, it results in lung infections.
It is usually found on the carpet, decaying fabrics, wallpapers, and fiberglass duct insulation. This kind of mold causes asthma and allergies. Mycotoxins can be produced by some species, like the antibiotic penicillin.
It is an outdoor fungus that grows on textiles, wood, and other damp, porous materials. Its presence causes fever and asthma.
As an extremely toxic “black mold” it produces mycotoxins which are the reason for various health issues (bleeding of the lungs and serious breathing difficulties). The usual places where you can find it is on paper and wood, but not on linoleum, tiles or concrete.
You can often find it in the nose, mouth, and upper respiratory tract. They can cause allergic responses.
Depending on how long you have been exposed to mold, you can suffer from a set of various health issues.
Besides the mold allergies that are the most common problems if you are exposed to mold, it can cause illness without an allergic reaction, such as a variety of infections or irritations, as well as the toxic reactions. Those types of infections can cause a variety of health problems (flu-like symptoms, skin infections, and even pneumonia).
One of the very common health issue caused by mold is mold toxicity, which is considered a Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, author of “Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings,” explains CIRS as an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response. It usually develops in the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms (fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes, and Mycobacterium).
Here you can find 11 most common symptoms of mold illness:
– Vertigo and tremors
– Eye Problems (Light Sensitivity or Red Eyes)
– Night Sweats
– Temperature Regulation
– Fatigue and Weakness
– Increased Urination
– Excessive Thirst
– Brain Fog,
– Trouble Focusing
– Memory Problems,
– Tingling sensation and numbness
– Joint pain, Persistent Nerve Pain
– Unexplained Muscle Cramps and pain,
– Sinus and Asthma issues such as coughs or Shortness of Breath
– Digestive Issues such as diarrhea, appetite loss, Abdominal Pain, and nausea,
In the following video you can find some extra tips on how to prevent the disastrous effects of mold exposure and fight back:
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Dr. Mercola – articles.mercola.com