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Ten Basic Facts You Should Know About Mold Illness

These are the ten most important, and basic facts you should know about mold illness, provided in a quick format with links to additional details.

Mold Illness Fact One

Mold illness or "CIRS" is caused by more than mold. A water-damaged building contains many biotoxins and other toxins that individuals may react to.

Mold Illness Fact Two

Some people may have a genetic susceptibility or other susceptibilities to "mold illness" and may not heal by simply removing themselves from the moldy environment.

Mold Illness Fact Three

The symptoms are many and changeable.

Mold Illness Fact Four

Doctors are not trained to recognize mold illness and often will misdiagnose a person with it.

Mold Illness Fact Five

You will probably have to take charge of your health care yourself until more people recognize this illness.

Mold Illness Fact Six

If you are in a current or past water-damaged building and have a chronic unrelenting illness, consider mold illness as a causative factor.

Mold Illness Fact Seven

For someone with mold illness, recovery starts with removing themselves from exposure, but needs to include methods to remove, or alter the toxins their body is unable to adequately remove on its own. This includes use of binders and supporting the biotransformation system of the body.

Mold Illness Fact Eight

The person may also need to use methods to decrease inflammation that may continue after the toxins are removed.

Mold Illness Fact Nine

Some people are in a heightened state of arousal and very reactive. They may need to de-stress and retrain their body to feel safe again.

Mold Illness Fact Ten

There is no one way for everyone. We are all different. There is however a pathway for each of us and there are other people who are also going through this.

These are the ten basic facts you should know about mold illness in as brief an introduction as possible. If you want to know more, check out the mold and toxins site map for a list of detailed articles on this subject.

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