It is commonly known that exposure to mold can cause respiratory symptoms. However, much of the public is unaware that, for individuals who are genetically susceptible, exposure to mycotoxins from mold can wreak havoc on the body.
Living Where Mold Lives
Buildings with significant water damage that are left unaddressed create the perfect environment for the proliferation of mold, which in turn compromises the quality of the air within the building. Living or working in a building with significant water damage can cause a multi-symptom, multi-system illness. Many patients suffering from Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) experience symptoms ranging from chronic headaches and brain fog to gastrointestinal complaints. Oftentimes, they are given diagnoses for conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
While most conventionally trained physicians and medical practitioners are unaware of the true extent of illness that exposure to mold can cause, there is extensive scientific literature supporting these findings.
If you believe that your chronic symptoms may be mold-related or wish to be given a second opinion for the root cause of a chronic condition, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Using our combination of lab testing, imaging and genetic testing, the team at Elevate Personalized Medicine is able to achieve patient-based care that provides effective, natural treatment solutions for the root cause of a condition or symptom. Due to such extensive evaluation, we are better able to pinpoint the root of a particular problem that might otherwise be overlooked.
Seeking Out the Mold
As a patient at Elevate seeking care for possible mycotoxin illness, your appointment will include:
- Visual contrast study. This evaluation is easily conducted online and is combined with a questionnaire to identify all symptoms you are experiencing.
- Patients who meet the necessary criteria will require a genetic test to determine genetic susceptibility to mycotoxin illness. Test results are used in conjunction with an examination of certain innate immune system markers such as:
- MRI. While not absolutely necessary, we at Elevate recommend that a volumetric MRI of the brain be conducted. There are known alterations to the brain that occur due to mycotoxin – a toxic substance produced by a fungus – illness that are reversible, and those changes to the brain can be identified through the use of MRI testing.
Personal, Patient-Centered Solutions
At Elevate Personalized Medicine, we provide patients with a type of care that is patient-based, rather than symptom-based. In our consultations with our patients, we take a deeper look at what might be causing your symptoms to understand how they need to be treated. This allows us to provide you with solutions that are not merely masking your disease or condition but are addressing the underlying cause, which results in more effective care that will benefit your health for a lifetime.
Once a diagnosis has been made, we will be able to explore the best possible treatment solutions effective for you on an individual basis. Rather than relying on mass-study findings that may not achieve necessary results, we create treatment plans based around specific factors of genetics, lifestyle, personal and family medical history and test results. In doing so, we are better able to tailor individualized care that will be safer and more effective for you and provide you with more proactive solutions that do not rely on pharmaceuticals.
We believe that optimizing health is built on a foundation of commitment and collaboration between patient and provider, and we fully dedicate ourselves to creating that foundation with each individual in our care.
Mold exposure can wreak havoc on your health! The team of experts at Elevate Personalized Medicine can help you begin your path to wellness today. Call us to learn more about treatment for mold-related conditions.