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Mold Toxicity Doctor in NYC

Mold toxicity can be mistaken for other diseases. Have you been having sinus issues and muscle aches but can’t understand why? Exposure to moldy environments or mold spores entering your home may be to blame.

Manhattan Integrative Medicine knows that it can be hard to tackle the true cause of your health issues. This is why we utilize a variety of tools to identify and remove mold from your system, such as blood testing and binders respectfully.

Get in contact with a mold exposure doctor in NYC today. Call (212) 262-2412 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Borenstein.

What is Mold Illness?

Biotoxin Illness (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome or CIRS) is caused by exposure to fungi and their spores. Mold illness is a subcategory of Biotoxin Illness.

You may become sick if, specifically:

  • there are high concentrations of mold in your environment (home, office, etc.) or food
  • you’re genetically predisposed to have severe reactions to mold
  • the mold is toxigenic and makes mycotoxins spread by its spores

What are the Common Symptoms of Mold Toxicity?

Mold exposure often causes allergy symptoms. These symptoms can vary based on whether you already have respiratory conditions or seasonal allergies:

  • red or watery eyes
  • runny nose
  • rash
  • wheezing
  • sinus inflammation
  • persistent cough
  • headaches
  • fatigue

Why is Mold Dangerous to our Health?

All mold is toxic. The most dangerous of the mold toxins—which include Alternaria, Penicillium, and Fusarium—cause your immune system to overreact, which can impair your health in numerous ways, such as hindering your defense against infections.

Long-term mold exposure may cause:

  • anxiety
  • hair loss
  • muscle aches
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • weight gain
  • insomnia
  • impaired memory

Lengthy exposure to mold has been linked to diseases like bronchitis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

How is Mold Toxicity Diagnosed?

Mold toxicity can be diagnosed with a series of blood tests, such as a test that detects low vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, whose creation by the hypothalamus is impaired by mold.

Methods to test for the presence of mold in your environment include:

  • moisture testing: mold grows in moisture-rich environments
  • thermo imaging: allows you to see inside your walls
  • mold tests: these identify the mold type and include the ERMI (environmental relative moldiness index) test

If you have symptoms but do not detect any mold in your environment, it’s possible that you contracted the mold from a previous environment, such as if you’ve recently changed homes.

Mold Toxicity Treatment

Mold treatment is often a combination of removing the source of mold and then removing mold from your body.

Mold in the Environment

If you’ve identified the presence of mold in your environment, getting rid of it may reduce your symptoms and prevent future episodes. Many household cleaners can remove mold, and it is recommended that you wear protective clothing, eyewear, and masks while using them.

Ways to prevent mold from growing in your home include investing in air purification products, specialized vacuums, water leak detectors, and moisture/water absorbing products.

If you cannot get rid of the mold, moving into a new home or work environment may be necessary.

Mold in Your Body

Medications that are used to help destroy the mold in your body include itraconazole, fluconazole, and nose sprays like the colloidal silver nose spray Argentyn 23.

Consuming a binder is also an option. These substances latch onto mold toxins in your intestines, removing them through excretion and urination. Different types of binders come in liquid or capsule form.

You can take binders 30 minutes before you eat. Full results may be seen between 6 months and 2 years, with urine testing to monitor your progress.

Dr. Borenstein will work with you to determine which protocol or protocol combination is right for you, as well as the dosage and duration needed.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Identify the causes of mold illness and remove the mold from your body. Call a mold toxicity doctor in NYC today at (212) 262-2412 or contact us online.

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