Mould illness begins in vulnerable people when exposed to moulds. The most common exposure is from being in a water-damaged building. There is an increased incidence found in those with a particular gene type. In this gene type, the person will have hypermobility associated with a looser connective tissue. Their unique tissue may allow small amounts of an inflammatory trigger to react like a larger amount would in others. That may explain why some people living in the same mouldy house are not affected while another person is.
When exposed to moulds, biotoxins are inhaled. Most people are able to excrete these via the liver. In those with genetic variations, their immune system may respond in a more chaotic manner, resulting in those biotoxins remaining in their system. A progression of inflammation and illness then begins.
This complex condition may progress to become Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Their symptoms may present similarly to Chronic Fatigue and are often misdiagnosed.
- Fatigue and weakness
- Severe brain fog
- Anxiety, Depression
- Symptoms resembling colds, flu, and sinus congestion
- Increased allergies, chemical sensitivities, inflammation
- Digestive changes often include “Leaky Gut”
- Unusual joint pains
- Alzheimer’s disease