Mycotoxicosis literally means poisoning from mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are powerfully toxic chemicals produced by various fungi and molds. Therefore, mycotoxicosis is poisoning from chemicals produced by molds and fungi.
Mycotoxicosis is very common and in fact, about 25% of the population is genetically predisposed to having excess immune system stimulation from mycotoxins and other substances found in the interiors of water-damaged buildings (WDB) Symptoms of mycotoxicosis and biotoxin illness are quite variable but can include weight gain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer, cognitive disorders, depression, anxiety, bone loss, hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, allergy symptoms, chronic sinusitis, immune system disorders, autoimmune diseases and many more.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that mycotoxicosis and biotoxin illness is very common and very dangerous it is very rarely diagnosed and less rarely properly treated. Often patients are just given medications to treat the various symptoms and other manifestations of mycotoxicosis and biotoxin illness without ever addressing the actual cause of their maladies.
Mycotoxicosis and biotoxin illness is not a fungal infection; however, it is possible to have both a fungal infection and mycotoxicosis at the same time.
The diagnosis of mycotoxicosis and biotoxin illness can be made by various biomarkers. Diagnostic clues can be gleaned from patterns of subtle imbalances seen in complete blood counts with differential, sex and adrenal hormone levels, vitamin D levels, immune globulin measurements, genetic (HLA-DR) testing, visual contrast sensitivity, melanocyte stimulating hormone levels, vasoactive intestinal peptide levels, transforming growth factor beta -1, complement C4a levels and other tests.
Common mycotoxins include:
Common found mycotoxin producing molds include:
The treatment of mycotoxicosis and biotoxin related illness:
If you are suffering from the symptoms of Mycotoxicosis and biotoxin exposure and are looking for effective, metabolically directed treatments, contact us online or call (732) 268-7663 for a consultation.