Symptoms of Mold Exposure
The Symptoms of Mold Exposure and Mold Sickness
If you have Abnormal Levels of Mold, Fungus, Mycotoxins, or
Mycobacterium in your Body you need to find out as soon as Possible!
When you Know Why You’re Sick, Getting Well is the Next Step
Exposure to fungus, mold, mycotoxins, and mycobacterium in your environment can cause multiple symptoms, adverse health effects, disease in human beings, and domestic animals such as dogs, cats, birds etc…
While Stachybotrys has been sensationalized by the news media, it is a real and deadly threat to human beings. However, Aspergillosis is responsible for more U.S. deaths and invasive fungal infections than any other species of fungi.
The signs and symptoms of aspergillosis vary with the typ of illness you develop:
Some people with asthma or cystic fibrosis have an allergic reaction to aspergillus mold. signs and symptoms of this condition, known as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, include:
- A cough that may bring up blood or plugs of mucus
- Worsening asthma
A growth of tangled fungus fibers (fungus ball) may develop if there are air spaces (cavities) in the lungs. This type os aspergillosis is called aspergilloma. Lung cavities may develop in people with pre-existing lung conditions, such as emphysema, tuberculosis, or advanced sarcoidosis. Aspergilloma is a benign condition that may not initially produce symptoms, but over time it can cause:
- A cough that often brings up blood (hemoptysis), sometimes large amounts
- Shortness of breadth
- Unintentional weight loss
The most severe form of aspergillosis, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, occurs when the infection spreads rapidly from the lungs through your bloodstream to your brain, heart, kidneys, or skin. this occurs only in people whose immune system is weakened, commonly from chemotherapy. Signs and symptoms depend on which organs are affected, but in general, invasive aspergillosis can cause:
- Fever and chills
- Cough that brings up blood-streaked sputum (hemoptysis)
- Severe bleeding from your lungs
- Shortness of breath
- Chest or joint pain
- Facial swelling on one side
- Skin lesions
Other types of aspergillosis
In addition to your lungs, aspergillus can invade other areas of the body, such as your sinuses. In your sinuses, it can cause a stuffy nose, drainage (possibly bloody), inflammation, fever, facial pain, and headache.
When to see a doctor
If you have asthma or cystic fibrosis, see your doctor whenever you notice a change in your symptoms. Although aspergillosis may not be the cause, it’s important to have any problems evaluated. If you have a weakened immune system and develop an unexplained fever, shortness of breath, or a cough that brings up blood, get immediate medical care.In the case of invasive aspergillosis, prompt treatment is so crucial that treatment is often started before the infection is diagnosed.