Do you suspect mold could be impacting your health? Wherever there is moisture, mold can grow. It is not uncommon for mold to grow in indoor environments, especially in buildings that have been impacted by flooding, leaks and drainage issues. One in four buildings have had enough water damage to grow toxic mold. If you live, work or spend lots of time in one of these buildings, mold could be adversely affecting your health.
Symptoms may include but are not limited to: cognitive decline, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, headaches, sinusitis, cough, shortness of breath, abdominal pain and blurred vision.
Each person has a different susceptibility to the effects of mold and around 25% of people are particularly vulnerable to mold sickness. Others may have allergies, or may develop increased sensitivity to a moldy environment over time. Under certain conditions for some individuals, the effects of mold can be detrimental and go unnoticed for some time.
If you believe mold may be impacting your health, please reach out. Dr Oldfield is knowledgeable about the impacts of mold on our bodies, and can help identify and treat mold sickness. She can provide accurate testing, guidance and support during your journey back to health.
Examples of toxic mold/mycotoxin species: black mold/mould, toxic black mold/mould, Aspergillus, Fusarium, Paecilomyces, Penicillium, Stachybotrys, Trichoderma
Dr Oldfield works with patients directly in Nelson and Salmo. With telemedicine she can treat patients remotely across BC.
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