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The Impact Of Lyme And Mold On The Digestive Tract

Lyme disease can wreak havoc on various bodily systems. If the bacterial infection isn’t treated promptly, it can lead to chronic health issues that can last for years. Mold toxicity occurs when a person who is exposed to mold experiences symptoms from the exposure. Although not all people who come into contact with mold will come down with mold toxicity, those who do can experience respiratory and neurological symptoms if it is not addressed.

Those with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to symptoms from mold exposure, and Lyme disease can hinder the immune system’s ability to function. When a person contracts Lyme disease and develops mold toxicity, the combination of the two health issues can be devastating for various parts of the body, including the digestive tract.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Mold Toxicity?

Mold is a fungus that can be found almost everywhere – outside your home, inside your home, and in the air. Mold travels around in spores, and in those spores are chemicals known as mycotoxins. When these are released into the air, they can make their way into the body via inhalation, through the skin, or on contaminated food.

Environmental mold doesn’t typically cause health problems, and those with regular immune function rarely have to worry about being exposed to mold or mold toxicity. But what are the symptoms of mold toxicity? And how do you know if you have it? Read on to find out.

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How To Spot Dangerous Mold And When To See A Doctor If You Think You’ve Been Exposed

There are several different types of mold that can grow in your home. Some are completely harmless. “Innocent” mold – the type that won’t cause toxic effects – will be a nuisance in the sense that it can cause discoloration of walls and has a musty smell. Over time, however, this type of mold can pose a threat to the structure of a building and lead to some expensive repairs. It can also affect your health, but primarily in minimal ways, like triggering allergies.

While innocent mold can be an annoyance, toxic mold can be actively detrimental to your health – and can even cause serious issues if it is not addressed quickly. But the problem with mold is that it can be hard to determine what type you’re dealing with, or whether there is even mold at all, since it can easily grow within the walls of your home and thus can’t be seen until a wall is removed or the smell becomes overbearing.

This dangerous mold is the type that needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible. Read on to find out how to spot dangerous mold, what to do about it, and when you might need to see your doctor.

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How To Safely Remove Mold From Your Home

Mold is a fungus that lives both inside and outside, and thrives best in moist areas. It reproduces by sending spores through the air that make their way to other areas. Mold is typically harmless, and for the most part, people are exposed to it every day.

Sometimes, though, mold can create a problem. This is especially true when it begins growing in your home. When surfaces are moist enough, mold spores can land on them and begin to thrive. Areas of the house that are more susceptible to mold growth include windows or pipes, damp areas such as bathrooms, and areas that have experienced flooding or leaks. It can also grow in paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

Having a little bit of mold in the home isn’t likely to cause an issue. But if it continues to grow, it can eat away at the walls, ceiling, and floorboards – and may also lead to illness.

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Can Exposure To Mold Disrupt Lyme Treatment?

Treatment of Lyme disease can be an uphill battle. This is largely due to the fact that when the Lyme-causing Borrelia bacteria infiltrates the body, it can lay dormant and remain untouched by antibiotics, lying in wait to wreak havoc at a later date. This can hinder treatment, even if it is sought early.

Mold exposure is another dangerous condition, though of a different type to Lyme disease. Generally speaking, mold exposure affects people differently and with varying degrees of severity. But what happens when someone with Lyme disease comes in contact with mold? Can exposure to mold disrupt Lyme treatment, and if so, how?

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