13 Symptoms of Mold Illness Everyone Needs to Know

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8. Appetite Swings

Weird cravings? Starving one day and not hungry at all the next? This surprisingly mold illness symptom goes back to the neurological disruptions mold can sometimes cause.

Mold illness may influence your appetite as well as your body temperature regulation and your thirst. Often, those suffering from mold illness will have sudden hot flashes and abrupt chills, as well as an abnormally intense thirst. Which, of course, leads to…

9. Urinary Frequency

If you’re going to the bathroom A LOT more than usual, trace this back to why. Most likely, you’re taking in a higher-than-average amount of water. Why? Most likely because you’re insanely thirsty…do you see where we’re going with this?

Mold in your system can lead to lower production of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) which can lead to your chronic thirst and then to your frequent urination. So the more you have to go, the more desperately your hormonal system may require medical attention.

10. Blurred Vision

Another external irritation that often happens when we come in contact with mold is irritated eyes.

You’ll find that you have red, tearing, itchy eyes, that most people would relate back to “allergy season.” Again, you’re not wrong. You ARE having an allergic reaction, just a very serious one that you need to speak with your doctor about ASAP.

11. Mood Swings

Like the strange changes to your thirst and appetite, having abrupt mood swings is another sign that your neural system has been compromised by mold illness. If you’re noticing that you’re feeling or acting in a volatile way, especially if there is no apparent cause for your emotions, it’s best to consult your doctor right away.

12. Metallic Taste

One of the stranger, but more well-known, symptoms of mold illness is a frequent metallic taste in your mouth. Although most of us don’t eat metal often (I would hope), we all know what that sharp, sour taste is like on your tongue.

If you’re finding that you cannot get rid of this taste in your mouth, consult your doctor immediately. This is a serious symptom of mold illness, specifically involving black mold, which can often have the most devastating health affects.

13. Static Shocks

Another strange symptom, but one to be wary of regardless.

That decrease in production of your antidiuretic hormone (ADH) (the same one which can lead to thirst and frequent urination) can also cause more-severe-than-normal electric shocks from static electricity. At the very least, this is a very obviously unusual symptom, so it may be easier to identify that something is out of the ordinary.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or ANY unusual health symptoms that seem out of the norm, make sure to consult your doctor right away.

Mold illness IS curable, mainly with anti-fungal and antibacterial medication, but there are ways to avoid your health from worsening due to mold. First and foremost, you have to be aware of the presence of mold in your home and any strange changes in your body, so this way you can immediately bring this illness to the attention of your primary doctor.

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