Chronic Mold Exposure Symptoms Are Diverse And Mimic Gluten

Because chronic mold exposure can mimic many of the symptoms of gluten sensitivity and even celiac disease, it is important to cover this information.  Some people with gluten issues do not fully respond to a gluten free diet because underlying mold exposure allows for persistent inflammation that mimics gluten exposure. That being said, let’s break down the symptoms of mold exposure:

Symptoms of Mold Exposure and Toxicity

The symptoms can be diverse and variable from person to person, but some of the most common symptoms of toxic mold exposure include:

  • Chronic sinus congestion
  • Severe Fatigue
  • Muscle/Joint Pain
  • Immune suppression
  • Extreme difficulty with staying asleep
  • Migraine headaches
  • Severe irritability
  • Sugar Cravings
  • Poor tolerance to detox supplements
  • Loss of visual contrast
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Brain fog and memory loss

What to Do if You Suspect Mold

Ask your doctor to test you for mold allergies and immune responses to include IgE, IgG, IgA, IgM.  Perform an ERMI mold test to try to detect mold in your home, office, or vehicle.  Consider having a test to detect mycotoxins in your body.  And for a more thorough breakdown on overcoming mold related issues, check out this comprehensive article.

If you suspect that toxic mold may be playing a role in your illness, don’t delay in taking the right action.  Seek professional help ASAP.

Have you had a run-in with mold?  Share your experience with us below.  You story might help someone else find the answers they are looking for.

Always looking out for you,

Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior

One thought on “What are the Symptoms of Mold Exposure?

  1. julie ash says:

    I had no idea there was a connection between gluten sensitivity and mold allergies. AS a child we discovered I had an allergy to mold that caused asthma severe enough that we had to move. I had migraines frequently in my 20s and 30s. I always have sinus congestion. For the past 4 years i have been gliten-free because of gastric issues, bating, constipation, achiness, hair loss, fatigue and adult acne that I believe are triggered by gluten sensitivity. I have not been tested for gluten sensitivity or celiac. I found this article very interesting and informative. Is it possible my symptoms have been part of my mold alledgy all along, and should I bother getting tested for gluten issues?

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