Treating Mold Illness

Mold illness is a medical condition that is very serious and often misdiagnosed.

Mold Illness is something that can be treated. Continue reading or contact us today to learn more about how The Hoffman Centre can help.

Mold Illness

Mold illness is not a mold allergy. When a genetically susceptible individual is exposed to mold spores from a water damaged building, an acute inflammatory response is initiated within minutes.

The correct term for the abnormal immune response is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Symptoms may include cognitive decline, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, headaches, sinusitis, cough, shortness of breath, abdominal pain and blurred vision.

Twenty five percent of the population is genetically predisposed to mount an inflammatory immune response to mold biotoxins and rapidly lose their quality of life. They may not appear ill, but their symptoms can be debilitating. Testing for this illness is not readily available in Canada and is unknown to most health care practitioners.

Please contact us to discuss how Dr. Hoffman can help you. Our staff will ask some questions and discuss your options with you.

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

The proper definition of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is:

“An acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms, including, but not limited to fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and mycobacteria as well as inflammagens such as endotoxins, beta glucans, hemolysins, proteinases, mannans and possibly spirocyclic drimanes; as well as volatile organic compounds.”

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Mold Sickness, CIRS, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Biotoxin Illness, Biotoxin Sickness, Toxic Mold Illness, Chronic Lyme Disease, MCAS, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Kryptopyrroluria, Hemopyrrollactamuria

How does a Mold Illness present? What are the symptoms?

Firstly, self-diagnosis is never recommended. Contacting an accredited “Mold Doctor” where special and ongoing training has taken place is your first step. Dr. Hoffman’s career as a doctor has been spent in functional and integrative medicine – and Mold Illness or Sickness is one of his core specialities.

We encourage you to contact our clinic to learn more about booking an appointment with Dr. Hoffman.

Mold-based illness affects multiple systems in the body, which in turn, causes a patient to frequently exhibit multiple symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms like the ones below, you could be experiencing a mold-illness – but it is strongly encouraged to avoid self diagnosis, and work with a doctor who can conduct the appropriate testing and make a proper diagnosis.

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Aches
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Unusual Pain
  • Ice Pick Pain
  • Headache
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Red Eyes
  • Blurred Vision
  • Tearing
  • Sinus Problems
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint Pain
  • Morning Stiffness
  • Memory Issues
  • Focus/Concentration Issues
  • Word Recollection Issues
  • Decreased Learning of New Knowledge
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Skin Sensitivity
  • Mood Swings
  • Appetite Swings
  • Sweats (especially night sweats)
  • Temperature Regulation or Dysregulation Problems
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Increased Urination
  • Static Shocks
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Vertigo
  • Metallic Taste
  • Tremors

How can we help?

Mold based illnesses can be difficult, stressful, and often frightening. Dr. Hoffman and our clinic team are here to help and support you.

Your next step is to contact us, talk with our staff about your options and booking an appointment with Dr. Hoffman.

Articles By Dr. Hoffman

As you seek to learn more about Mold Illness, we strongly recommend that you read properly cited and peer-reviewed literature. We presently live in a world where it is very easy to find the answer that you want… regardless of its accuracy.

Dr. Hoffman goes to incredible lengths to provide accurate and informative information in each and every article he produces.

Treating Mold Illness

Properly treating Mold Illness is complicated, we apologize that we’re always recommending you work directly with a doctor, like Dr. Hoffman, but it is important to say, because it requires the diligent treatment from a trained professional.

Feel free to read and learn more about treatment information below.

Steps of the Shoemaker Protocol

Steps of the Shoemaker Protocol Once the diagnosis of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) from water damaged buildings has been established by history, physical, and labs, the Shoemaker protocol is the only peer reviewed published protocol shown to reverse the symptoms and laboratory findings. The steps are as follows: 1) Remove exposure from water damaged…

Allergen Avoidance Recommendations

Allergen Avoidance Recommendations The following recommendations will help you minimize your exposure to toxic molds. Eliminate Dampness In Your Home Suggestion 1: Eliminate dampness in your home – check walls and roof for leaks. Waterproof walls and ceilings before painting. Reason: Mold thrives in damp conditions Do Not Wallpaper Walls Suggestion 2: Do not wallpaper…

Frequently Asked Mold Questions

Frequently Asked Mold Questions Do I literally have to clean everything in my house? Q: Do I literally have to clean everything in my house (i.e. plastic storage containers, books, toiletries, candles, knickknacks, canned food etc) or just the major things like clothing and furniture? A: Yes, everything. Is it possible to clean electronic devices that…

How can we help?

Mold based illnesses can be difficult, stressful, and often frightening. Dr. Hoffman and our clinic team are here to help and support you.

Your next step is to contact us, talk with our staff about your options and booking an appointment with Dr. Hoffman.