Mold Toxicity

Mold Toxicity

Mold Toxicity services offered in Suntree, Melbourne, FL

Mold can grow within your sinuses and nasal cavity, leading to issues such as immune suppression, allergies, asthma, memory problems, and even kidney toxicity. At the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine PLLC, esteemed physician Yale (Yoel) R. Smith, MD, offers comprehensive solutions for mold toxicity in the Suntree neighborhood in Melbourne, Florida. Schedule your toxic mold testing by calling the office or clicking on the online booking tool now.

Mold Toxicity Q&A

What is mold toxicity?

Mold toxicity is an illness due to microscopic fungi. Mold can grow outside and inside. You can accidentally eat it or inhale it.

There are thousands of different mold species. While you can see groups of mold spores, individual mold spores are microscopically small and impossible to see. So you can experience mold toxicity without knowing you were exposed.

What are the symptoms of mold toxicity?

There is an extremely wide range of mold toxicity symptoms, such as: 

  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Breathing problems
  • Brain fog
  • Memory issues 
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Balance problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Joint pain
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nosebleeds
  • Tingling and numbness

These are just some of the symptoms that mold toxicity can cause. You may experience many symptoms at once. 

How does mold toxicity testing work?

Many people with mold toxicity visit a long series of doctors looking for answers to their seemingly unconnected issues. That frustrating search stops at the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine PLLC. 

Dr. Smith has extensive experience in mold toxicity testing, and he takes the time to understand your issues and perform truly comprehensive testing so you can find solutions.

Most people have a combination of mold toxicity tests, including some of the following. 

  • Nasal culture evaluation with ID and antibiotic susceptibilities
  • Nares bacterial culture evaluation including biofilms
  • Nasal fungal culture with ID 
  • Visual contrast sensitivity
  • HLA status
  • MARCoNS status
  • Heavy metal testing 
  • Micronutrient testing 

Dr. Smith can find even the more obscure types of mold toxicity. He also looks for other illnesses that could be making you more vulnerable to mold toxicity. For example, people with thyroid disease and Lyme disease are more susceptible to toxic mold and could experience more severe symptoms. 

How is mold toxicity treated?

Dr. Smith has a wide variety of treatment options to draw upon. Your particular treatment plan depends on the mold, your symptoms, your underlying health issues, and other individual factors. 

Along with eliminating the mold from your environment and addressing underlying conditions, he may recommend treatments like oral or nasal antimicrobials. 

Dr. Smith may prescribe binder therapy taking substances that bind to toxins and prevent them from getting into your blood. You may need other types of detox support as well. 

Do you need toxic mold testing with a true expert? Call the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine PLLC, or click on the booking link today.