April 21, 2021
Thyroid And Gastrointestinal Problems

The thyroid gland can indeed have a substantial impact on the gastrointestinal system. The symptoms experienced by a person with an underactive thyroid usually include low stomach acid, dyspepsia (chest pain), constipation, poor absorption of food, anemia, gallstones, and excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine.

April 16, 2021
Thyroid and Acid Reflux

Despite no direct link being established until now between acid reflux and thyroid disease, such a relation is often observed with an underactive thyroid, especially due to Hashimoto disease (an autoimmune disease resulting in the destruction of thyroid tissue). This is because Hashimoto disease is associated with an esophageal motility disorder that can often cause acid reflux symptoms or heartburn.

April 12, 2021
Mold and Candida

Mold is a fungus that often thrives in moisture and multiplies through lightweight spores that travel via the air. Candida is also a fungus that is found in small quantities in your mouth, intestines, and skin.

March 25, 2021
Fatigue and Thyroid

Most people suffering from thyroid often feel fatigued. Fatigue caused by the thyroid malfunctioning is often debilitating and manifests as persistent exhaustion that impacts your daily routine. Typically, thyroid diseases resulting from an overactive thyroid (e.g., Grave’s Disease) or an underactive thyroid (Hashimoto’s Disease) affect your body’s metabolism. This leads to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue. Whether you wake up tired or need frequent naps, the root cause can be your thyroid.

March 2, 2021
mold and asthma

Inhaling mold spores can trigger or worsen your asthmatic symptoms. Some common asthmatic symptoms triggered by mold include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

February 23, 2021
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a condition with a broad range of symptoms triggered by a biotoxin such as a mold. It is a progressive, multi-symptom, multi-system illness that can affect virtually any organ system and become debilitating if left untreated.

February 11, 2021
Brain Damage From Mold Exposure

It is well known that mold exposure heightens the risk for respiratory diseases. However, there is a possibility that mold toxicity can impact brain health and cause cognitive issues. Today, no conclusive scientific research has linked mold exposure to dementia. Nevertheless, substantial case studies suggest that mold exposure may contribute to cognitive impairment for people vulnerable to mold toxicity. This article describes some of the long-term effects of mold exposure.

January 29, 2021
Stress and The Thyroid

Stress may indeed worsen an underlying thyroid condition. However, stress alone cannot cause a thyroid condition. For example, if hypothyroidism runs in your family, excessive stress can make your body release the hormone cortisol. Too much cortisol can interfere with your body’s thyroid hormone production mechanism, leading to a thyroid condition. Additionally, stress can slow down your metabolism and can cause insulin resistance.

December 23, 2020
Hypothyroidism and Gluten

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland cannot produce sufficient quantities of the thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones assist in controlling growth, metabolism, and cell repair. Insufficient thyroid hormones slow down our body’s metabolism. Therefore, people with hypothyroidism may experience tiredness, increase blood cholesterol levels, hair loss, weight gain, feeling cold, and feeling down, among many other symptoms.

December 7, 2020
How to Remove Mold Spores From Your House And Prevent Mold Infection?

Mold is extremely common as it grows in damp places, such as roofs, windows, pipes, or any previously flooded area. If you believe your house contains mold, reach out to a professional licensed company to inspect the air quality as it is highly dangerous to remediate. However, if you happen to be exposed to mold or develop mold toxicity symptoms, contact the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine immediately to help treat any of your personal mold-related illnesses.