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Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) Treatment in Charleston SC

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. Visit The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (COEM) to get specialized and comprehensive care. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 7510 North Forest Drive North Charleston, SC 29420.

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) Treatment Near Me in Charleston, SC
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) Treatment Near Me in Charleston, SC

Table of Contents:

What should you know about CIRS?
Chronic inflammatory response syndrome: understanding CIRS symptoms
Is CIRS or mold illness a real disease?
Why is CIRS or mold illness often misdiagnosed?
Chronic inflammatory response syndrome: diagnosis and treatment
Biodetoxification program at COEM

What should you know about CIRS?


You can get CIRS from chronic sinus infections with MARCONS, tick-borne illnesses, ciguatera-contaminated fish, and brown recluse spider bite infections. CIRS is basically your immune system’s dysfunctional response to a biotoxin. The complex test markers, and the variations in how symptoms manifest, make the diagnosis of CIRS difficult. With the improved diagnostics, we also need a group of CIRS indicators and better treatment responses for its proper diagnosis.

Chronic inflammatory response syndrome: understanding CIRS symptoms


There are numerous symptoms of CIRS, depending upon the toxins that caused the response. Some common symptoms of CIRS are:

• Cognitive difficulties like trouble concentrating and brain fog
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Frequent urination, dehydration, excessive thirst
• Unexplained weight gain
• Fibromyalgia
• Sore throat and postnasal drip
• Visual insensitivity
• Mood swings
• Metallic taste in the mouth
• Numbness and tingling
• Tinnitus
• Static shocks
• Digestive issues
• Vertigo

Is CIRS or mold illness a real disease?


Yes, mold illness or chronic inflammatory response syndrome symptoms is a real chronic inflammatory illness that can be easily detected with lab testing and treated through FDA-approved medications. The main cause of this disease is inhaling the mold usually found in the air of water-damaged buildings. This contaminated air can trigger the innate immune system, causing severe inflammation all over the body.

Why is CIRS or mold illness often misdiagnosed?


The symptoms consistent with CIRS or biotoxin illness are similar to symptoms of other major illnesses such as depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Therefore, doctors might misdiagnose it when patients approach them with mold illness.

Chronic inflammatory response syndrome: diagnosis and treatment


A very common issue that patients with CIRS face is misdiagnosis. They are often diagnosed as having anxiety, depression, somatization, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Sometimes the diagnosis may be allergy, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The issue with such misdiagnosis is that treating patients for such diverse conditions does not improve their symptoms of CIRS, even though effective therapies for CIRS exist.

Labs we provide at COEM for Mold Sickness Diagnosis

1. Labcorp – Individual mold IgG. Most doctors run IgE, but you really need to see IgG to see the depth of exposure.
2. Real-Time Labs Mold/Mycotoxins
3. Great Plains Labs Tox and Mycotoxin Panels
4. Vibrant Wellness Environmental Toxins and Mycotoxins Panels

Lab Testing For Mold at COEM

1. Vibrant Wellness Urine Mycotoxin Panel
2. Complete Thyroid Panel – 7-item test
3. Mold IgG Antibodies Testing
4. Sensitivity Testing – provocation neutralization testing
5. Vibrant Wellness Neural Zoomer Testing
6. Immune Markers Testing – Anti Thyroid Antibodies, C-Reactive Protein

Immunotherapy at COEM

1. Blind Mold Challenge Testing
2. Reducing Allergic Load
3. Boosting the Immune System

Also Read – Mold Exposure Health Risks: Can Mold Make You Sick?

Biodetoxification program at COEM


At COEM, we have designed an intensive program to eliminate mold and mycotoxins, which is of one, two, and four weeks’ duration and can be selected at the patients’ convenience. Various therapies included in this program are Heat Depuration Therapy, Massage, Intensive IV Therapy, Oxygen Multistep Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Nutritional Supplementation, and Immunotherapy. These therapies are aimed to alleviate symptoms of mold poisoning and detoxify the body. Apart from these, this program will use certain proprietary formulas and diet modifications to aid the body in detoxifying and strengthening the immune system so that the response that occurs through mold exposure is reduced.

If you are looking for expert chronic inflammatory response syndrome treatment, please call us or schedule an appointment with our experts today. We serve patients from Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, North Charleston SC, Ladson SC, Hanahan SC, James Island SC, John’s Island SC, Daniel Island SC, all of South Carolina, Nationally, and Internationally. Patients routinely fly into Charleston to be evaluated by COEM and to enjoy this beautiful city which is a Condé Nast and Travel and Leisure Top Domestic and International Tourist Destination.