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.

The content on our website is technical in nature. That is because many of the illnesses we treat are complicated. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure, please contact us.

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.

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

CIRS - Dr. Bruce Hoffman is our Newest Certified Physician!

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.”

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 and book an appointment at the Hoffman Centre.

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.

The Hoffman Centre specializes in Mold Illness diagnosis and treatments. Please contact us to discuss how Dr. Hoffman can help you. Our staff will ask some preliminary questions and discuss your options with you.

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How can we help?

The Hoffman Centre specializes in Mold Illness diagnosis and treatments. Please contact us to discuss how Dr. Hoffman can help you. Our staff will ask some preliminary questions and discuss your options with you.

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