You likely know mold can cause a myriad of symptoms from respiratory illness to allergies. Mold can also cause other health problems that you may not be aware of. Below are two of these health problems you may be experiencing so you can know there is mold somewhere in your home, as well as what you can do to get rid of the mold.
Your Mental Health
If you have mold in your home and it is inside your body, it can affect mental health. This is because mold can damage parts of the brain and result in symptoms like mood swings, mania, depression, anxiety attacks, impulsivity, and more. Of course, these symptoms could mean that you are having mental health problems, but in some cases mold can be the cause. If you have never had any of these problems before and they suddenly come on, then besides seeing your doctor you should look for hidden mold in your home.
If you have gained weight and have done everything you can to lose it but it will not budge, this extra weight may be due to mold in your home. This is because mold can get your metabolism out of whack making it easy to gain wait and difficult to lose it. Weight gain can then cause more health problems, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and even diabetes. A doctor can do a simple blood test to check the mold toxicity in your blood to determine if this is why you cannot lose weight.
Mold can grow in any humid, wet areas in your home. This means it could be in your attic if you have had any kind of roof leak, in your bathroom ceilings from steam and moisture in the bathroom, in your duct work, and even in the walls.
If you are experiencing the above symptoms and you have no medical reason for them, contact a mold remediation company. They can find the mold much quicker than you can. Once found, they have special equipment they use to remove the mold and then sanitize the area. They will ensure that all mold spores are killed.
You should not live in your home until the mold is taken care of to prevent further health problems. It will likely not take a mold remediation company long, depending on how much mold is in your home. Call a company like Authorized Services for help.
Talk with your doctor about other health problems mold can cause in your home.