Mold Toxicity

Mold Toxicity services offered in Rock Hill, SC

Mold Toxicity

Mold toxicity is a potentially severe but often overlooked condition that can damage your health, function, and overall quality of life. Shawnie Perkins, MSPA, PA-C; Camden Messier, FNP-C; and the team at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, specialize in recognizing and addressing the subtle warning signs of mold toxicity. Call the functional medicine clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Mold Toxicity Q & A

What is mold toxicity?

Mold toxicity is an illness that can occur due to mold exposure. Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in damp and humid environments. When growing in indoor spaces, it can release tiny spores and produce mycotoxins, potentially toxic substances. Mold toxicity can cause serious but vague symptoms.


Because the signs of mold toxicity are similar to many other illnesses, diagnosing the condition can be challenging. Seeking guidance from health care professionals with experience in environmental health and mold-related illnesses is crucial for proper diagnosis and effective management.


Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center uses advanced diagnostics to accurately diagnose and treat mold toxicity, tailoring care to each individual’s unique needs.

I think I have mold toxicity. What are the signs?

Mold toxicity can be difficult to detect, as symptoms are often vague and widespread. They can affect nearly any of your bodily functions, from respiration to digestion. Early intervention is essential to prevent mold toxicity from escalating and causing more severe health concerns. Common warning signs of mold toxicity include:


  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Throat irritation
  • Watery eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes or itching
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle and joint pain


A proper assessment and identification of potential mold sources in your environment can help mitigate symptoms, improve your well-being, and minimize the long-term impact of mold toxicity.

What causes mold toxicity?

Inhaling mold spores or mycotoxins, ingesting contaminated food or water, and direct contact with mold-infested materials or surfaces cause mold toxicity. Factors that contribute to mold growth include the following: 


  • Poor ventilation
  • Water leaks
  • High humidity
  • Inadequate home or building maintenance
  • Flooding or water damage
  • Porous materials (carpet, wood, fabric, etc.)
  • Stagnant air
  • Poorly lit areas


Vulnerability to mold toxicity varies. Some people may be more sensitive to mold due to genetics or weakened immunity. Allergies, asthma, and autoimmune diseases can increase your risk of mold toxicity.

What are the treatments for mold toxicity?

Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center works with you to relieve mold toxicity symptoms and restore your health with a range of holistic treatments that may include the following:


  • Nutritional counseling
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Stress management
  • Hydration
  • Environmental changes
  • Coordination with specialists
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy


Early intervention is essential to protect yourself against mold toxicity. Call Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center today or schedule an appointment online to get the support you need.