Allan Lieberman

Allan Lieberman

We specialize in Environmental, Functional and Integrative Medicine.

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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.Candida lives in your mouth and digestive system to assist digestion.The good bacteria also live in your gut to help keep Candida levels in check by maintaining a balanced and healthy microbiome.However, mold exposure compromises your entire immune system, allowing Candida overgrowth, thus causing a yeast infection.Read more to learn how Candida and mold allergies are linked.What Is Candida and How Is It Connected With Toxic Mold Exposure?Candida is a yeast-type of fungus that helps with nutrients absorption and the digestion process.However, abnormal growth of Candida can damage your intestines’ walls and enter your bloodstream, where it starts releasing toxic byproducts into your body, causing the leaky gut syndrome.
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.How Does Mold Affect Your Asthma?When exposed to mold, people with asthma suffer from shortness of breath and overall reduced lung function.When mold is inhaled, their airways produce more mucus, may constrict, and become swollen.Due to this, the patient may experience shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing or coughing.These reactions can be fatal at times and require a hospital visit.Can Mold Cause Breathing Problems?Yes.Touching or inhaling mold spores can cause several allergic reactions like a runny nose, sneezing, skin rash, and red eyes.
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.What Else 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 SymptomsThere 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- VertigoLearn more https://coem.com/blog/chronic-inflammatory-response-syndrome/
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.What are early warning signs of thyroid problems?If you have hyperthyroidism, some of your significant symptoms include:AnxietyIrritabilityInsomniaElevated heart rateMood swingsHigh blood pressureBrittle hairIn contrast, if you suffer from hypothyroidism, the major symptoms of the condition include:Weight gainBloatingMemory lossFatigueDifficulty processing informationNo tolerance to cold temperaturesLearn more https://coem.com/blog/stress-and-thyroid/
Mold is extremely common as it grows in damp places, such as roofs, windows, pipes, or any previously flooded area.If you are exposed to mold or develop mold toxicity symptoms, it is best to contact the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine to help treat any of your personal mold-related illnesses.If you know more about identifying and removing mold, it will help you protect your personal health better.Read on to learn more about how to identify and remove mold.How to Identify Hidden Mold Toxicity?Hidden mold can cause illness and allergies to your personal health that can be difficult to detect.Signs of hidden mold in your home include:Musty smellStained spots, discoloration, and patches on wallsHealth symptoms of mold toxicity include:Respiratory related health problems in residents of the household like chronic cough, wheezing, sneezing, and runny or stuffy noseItchy skin and rashesWatery eyesDry, scaly skinMemory loss, loss of concentration, forgetfulness, etc., can also be an overlooked symptom of moldMold Allergy and AsthmaPeople suffering from asthma or mold allergy usually experience aggravated symptoms when exposed to mold spores, such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.Complications Associated with Mold ToxicityAlthough typically not severe, most allergic responses to mold toxicity feel uncomfortable.
Typically when someone reacts to a particular food, that person has a food intolerance rather than a true allergy to that food.Despite their similar symptoms, a food allergy can be more critical.Despite their similar symptoms, a food allergy can be more critical.What Does Food Intolerance Mean?Some people experience difficulty digesting certain foods.This is known as food intolerance, non-allergic food hypersensitivity, or non-IgE mediated food hypersensitivity.Keep in mind that this is different from food allergy.What are the Symptoms of Food Intolerance?Some common symptoms of food intolerance are:Stomach pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea.Itching and skin rashesThese symptoms usually surface a few hours after consuming the particular food.Learn more - https://coem.com/blog/food-intolerance/
Autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s often have an overwhelming effect on your health.One of the most alarming and misleading factors that contribute to the development of Hashimoto’s is mold.Can Mold Exposure Affect Thyroid Health?Yes, mold exposure can affect your thyroid health because continuously growing mold spores produce toxic mycotoxins.Though mold exposure in small amounts does not present any significant health problems in healthy individuals, individuals suffering from an autoimmune condition can experience serious health concerns if exposed to mold.How Can Mold Trigger Hashimoto’s?Mold is an often overlooked autoimmune stressor.This type of prolonged stress on a person’s immune system can trigger certain autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s.Additionally, mold infections of the sinus encourage intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, a powerful trigger for autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s.And as far as Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are concerned, mold can cause both.Can Mold Cause Hormonal Imbalance?Yes.
Food allergies are the immune system’s reaction to certain foods, triggering symptoms that can affect different parts of the body.These allergic reactions are the immune system’s protective response against certain foods they identify as harmful and can range from mild to serious.In some cases, the symptoms can trigger anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction.Read More - https://coem.com/blog/food-allergies/
Hypothyroidism and the Scalloped Tongue: Quick OverviewPeople with hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland) usually develop enlarged tongues with scalloped edges.In other words, when there is a decrease in the thyroid function, your tongue becomes slightly larger, which then presses onto the teeth, causing indentations.What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Thyroid?It is possible to diagnose thyroid imbalances by taking a look at the patient’s tongue because people with thyroid disease rarely have healthy tongues.The physical appearance of the tongue can give a lot of information about how well your thyroid gland is working.If your tongue has a consistent texture, pinkish color, smoothness, and lack of coating or patina, your thyroid is functioning well.However, if the tongue does not appear healthy, you may have some degree of thyroid dysfunction.Symptoms of Scalloped TongueA scalloped tongue usually does not trigger any significant health symptoms.However, since it is related to an underlying condition, you can get the symptoms of the underlying disease.
Functional medicine is a patient-centered, individualized, and science-based approach that allows practitioners and patients to work together and promote optimal wellness by addressing the underlying causes.The functional medicine approach is different from traditional medicine in many ways.Read on to learn what makes functional medicine unique.Principles of Functional MedicineThe five basic principles that define functional medicine are:1.Every human being is different, both genetically and biochemically.Functional medicine focuses on personalized treatment for the individual rather than the disease.2.It emphasizes the need to explore the functioning of the body because what happens within us is connected with many other health factors and not only the disease.3.
A vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is a fungal infection.When the balance of bacteria and yeast cells in the vagina changes, the yeast cells can multiply and cause an infection.3 out of 4 women can get a yeast infection at some point in their life.The yeast infection is not considered to be transmitted by sexual intercourse, but the risk of developing an infection is higher because bacteria can be introduced during sexual activity.Earlier diagnosis and treatment can cure yeast infections.Read on to learn about yeast infection, their symptoms, and treatment.Why Does My Yeast Infection Often Comes Back?While 75% of women get one yeast infection in their lifetime, 8% of women get more than four a year.The fungus candida albicans causes most yeast infections.
Mold is a type of multicellular organism found throughout nature and in our own homes.People are said to have a mold allergy when their immune system overreacts to breathing in mold spores.Their body identifies mold as foreign invaders and produces antibodies to combat them.The immune system response to mold exposure can make your eyes itch, cause a cough, restrict breathing, or produce other airways problems.Ways to Reduce Mold AllergiesEven though mold allergies cannot be cured, you can reduce your allergic symptoms by avoiding contact with mold spores.Here are some measures that can help you reduce mold allergies.https://coem.com/blog/how-can-you-reduce-and-prevent-mold-allergy/
Aspergillosis is an allergic reaction or infection caused due to exposure to different kinds of mold.The type of mold which most likely causes this infection when inhaled is known as Aspergillosis Fumigates.People with weak immune systems or chronic lung problems are usually at higher risk of developing this infection.What Are the Types of Aspergillosis?There are three types of aspergillosis:1.Pulmonary AspergillosisThis condition is most likely to develop in people who have damaged lungs or chronic lung disorders.These people have unusual spaces in their lungs where the inhaled mold spores can easily grow.It occurs when the infection spreads to the bloodstream from the lungs.
What is Fatty Liver Disease?Fatty liver disease, otherwise known as hepatic steatosis, is the condition in which fat accumulates in the liver.Having fat in your liver is normal, however, having too much fat in your liver can cause liver inflammation and scarring.Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of fatty liver disease.Fatty Liver Disease: How Serious Is It?There are two types of fatty liver disease, which include:1.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)This includes simple fatty liver and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).The latter is more severe as it involves inflammation and liver cell damage, which may lead to:Liver scarringLiver cancerSwollen veins in your esophagusFluid buildup in your abdomenConfusion and drowsiness2.Alcoholic fatty liver diseaseAlcoholic hepatic steatosis can be further aggravated if you keep drinking alcohol, and it may lead to:Alcoholic hepatitisEnlarged liverAlcoholic cirrhosisEnlarged spleenHigh blood pressure in the liverBleeding in your bodyLiver failureWhat Are the Early Signs of Fatty Liver Disease?Early signs of fatty liver disease include:Read More - https://coem.com/blog/fatty-liver-disease/
Mold is a kind of fungus that is present nearly everywhere.Generally, reasonable quantities of mold in the environment are harmless to people with a well-functioning immune system.However, some people can be very sensitive to mold spores and may develop respiratory problems when inhaling even a small number of spores.Black Mold: Things You Should KnowNot all types of molds are dangerous.These are also known as “black mold” and are often found in humid, warm, and damp areas.What Are the Effects of Black Mold Exposure?You can get a series of health problems and allergic reactions due to black mold exposure.However, black mold exposure symptoms vary depending on the number of spores inhaled and the duration of the exposure.
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are disorders characterized by extreme fatigue.The medical community debates whether fibromyalgia is a different expression of the same disease that causes chronic fatigue syndrome as the conditions are intertwined.The statistical report reveals that fibromyalgia fatigue occurs in more people than chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that 4 million people in the US are diagnosed with fibromyalgia fatigue, whereas only one million people are diagnosed with CFS.The Arthritis Foundation reveals that 50 to 70% of people with fibromyalgia fit the criteria of CFS.Read on to learn more about fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.Fibromyalgia and Fatigue: How Both Are LinkedAccording to Medical Research Information, fibromyalgia is considered a muscle disorder while CFS is linked to viral infections.However, both share some similarities, such as the following common symptoms: fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and chronic pain.Researchers reveal that both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome mostly occur in middle-aged people, especially more with women than men.
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