The Negative Effects of Black Mold

The Negative Effects of Black Mold

Black mold is one of the most worrisome things to discover in your home.

Black mold is one of the most worrisome things to discover in your home. If you are concerned about black mold in your home, here is what you should know about the symptoms and negative effects of black mold.

Neurological Symptoms

Black mold produces dangerous mycotoxins that are neurotoxic, or, very dangerous for your brain. Over time, exposure to black mold mycotoxins can kill your neurons and permanently damage your mental processing abilities. Some of the most common neurological symptoms of black mold include:

  • Lingering confusion
  • Mental fog
  • Short attention spans
  • Poor reflexes
  • Vertigo
  • Memory loss or memory difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sudden personality changes
  • Trembling or seizing
  • Numbness
  • Any sudden or gradual mental shifts that don’t have another explanation

Respiratory Symptoms

Black mold spores are very dangerous, and anyone living or working in an environment with them is breathing them in constantly. They have many respiratory symptoms that can be easily confused for other viruses or problems. Black mold respiratory problems include:

  • Trouble breathing, with or without exercising or moving around
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Swelling of the lungs
  • Blood after coughing
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Bleeding gums
  • A runny or itchy nose
  • Frequent nose bleeds

Circulatory Problems

Black mold spores can enter the body in a variety of ways, whether it is through breathing them in or ingesting them. Once they are in the circulatory system, they will do a great deal of damage over time. The circulatory problems caused by black mold can be fatal, and include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Inflammation of the heart
  • Low blood pressure
  • Trouble with blood not clotting
  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Vomiting blood
  • Bleeding in organs or the brain

Vision Problems

Black mold affects just about every part of your body, including your eyes. The black mold spores in the air can enter your eyes and cause vision problems both immediately and over prolonged periods of exposure. Eye symptoms include:

  • Inflammation
  • Red eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Vision that is getting worse over time
  • Sore eyes
  • Eyes that feel like they have something in them
  • Yellowing of the eyes

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