Transformation Wellness Center
Andrea Jordheim, DC, CFMP
Functional Medicine Doctor & Upper Cervical Specialist located in Grand Junction, CO
About 25% of the United States population suffers from mold illness that triggers Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Transformation Wellness Center provider Andrea Jordheim DC CFMP CKNS is a mold illness survivor herself and has a passion for helping others with CIRS thrive. The functional medicine team offers comprehensive care for CIRS at the Grand Junction, Colorado, office, including diagnostic blood testing and customized treatment plans, to reduce the severity of your symptoms. If mold exposure triggers symptoms that affect your quality of life, schedule a diagnostic evaluation online or by phone today.
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Q&A
What is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome?
CIRS is a condition that develops after exposure to toxic mold in people with a genetic predisposition to mold illness.
If you’re predisposed to CIRS, you might not fully recover after mold exposure from things like water-damaged buildings. This is because your immune system can’t properly identify the problem.
Instead, your body continues to trigger immune reactions in response to the toxin, and you can experience a wide range of symptoms. These symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with your quality of life.
What are the symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome?
The symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome can affect several of your major body systems at the same time and become progressive and chronic.
You can schedule a diagnostic evaluation for CIRS at Transformation Wellness Center if you experience persistent symptoms like:
- Body weakness
- Memory loss
- Exercise intolerance
- Hormone imbalance
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Gastrointestinal distress
While the symptoms of CIRS can be severe, the condition is treatable.
How is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome treated?
Transformation Wellness Center offers on-site blood testing to determine if your symptoms relate to mold illness and CIRS. The first step in your treatment plan focuses on eliminating the source of exposure, which might involve professional testing of the indoor air quality at your home or office.
The team can start you on cholestyramine or another binder that helps remove toxins from your body. You might also need to take other medications to ease the severity of your symptoms. They design a phased treatment plan that focuses on restoring your hormone balance and ensuring good overall health.
Throughout your treatment and the rest of your life, you will need to ensure you’re eating healthy. The Transformation Wellness Center team may recommend a gluten-free diet if your diagnostic tests indicate that you have high levels of anti-gliadin antibodies in response to CIRS. They also offer other resources to improve your gut health.
If you have symptoms of mold illness and need testing for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, call to schedule a consultation at Transformation Wellness Center or book online today.