Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

CIRS is comprised of a number of different illnesses. Some examples of CIRS illnesses are:

  • Mold Sickness from Water Damage Buildings, also known as Sick Building Syndrome
  • Lyme Disease and other co-infectious related to Lyme
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
    Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
  • Other Biotoxins
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

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CIRS, or chronic inflammatory response syndrome, is a progressive illness that is triggered by exposure to biotoxins such as mold. It can cause inflammation, hormonal changes, and other symptoms in the body, and it is more common than you might think. There are many symptoms that can result from this illness, including: fatigue, depression, brain fog, digestive problems, headaches and other joint pain, muscle cramping, abdominal pains, blurred vision, and more

Biotoxins are organic substances that can cause significant damage to your health. Biotoxins include mold and fungi, bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), endotoxins and actinomycetes.

CIRS was initially thought to be caused only by mold exposure. However, the following biotoxins can also be possible underlying causes of CIRS. The first two are the most common, but the last two are also important to mention.

-Inhalation in a Water-Damaged Building

-Tick or Spider Bite

-Ingestion of Poisoned Fish

-Direct Contact with Contaminated Water

CIRS can affect every bodily system, causing many possible symptoms including. Some common symptoms are:

  • Cognitive difficulties such as brain fog and trouble concentrating
  • Fatigue and weakness or chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Frequent urination, excessive thirst, dehydration
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Visual insensitivity
  • Post nasal drip and sore throat
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Digestive issues
  • Mood swings
  • Tinnitus
  • Static shocks
  • Vertigo
  • Metallic taste in mouth

Due to the lack of awareness in the conventional medical community, the complexity of CIRS can be confused with other conditions and illnesses. Common misdiagnoses include:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Hypochondria
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Diagnosing CIRS

Diagnosing CIRS can be just as complex as the illness itself, but generally, a complete medical history and exam documenting all of the signs and symptoms consistent with biotoxin exposure is completed.

Another useful tool to help with diagnosis is a Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) test. This test measures a person’s ability to detect visual patterns. Biotoxins cause neurological symptoms which include diminished ability to detect certain visual patterns. This test is highly accurate and sensitive for biotoxin exposure.

Are You Suffering from CIRS?

Do these symptoms sound familiar to you? Does your home, office, or car smell musty/mildewy? Have you been diagnosed with chronic fatigue or anxiety, and you feel like there is something else causing these symptoms? You could potentially be suffering from this complex disease.

CIRS is complex and chronic, and it can have a debilitating effect on your quality of life. But there is hope! There are many ways to approach biotoxin illness from a natural and functional perspective.

Can CIRS Be Cured?

CIRS may be diagnosed first through the confirmation of regular biotoxin exposure (as opposed to chemical toxin or heavy metal exposure) along with further process of elimination and a screening for characteristic symptoms.

Treatment for CIRS may initially include an environmental assessment, with the first priority being to remove biotoxins from the immediate environment, at least during the initial healing process. Longer-term goals for addressing CIRS involves resolving inflammation, followed by a subsequent reduction of symptoms and further addressing existing immune dysfunction.

Depending on the specific cause or trigger of CIRS, it may be necessary to address toxin-producing infections, such as Lyme, Babesia, or Candida, and to target associated immune dysfunction.

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