Certain types of molds, like the “black mold” that can develop in homes or offices when there is chronic dampness and limited air circulation, can lead to serious illness. This is particularly true for some individuals who appear to have less ability to eliminate mold-related toxins from their bodies. Exposure to high concentrations of mold spores over an extended period that results in the accumulation of these toxins in the body, a condition known as “biotoxicity” or “neurotoxicity.”

The painful symptoms of mold toxicity are similar to the symptoms of a variety of other disease conditions, including fibromyalgia, migraine or chronic headaches, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Lyme Disease, recurrent sinus infections or chronic sinusitis and asthma that is unresponsible to conventional therapy. Biotoxicity symptoms also can mimic those of certain autoimmune diseases, such as psoriatic arthritis, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.

Unfortunately, if the underlying cause of your pain or illness is mold toxicity and your treatment plan does not include a detoxification regimen, your overall recovery is very likely to be incomplete and far slower than it needs to be.

At the Kaplan Center our physicians have years of experience treating patients with biotoxicity and other chronic pain conditions, and we completely reject the notion that “you just have to live with it.”

At your first visit, your Kaplan physician will take time exploring the onset of your condition, the specific nature of your symptoms and the overall status of your health. You’ll also be asked about the medications and therapies you’ve tried in the past, and what has and hasn’t worked for you. To gather additional information about your condition, specialized diagnostic laboratory testing may be necessary.

After reviewing all of the factors contributing to your condition, your physician will spend time talking with you about your diagnosis and working with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate pain, but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms. Many patients find that addressing the toxicity disorder has alleviated or resolved their longstanding medical problems.

We offer a multitude of effective treatment options, including:

We’re here for you, and we want to help. Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible.

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