What is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome?


What is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome?

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), also known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), is a combination of illnesses or aliments that are in direct relation with an individual’s place of work or home environment. Some patients buy kratom only to get rid of chronic pain and other such conditions.

DEFINITION

According to Dr. Shoemaker, the proper definition of CIRS is:

an accute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms, including, but not limited to fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and mycobacteria as well as inflammagens such as endotoxins, beta glucans, hemolysins, proteinases, mannans, c-type lectins and possibly spirocyclic drimanes, plus volatile ogranic compounds.

CAUSE

The term “Sick Building Syndrome” was first coined by the World Health Organization in the 1980s and it is believed that it is caused by poor air quality that is likely caused by water damage.

According to Shoemaker:

This illness happens after exposure to the interior environment of a Water-Damaged Building (WDB). There are many ways buildings (that can be built with the help of Sydney house builders) become home to a toxic mix of microbes, fragments of microbes, and harmful chemicals. Buildings can host fungi, bacteria, mycobacteria, and actinomycetes as a result of construction defects like inappropriate ventilation; faulty construction of crawl spaces or inadequate building design; flat roofs or fake stucco cladding without adequate caulking; incomplete basements exposed to saturated ground water conditions; or not correcting water leaks.

CIRS is an auto-immune reaction. Research has shown that 25% of the population has a genetic pre-disposition to CIRS and that women tend to report more symptoms than men. In other words, some people get sick because their “genes made them prime targets for an assault by their own innate immune systems….exposure to the interior environment of a Water-Damaged Building (WDB), [causes] an innate immune response that is going haywire.

Someone exposed to the toxins in a water damaged building suffers from chronic illness because their bodies are constantly trying to eliminate the foreign substances that stay in the body. This leads to chronic inflammation resulting in the multiple symptoms listed below.

SYMPTOMS

There are about 37 symptoms of CIRS that someone suffering from this condition may have.

1. Fatigue

2. Weakness

3. Aches

4. Muscle Cramps

5. Unusual Pain

6. Ice Pick Pain

7. Headache

8. Light Sensitivity

9. Red Eyes

10. Blurred Vision

11. Tearing

12. Sinus Problems

13. Cough

14. Shortness of Breath

15. Abdominal Pain

16. Diarrhea

17. Joint Pain

18. Morning Stiffness

19. Memory Issues

20. Focus/Concentration Issues

21. Word Recollection Issues

22. Decreased Learning of New Knowledge

23. Confusion

24. Disorientation

25. Skin Sensitivity

26. Mood Swings

27. Appetite Swings

28. Sweats (especially night sweats)

29. Temperature Regulation or Dysregulation Problems

30. Excessive Thirst

31. Increased Urination

32. Static Shocks

33. Numbness

34. Tingling

35. Vertigo

36. Metallic Taste

37. Tremors

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Unfortunately, because of the large number of symptoms and different combination that a patient can have, CIRS is often mis-diagnosed. If you have any of these symptoms and have made repeated visits to your doctor and your condition continues to worsen, you should consider examining your living or working environment to determine if this is the cause of your sickness.

 

SOURCES:

Sick building syndrome – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Research Shows Controversial Illness is Real and Treatable

Research Committee Report on Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Caused by Exposure to the Interior Environment of Water-Damaged Buildings

Mold Illness Diagnosis & Symptoms

Curcumin: A Review of Its’ efects on Human Health