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Can Mold Cause High Blood Pressure?

Can mold cause high blood pressure?

Do you have any of these symptoms?

  • Headaches - a dull pain surrounding the entire head
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fever - that you get on a pretty regular basis
  • Eye irritation
  • Depression - wouldn't it be good to know there is an actual CAUSE for your depression?
  • Brain fog
  • Rashes
  • Chronic coughing
  • High blood pressure
If these sound familiar to you as symptoms that you've been experiencing, you might want to check out if there is mold in your home or where you work.

I've got to admit, mold as a cause of high blood pressure really caught me off guard!

Yes….mold. That icky green/black stuff can actually be the cause of a physical issue or two that you or a loved one have been dealing with.

To be honest, I was really surprised to find that high blood pressure is one of the common symptoms of toxic mold!

Bear in mind, a doctor might hear your symptoms and not actually look into the REASON for why you have those symptoms.

Instead, he might give you a pill to take away your headache, high blood pressure, etc.

Mold can cause hypertension
But if you continue to have the symptoms if you don't take the medicine (for example, for a headache) or your rash has a hard time going away, etc….(you know what I'm talking about)…it might be time to check your home with a little more detail.

Yep! I Had Mold Issues Too!

A while back, my significant other and I lived in a home where there must have been a leak in the hot water heater. We didn't notice anything unusual for a looong time. But one day, I noticed that there was mold coming thru the bathroom wall.

You would think that it was from the shower, right? Maybe it was, but where the mold was even more rampant was on the garage wall opposite from the bathroom shower.  There was a HUGE black patch on the wall by the water heater.

That I know of, I didn't show any reactions from the mold. But when I look back on it, my significant other had a chronic cough (altho that could have been from smoking), and he was constantly depressed, altho he had medication for it.

Maybe it was from the mold, maybe not. Eventually, the moldy wall patch was replaced, but by then I had moved out for reasons I won't go into here.

I am curious tho if that had anything to do with his symptoms.

Ways to Prevent Mold

You may be surprised to find out that mold isn't just on surfaces. It is also in the air, both inside and outside the home. What you don't want is for the mold to attach itself to a spot and start growing.

Here are a few things you can do to stop mold growth:

  • Fix any leaks in your plumbing, your roof, etc.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products. I saw a few mold spots in my apartment bathroom wall a few years ago, and used white vinegar on them, then rinsed with water. The spots disappeared, and there haven't been any since then.
  • Add mold inhibitors to any home painting projects.
  • If your home floods, remove any carpets and/or upholstery that got wet. Dry out your home within 24 – 48 hours after flooding.

I am definitely not an expert on mold removal. But I did want to call your attention to how mold can affect your health.