Men’s Healthy Aging & Mold Health Effects

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Men’s Healthy Aging & Mold Health Effects

Men tend to be more likely to neglect their physical health and well-being compared to women. According to aging experts men frequently put off regular physical exams, forget to take medication, get vaccines, exercise regularly and eat a well-balanced healthy diet.


Many older men have a “tough” or “macho” attitude when it comes to taking care of their health. Men have a habit to only go to see a doctor only when they are very ill or very uncomfortable. This approach to health is especially risky for older men who are at increased risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart and kidney disorders, stroke, lung diseases, cancer and other diseases of later life. Due to various ailments and other physical concerns, certain issues get pushed to the wayside that cannot be overlooked. If you have an aging relative you suspect may have mold exposure, it’s important to address the issue with them right away. If they are unwilling to take care of the problem, then you need to insist that they do so or possibly take matters into your own hands.

Healthy people can experience many annoying or even dangerous symptoms due to the presence of mold. People with allergy/breathing issues, pregnant women, compromised immune systems, children and the elderly are especially impacted. Certain types of black mold can be very dangerous and the elderly are at a higher risk. When it comes to mold, people often don’t realize it’s an issue because mold symptoms can be mistaken for other things such as allergies or asthma. Some common symptoms are fatigue, congestion, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, headaches, itchy skin and eyes, difficulty breathing and other flu-like symptoms. Long-term exposure to mold spores can have a serious impact on anyone, but can be especially serious for the elderly. They will likely experience mold symptoms more quickly and severely than healthy, younger individuals.

It is important to keep in mind that mold symptoms do not occur overnight. It takes prolonged exposure to mold spores and inhaling the spores over an extended period of time. Mold is never good when present inside your home. If you are concerned that you may have a potential mold problem, make sure to contact a professional. The importance of controlling the mold dangers for a growing elderly population is imperative.

With the elderly population living with indoor mold, it will not only impact their health and quality of life, but also potentially cause a substantial increase in medical bills. If you are concerned you may have mold in your home and it could be impacting you and your loved ones, please contact a licensed mold professional. You may also visit our “Resources and Information” page on our website at www.compmold.com for more information.