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Triggered Illnesses

Potential Causes

The following lists of illnesses have been documented to have potential environmental triggers. This does not mean that these illnesses are always environmentally triggered, but there is a strong probability that environmental causes are contributing to these illnesses.

  • Systemic Illness:
    Alcoholism, obesity, and tobacco use
  • Cardiovascular Disorders:
    Migraine headaches, arrhythmias, vasculitis, thrombophlebitis, hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction, edema and fluid retention syndromes
  • Eye/ENT Disorders:
    Conjunctivitis, eczema of the eyelids, blurring of vision, photophobia, laryngeal edema, Meniere's Disease, recurrent otitis media, rhinitis, sinusitis, frequent colds, vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and pressure in the ear
  • Pulmonary Disorders:
    Asthma, pneumonias, chronic bronchitis, COPD
  • Endocrine Dysfunction:
    Thyroid dysfunction, fibrocystic breast disease, PMS
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders:
    Aphthous stomatitis (canker sores), gastric and duodenal ulcers, chronic gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, infantile enterocolitis, eosinophilic esophagitis/gastroenteritis, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, certain malabsorption syndromes, and gut flora dysbiosis
  • Hematologic Disorders:
    Certain anemias, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
  • Genitourinary Disorders:
    Glomerulonephritis, nephritic syndrome, chronic cystitis, recurrent vaginitis,and enuresis (nocturnal bed-wetting)
  • Neurologic Disorders:
    Fatigue, brain fog, certain seizure disorders, sleep disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and various cognitive and memory disorders
  • Neurobehavioral and Psychiatric Disorders:
    ADHD, manic-depressive illness, eating disorders, schizophrenia, panic disorders, irritability, anxiety, spaciness, and chronic fatigue
  • Rheumatologic Disorders:
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, fibromyalgia, myalgia and arthralgia (aching joints).
  • Skin Disorders:
    Eczema, urticaria (hives), angioedema, Scleroderma, and atopic dermatitis
  • Cancers