Environmental Medicine

Environmental Medicine - Triggered Illnesses

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.


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