Toxic Core

Coral Gables Executive Physicians

Concierge Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Coral Gables, FL

Everywhere you go throughout your entire life, you’re at risk of exposure to potentially harmful toxins that can lead to many unpleasant and sometimes dangerous conditions. Robert H. Thomas, MD, FACP, and the team at Coral Gables Executive Physicians in Coral Gables, Florida, use the Toxic CORE test to evaluate the levels of toxins in your body so you can get rid of them before they affect your health. Call Coral Gables Executive Physicians today to find out more.

Toxic Core Q&A

What is a Toxic CORE?

Toxic CORE, also known as toxic effects CORE, is a blood test you can have to find out whether your health is under threat from environmental toxins.

Over the years, your body builds up what’s known as the toxic body burden. Environmental toxins are all around you, in the air, water, and food, and where you live and work. You could have suffered exposure to numerous toxic substances throughout your life, which remain in your body’s tissues.

Many of these toxic substances can have harmful effects on your health. However, undergoing a toxic CORE test at Coral Gables Executive Physicians shows you whether there are any toxins in your system that could be making you sick.

What conditions can environmental toxins cause?

Environmental toxins can cause a variety of conditions affecting all your body’s systems and organs. Examples include:

  • Allergies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Certain cancers
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Chronic neurological illnesses
  • Development disorders
  • Liver toxicity

People often suffer from odd or vague collections of symptoms that don’t seem to fit a particular disease. These types of problems are frequently due to exposure to environmental toxins.

What environmental toxins does a toxic CORE test look for?

The toxic CORE test the team at Coral Gables Executive Physicians uses looks for 45 different toxic chemicals. The types of chemicals the test can detect include:

  • Volatile solvents
  • Chlorinated pesticides
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls
  • Organophosphates
  • Bisphenol A
  • Phthalates
  • Parabens

The toxic CORE test is useful for defining which types of toxins could be causing your symptoms.

Where are toxins found?

You don’t have to work with hazardous chemicals to suffer exposure to toxins. In fact, toxins are everywhere. Modern lifestyles increase toxin exposure too. Toxins aren’t usually visible to the naked eye, but you might see contaminated dust, soil, or house dust as you breathe it in or when it gets on your skin.

Many toxins you’d be completely unaware of, for example, pesticides on fruits and vegetables, contaminated water, or chemical vapors. You can also start storing toxins before you’re born, from your mother’s blood.

Having a toxic CORE test can tell you exactly what there is in your system that could be causing or contributing to any health problems you have. The test can also tell you if any toxin levels in your body are high enough to be a potential threat, even if you feel fine at the moment.

Once they know if you have any toxins in your body at levels high enough to cause health issues, your provider at Coral Gables Executive Physicians can help with treatments to clear them from your body.

Find out more about the benefits of having a toxic CORE test by calling Coral Gables Executive Physicians today.