Sick Building Syndrome

Below you will find more information about Sick Building Syndrome from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Sick Building Syndrome and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Sick Building Syndrome comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Sick building syndrome is a collection of ailments due to a poorly maintained workplace. This can be due to structural defects, poor ventilation and facilities, as well as disorganized arrangement of offices.

Diagnosis

Sick building syndrome can be diagnosed by the symptoms present in not just one but a multitude of persons working at the same office building.

Treatment

Treatment for the sick building syndrome is by management of the symptoms. Proper maintenance of facilities as well as keeping up with good sanitation procedures are a must to help reduce the onset of the syndrome.

Symptoms and Signs

Sick building syndrome is presented by recurring headache, migraine, and allergies a person experiences while at the office.

Causes

The main cause of the syndrome is due to the poor working conditions of the building. This can be brought about by poor design and lack of maintenance of the facilities. Environmental factors can be a cause as well.

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