What began with debilitating fatigue, grew to accompany insomnia, blurred vision, painful sinus headaches, extreme allergies (to everything), food intolerances, candida, never-ending chronic infections, exhaustion, a consistent feeling of being tired yet wired, and hypo-thyroid issues. Everything became incredibly overwhelming. Darkness clouded over me like a shadow of death; I became depressed, anxious, and frustrated. I had gone mad, and my life had fallen apart. I was living in a bubble, and a normal existence seemed like an impossible dream.
The data from this study revealed that amalgam sensitive individuals are quite heterogeneous with respect to treatment effects and that there may be a true association between symptoms and mercury levels in subgroups. Therefore, the question of 'amalgam sensitivity' should concentrate more on individual vulnerability, either in the form of biological (e.g. genetic) or psychosocial (e.g. personality, experiences, health beliefs and concerns) predispositions.
This experiment has shown the following facts about the exposure of rats to an amalgam dust created by a high speed handpiece: 1.) The dust is almost immediately absorbed into the blood stream as shown by immediate increases detected by measuring the blood mercury content. 2. The heart receives extremely high levels of mercury within minutes after exposure. Eighty one times higher than the control level.
Because of the reduced effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria and viruses in the presence of mercury we considered dental amalgam in the human mouth to be a potential hazard for the individual's health. During the process of removing the amalgam by drilling, mercury entered the body of the subject. Significant deposits of mercury, previously non-existent, were found in the lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart.
People with amalgam fillings have higher concentrations of mercury in blood, plasma, urine & body organs than people without amalgam fillings. Long-lasting reductions in intra-oral and general health complaints in the treatment group were significantly different from the reference group. In the treatment group, intra-oral and general health complaints were significantly reduced 3 years after replacement of amalgam fillings.
Rebecca Lee's eight mercury filling removals sent her health into a tailspin. Read on as she tells of her health hegira (a journey, especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation).
This study showed that dental amalgam had a statistically significant impact on the mercury levels found in plasma and urine in the patients tested, and that the use of a rubber dam during removal of all amalgam restorations significantly reduced the peak of mercury in plasma following removal.
In this study we performed the MELISA® test on patients with health problems suspected to be related to amalgam. Lymphocyte reactivity was studied prior to and after the replacement of biological incompatible dental restorations. It was found that replacement of incompatible dental materials down-regulated metalspecific responses in sensitized individuals.
Patients with certain autoimmune and allergic diseases, such as systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune thyroiditis or atopic eczema, often show increased lymphocyte stimulation by low doses of inorganic mercury in vitro. The results show that mercury-containing amalgam may be an important risk factor for patients with autoimmune diseases who are sensitized to mercury. Hence, the removal of amalgam fillings is a useful complementary treatment for such patients.
We evaluated treatment of patients suffering from chronic ill health with a multitude of symptoms associated with metal exposure from dental amalgam. The hypothesis that metal exposure from dental amalgam can cause ill health in a susceptible part of the exposed population was supported. Further research is warranted to develop laboratory tests to support identification of the group of patients responding to current therapy.
This paper investigates the hypothesis that mercury from silver dental fillings (amalgam) may be related to multiple sclerosis (MS). It compares blood findings between MS subjects who had their amalgams removed to MS subjects with amalgams. A health questionnaire found that MS subjects with amalgams had significantly more (33.7%) exacerbations during the past 12 months compared to the MS volunteers with amalgam removal.
In this study, people with amalgam suffered more symptoms such as depression, anger, hostility, psychotism, and were more obsessive-compulsive than the patients with such fillings removed. These data suggested that the poorer mental health status exhibited by multiple sclerosis subjects with dental amalgam fillings may be associated with mercury toxicity from the amalgam.
I am one of the few dentists in the Orange, Riverside, and L.A. counties who has the experience and special equipment required for the mercury safe protocol recommended by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, so patients do not inhale toxic mercury vapors.
In a group of 465 patients diagnosed as having chronic mercury toxicity CMT, 32.3% had severe fatigue, 88.8% had memory loss, and 27.5% had depression. A significant correlation was found between CMT and the ApoE4. Removal of amalgam mercury fillings combined with appropriate treatment resulted in a significant symptom reduction to levels reported by healthy subjects.
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