Symptoms of Chronic Mercury Toxicity
MENTAL AND NEUROLOGICAL:
Inability to concentrate, insomnia, dizziness, migraine and other headaches, forgetfulness, emotional instability, irritability, unprovoked anger, fearfulness, anxiety, nervousness, panic attacks, exaggerated response to stimuli, electrical sensitivity, insomnia, tremors/trembling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, or tongue, ataxia (clumsiness), vision problems, hearing problems and deafness, shakiness or tremors, trembling, shivering, numbness, facial paralysis, loss of self confidence, shyness, withdrawal, timidity, easily embarrassed, electrical sensitivity, drowsiness, indecision, depression, mood swings, a feeling of being disconnected, suicidal tendencies, damages blood-brain barrier. Mercury is considered a factor in causing Multiple Sclerosis, ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease, motor neuron disease), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism. Mercury blocks glutamate re-uptake, makes excito-toxins such as MSG and aspartame (a.k.a. Nutrasweet) even more dangerous. Mercury is more neuro-toxic than lead, cadmium and even arsenic and acts in synergy with such other toxins.
Bleeding gums, metallic taste, foul breathe, burning sensation in the mouth, excessive salivation, ulcers in the mouth, leukoplakia (white patches), oral lichen planus, Bell’s palsy, gingivitis, burning sensation in the mouth or throat, periodontal infection, oral galvanism (electrical currents and voltages inside the mouth).
Dizziness, ringing in the ears.
Glaucoma, restricted or dim vision.
Constipation, diarrhea, cramps, leaky gut, yeast disorders, food sensitivities, indigestion, mal-absorption, colitis (inflamed, bleeding colon), Crohn’s disease.
IMMUNE FUNCTION, AUTO-IMMUNE DISORDERS:
Mercury overexcites the humoral immune system (the Bcells) even while it suppresses cellular immunity (involving T-cells). Mercury overly activates the microglia (immune cells) in the brain, causing more free radical damage and release of two damaging excito-toxins, glutamate and quinolinic acid. Weakens cellular immunity increasing vulnerability to colds, flu, Lyme’s disease and other infections. Bacterial, viral, fungal and mycobacterial infections, aggressive and invasive yeast colonies and biofilms as well as bacterial infections are more difficult to overcome due to the suppressive effects of mercury and the other toxic metals – tin, copper, silver, zinc, nickel, chromium, palladium and cadmium – that are used in dentistry. Periodontal infection is linked to the presence of amalgam by many studies. Allergies, eczema. Illness such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, hypothyroidism, Grave’s disease, and other auto-immune disorders. Mercury Poisoning depletes glutathione, the main antioxidant and detoxifier throughout the body, thus making it harder to detoxify anything else, and making the person more vulnerable and “chemically sensitive”.
Causing red blood cells to clump or stick together, causes abnormality in white blood cell counts (too high or too low), sluggish lymph flaw making lymph vessels clog. Irregular heartbeat, heart palpitations, rapid heartbeat, feeble or irregular pulse; high or irregular blood pressure; pain or pressure in the chest, cholesterol damage and triglycerides. Idiopathic myocarditis. Mercury will act synergistically with other heavy metals such as cadmium (used in dentures and root canals), lead, iron, copper, etc.
Mercury from amalgams easily concentrates in the hypothalamus and the pituitary, resulting in mood disorders and depression and disruptions of the entire endocrine system; adrenal function adversely affect, depletion of vitamin C in the adrenals; and the ovaries, resulting in stress responses and infertility problems; low thyroid function (hypothyroidism) – cold hands and feet, subnormal body temperature, weight gain, obesity, sluggish metabolism, slower intellect, depression, loss of libido.
Hyperthyroidism and Grave’s disease are also possible. Fluoride also harms thyroid function and other endocrine function.
Disorders caused by mercury include lack of sperm mobility, toxic sperm, endometriosis (an auto-immune disorder), PMS, infertility, miscarriages, cleft palate and other birth defects, loss of libido (sex drive), poor sexual performance.