Evidence Mercury May Be an Etiological Factor in Multiple Sclerosis

 Mercury is one of the most hazardous metals, with the potential to cause a wide range of health problems. The researchers wanted to see if mercury was the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) by comparing 88 MS-related features to mercury levels. All but five factors were found to be associated to mercury, with the remaining five factors having insufficient evidence to be linked to mercury in some way.

MS is characterised by nerve demyelination, and mercury is known to cause nerve demyelination. The basal ganglia, Bell’s palsy, brain atrophy and shrinkage, brain scarring, dysmetria, myelin basic protein, myelin oliodendrocytes, glycoprotein, oligoclonal bands, oligodendrocytes, ciliary neutrophil factor, white matter, axon and myelin damage, electroencephlography, and brainstem auditory evoked potentials are all involved in Autoimmunity, cytokine alterations, gamma globulins, Epstein Barr virus, T cells, herpes virus, and urinary infections are all examples of immune system abnormalities.

Hormones and biochemistry such myelin basic protein, myelin oliodendrocytes, glycoprotein, estriol, free radicals, glial cells, glucosteroids, female hormones, and inrerferon undergo similar changes.

Mercury exposure was revealed to be responsible for all 32 physical symptoms of MS, as well as all 7 mental health symptoms and all 11 ocular symptoms, according to the study.

The researchers hypothesised that people living in southern latitudes are more exposed to the sun, and that the higher levels of vitamin D, an anti-inflammatory, may assist to mitigate mercury-induced inflammation.

According to studies, there is a link between MS and dental caries and dental amalgams. Dental amalgams are the most prevalent source of mercury, according to the WHO. According to the study, mercury is most likely an etiological factor in multiple sclerosis.

Author(s) Details:

Robert Siblerud,
Rocky Mountain Research Institute, USA.

Joachim Mutter,
Environmental Medicine, 784467 Konstance Germany.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/NICB-V8/article/view/6281

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