Mercury toxicity

The treatment of mercury or heavy metal toxicity is slow and arduous but can be successful.

by Dr. Nicholas Meyer — 

“My neurologist will not listen to me!” I am hearing this more and more, especially when it comes to a patient- derived notion that he/she might have mercury toxicity. It seems there is a sort of medical conspiracy with respect to mercury.

Lead is the favored poster child for toxicity in paint, but given the number of people with mercury dental fillings, why should there be any question regarding the possibility of its toxicity?

So you think you might have a medical problem and are trying to figure out what is wrong. Your bevy of physicians just shrug their shoulders and play “pass the patient.”

Armed with your own information, you ask the doctor about mercury. You are ignored, but you press on. Next you are met with a blank stare. And then you are given a prescription for some psychotropic drug because you are obviously delirious for even thinking you might have mercury poisoning.

Perhaps the physicians are just protecting themselves. If they take a look at mercury toxicity and find out you have it, they do not have a medical treatment for it. One form of treatment is chelation using mercury-specific agents, but in their world, chelation is only a suitable treatment for lead poisoning. If you do not have that, then they cannot help you. So, what is the use?

Enter complementary medicine, a discipline that is comprised of a myriad of practitioners who believe that it is possible to become mercury toxic because they have seen cases of it. These practitioners are compassionate and understanding, and select their treatments through their experiences, just like neurologists.

The treatment of mercury or heavy metal toxicity is slow and arduous but can be successful. Based on a patient’s tolerance, a multitude of successful therapies can be tried.

Using the services of a qualified practitioner can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful course of action with respect to recovery.

 

Nicholas Meyer, D.D.S., D.N.M., is a general dentist in Scottsdale, Ariz., who has a special interest in developmental disturbances of the facial complex that contribute to such maladies as TMJ, snoring and sleep apnea. www.milldental.com, DrMeyer@milldental.com or 480-948-0560.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 5, October/November 2012.

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