Diseases

Diseases

 

People with metal hypersensitivity may have numerous symptoms associated with an overactive immune system, including chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pain, cognitive impairment, depression, headaches, fibromyalgia and skin rashes.

 

Increased reactivity to metals has been found in the following diseases:

• Multiple Sclerosis (Prochazkova 2003, 2006, Stejskal 2006)
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Stejskal 1994, 1999)
• Rheumatoid Arthritis (Prochazkova 2003, Stejskal 2006)
• Crohn’s Disease
• Fibromyalgia (Öckert 2006)
• Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (Pleva 2000)
• Cardiovascular disease
• Lupus Erythematosis (Prochazkova 2003)
• Oral Lichen Planus (Stejskal 1996)
• Oral burning and itching (Stejskal 2006)
• Skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis, (Prochazkova 2003; Venclikova 2003) (Kohdera, Ionescu)
• Sjögren’s syndrome (Prochazkova 2003)
• Autoimmune thyroiditis (Sterzl 1999, Prochazkova 2003, 2006, Hybenova 2010)

 

Also, the prevalence of metal hypersensitivity in patients with implants is significantly higher than in the general population, with an even higher rate among patients with failed or failing implanted devices. (Hallab)