HOW CHEMICAL INJURY/CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY AFFECTS THE BODY
CHEMICAL INJURY VICIOUS CYCLE
Vicious biochemical cycles scientists call neural sensitization perpetuates much chemical injury. This keeps causing ongoing injury. These cycles also causes chemical sensitivity. These cycles are discussed more in the factsheet NEW CHEMICAL INJURY TREATMENT.
DAMAGE CAUSING ACHING AND PAIN
The inflammation chemicals cause results in aching of joints and muscles. This can be confused with “fibromyalgia”, which is just a Latin word for aching muscles, tendons, etc. Any of the damaged areas can be painful. This can be experienced as nerve pain of sharp stabbing or tingling/buzzing type
Burning is a classic chemical injury pain and can affect eyes, nose, throat, tongue, lungs, urine outlet (urethra), skin, testicles of men, lobia/genital area of women; and rectum.
DAMAGE TO ABILITY TO MAKE ENERGY FOR ALL BODY FUNCTIONS
Free radicals can also attack membrane lipids and phospholipids.1,2 This can cause to severe damage to mitochondria, the cell structures that generate energy for every single body function. Thus the body has impaired function of brain cells, nerve cells and heart cells (which require high energy for normal function).
Energy damage impairs all body functions. This includes:
· low body temperature
· ability to produce hormones
· ability to absorb nutrients
· ability to generate digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid for digestion
· ability to make proteins for cell repair and maintenance
· ability to generate new cells
· ability to replace aging or damaged cells
· ability to maintain proper bone structure and density
· every other body function including impaired ability to detoxify.
Thus chemical exposure leads to increased free radicals,2 which impairs detoxification,2 which creates further free radicals,2 further detoxification impairment,2 another vicious cycle of ongoing chemical injury.
The body tries to clear out toxic substances and drugs by a process called detoxification. However, during this process some body injury can occur.
During the early phase of detoxification, there are often increased “free radicals” which can cause damage to the body.2 Free radicals are also produced during the biochemical cycle (called neural sensitization) which perpetuates chemical injury.3
Detoxification occurs in the liver, intestinal cells, lungs, kidneys and to some extent the brain.2 The increased free radicals in these organs can cause damage.2 Free radicals produced during detoxification include superoxide, peroxide and hydroxyl radicals, all very tissue damaging. These different types need different forms of antioxidants.
Chemical exposure leads to depletion of substances needed for detoxification.2 This leads to increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.4,5 Depletion of detoxification substances impairs ability to clear medications out of the body.6,7 It impairs hormone metabolism. It causes even more excess tissue damaging free radicals.2
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