Coupled with cancer from titanium implants, one concern I have stems from knowing approx 85% of our immune health is in our gut, so what effect alone will the titanium implants have on the gut flora?
With the titanium implants attached directly to the gut, it could hinder an otherwise already healthy gut flora environment, that prior, didn't have IBD. But then the IBD condition manifests due to the implant toxicity.
The good gut flora would have no defense against the metal toxicity.
In this article there are study citations from "The Journal of American Dental Association" in regards to titanium implants.
I've quoted some case studies regarding titanium implants.
Cases of intolerance to metal implants have been reported over the years, and the removal of this incompatible dental material has resulted in reduced metal sensitivity and long-term health improvement in the majority of patients.Titanium has the potential to induce hypersensitivity as well as other immunological dysfunctions.
One study investigated 56 patients who developed severe health problems after receiving titanium-based dental implants. These medical problems included muscle, joint, and nerve pain; chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological problems; depression; and skin inflammation.
Removal of the implants resulted in a dramatic improvement in the patients’ symptoms, as well as a decrease in many patients’ sensitivity to titanium.
For example, a 54-year-old man with a titanium dental implant and four titanium screws in his vertebra was so sick that he could not work. He suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, cognitive impairment, Parkinson-like trembling, and severe depression.
Six months after the removal of the implants and screws, he was able to return to work.
In another case, a 14-year-old girl developed inflammatory lesions on her face six months after being fitted with titanium orthodontal brackets.She was also mentally and physically exhausted, and her reactivity to titanium sky rocketed.
Within nine months of replacing the brackets with a metal-free material, her facial lesions had almost completely healed, she was healthy and active, and her sensitivity to titanium returned to a normal level.
"Titanium Implants Can Cause Cancer"
Another complication of the use of implanted titanium is its potential to induce the abnormal proliferation of cells (neoplasia), which can lead to the development of malignant tumors and cancer. Through rare, it is a well-known complication of orthopedic surgery that involves the implantation of metallic hardware.
Furthermore, researchers recently uncovered the first reported case of a sarcoma arising in association with a dental implant.As described in the August 2008 issue of JADA (The Journal of the American Dental Association).
A 38-year-old woman developed bone cancer eleven months after receiving a titanium dental implant. Luckily, she was successfully treated with chemotherapy, but the authors recommended further research into the tumor-causing potential of dental implants in light of their increasing popularity and their ability to last for longer periods of time.
ME: Interestingly they say they "recommend further research", yet a large body of the public is finding that "further recommended research" on many things medically are not done simply because further research would indeed provide the data that casts light on true dangers. And that cuts into profit.
With further research halted much of the time due to this fact, realistically we don't get true numbers that honestly qualify which disease conditions stemming from titanium implants, are "rare" or not.
At least we are intelligent enough and have the resources today to be more discerning and help ourselves by gathering more fact; when "informed consent" is swayed much of the time in favour of industry and profit margins.
As far as litigation goes, following many products, I'll be interested to see what happens 5 years after the titanium ostomy implants hit the market and are in use.
Our gov has issued warning and acknowledged the link with cancer and titanium dioxide on their site, though what they share with the public of course is limited.
That said, anything titanium feels like something I will personally have to walk by.
But as said, at least by research we can all get as informed as realistically possible to make the best decisions we can for ourselves when it comes to our bodies to maintain, or further our quality of life.
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