Mercury toxicity may be associated with tremors, poor coordination, inflamed gums, loss of ability to speak, high blood pressure, diabetic tendencies, cognitive problems, poor memory, irritability, fatigue, insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders, decreased immunity, mental disturbances, personality changes, loss of self confidence, food cravings, facial and back pain, loss or appetite, numbness, tingling, muscular weakness, impaired vision and hearing, allergic conditions, asthma, and multiple sclerosis. Sources of exposure: dental amalgam fillings, laxatives containing calomel, some hemorrhoid suppositories, inks used by some printers and tattooers, wood preservatives, solvents, drugs, plastics, contaminated fish.
Intravenous EDTA chelation removes heavy metals from the bloodstream. Homeopathic dilutions of aluminum stimulate the release of heavy metals from all tissues of the body. Frequent saunas may also be beneficial.