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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
 
Standard Definition

Some sensitive individuals are prone to reactions to any number of chemicals found in food (some natural), water, air, furniture, clothes and other materials, and are diagnosed with the condition of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Often they can pinpoint the initial trigger and often describe "not feeling well since..." In some cases it is severely disabling or disruptive to a normal modern life.

It is essential that you be thoroughly assessed for other possible problems before this conditon be diagnosed. Like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MCS does not have a specific set of symptoms or a specific diagnostic test and as such many people may go undiagnosed for many years.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is often seen as a condition of the 21st Century. At no time in history has the world been exposed to such a range of chemicals through food, water and air. Human evolution is a slow, adaptive process to the environment that is not able to keep up with the types and cocktails of chemicals that the body is exposed to.

The underlying disruption may involve a hypersensitive or underfunctioning immune system, poor liver function and inflammatory factors. The process is complex and not fully understood.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Overexposure to chemicals
  • Exposure to a mix of chemicals that have unexpected reactions or effects on the body
  • Heavy metal exposure
  • Poor liver function, poor digestive function
  • Malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies
  • Chronic illness, poor immune function, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Stress
  • Biochemical imbalances, inherited sensitivities
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
 
  • Fatigue, malaise, lethargy
  • Mood changes, depression, anxiety, psychiatric problems
  • Muscle weakness, muscle or joint aches, arthritis
  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Skin rashes or eruptions, eczema, dermatitis
  • Headaches, migraines, visual disturbances, dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, bloating
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Respiratory mucous, sinusitis, coated tongue
  • Poor immune function, recurrent infections
All these symptoms may or may not immediately follow exposure to offending chemical/s.
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Digestive function assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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