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Increased inflammation of the peripheral nerves

Polyneuropathy is characterized by chronic inflammation that gradually degenerates the nerves over time. At first, the sensitivity is impaired, and later on also the motor skills (mobility).

This can be caused by chronic viral infections or, more rarely, bacterial infections. More plausible as a cause, however, are common environmental toxins, especially organic solvents and pesticides from the consumption of wine, fruit, vegetables, salads, nuts, and seeds – frequently, if they come from Asia and South or Central America – and wood preservatives, surfactants from soaps, shampoos, detergents, dishwashing liquids and other fat-soluble toxins from the group of chlorinated hydrocarbons. An example of this is the PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls), which is still omnipresent and exists in several hundred variations. It was Monsanto' s first major global bestseller (renamed Twix since it was taken over by Bayer). PCB is not only used in hydraulic oils to ensure their gliding properties but also for concrete casting in building construction to facilitate the easy removal of wooden molds. PCB is also used in paints, varnishes, and adhesives to improve their spreadability. Evidently, it evaporates for decades and thus contaminates animals and humans. Hundreds of millions of tons of PCBs have been sold worldwide.

The damaging mechanism is a disturbance of the structure and function of the lipid sheaths (fat sheaths = myelin sheath) of sensory and motor nerve fibres. Radical metabolic products may be formed (Berufskrankheiten aktuell, No. 26/27, Dec. 1999, AbeKra-Verlag, p. 10).

INUSpheresis® enables us to remove many, often also the causative environmental toxins from the body.

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