Friday, January 14, 2011

Poligrip and Fixodent Linked to Alzheimer's

When poking around about early onset Alzheimer's Dementia, I was reminded about something I read some three years ago. It wasn't until today that we learned that both Poligrip and Fixodent had high levels of Zinc which penetrated the soft tissue of the gum, leading to all sorts of unexplained health issues including neuropathy, tingling in hands and feet, weakness in lower extremities, misdiagnosed MS, MD, Parkinson's Disease and a host of other life threatening ailments.

Well now, WB has worn dentures since he was in his twenties that required the above to keep them in place. Symptoms of neuropathy are weakness in the lower extremities and problems with ankle pain (he's had ankle reconstruction) problems with numbness, tingling and pain in the arms (he's had nerve blocks and complains daily with this) decline in motor function (check), confusion (check), abnoral high blood pressure (check, check, check) allergies (check) masked Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

WHOA. Could all of these symptoms for the past 30 plus years been in relationship to Zinc poisoning from using teeth glue in mass quantity for years and years and years?

On February 18, 2010 Glaxo Smith Kline announced that it plans to stop selling a number of Poligrip denture cream products and also plans to remove the ingredient Zinc from its existing denture cream product line. The announcement was reported by the Associated Press amid a growing number of lawsuits claiming that Zinc caused neurological damage and blood problems in denture cream users.

I intend to investigate this more and report my findings AFTER I contact our attorney about the lawsuits being filed against Glaxo Smith Kline and Proctor and Gamble. If you have any questions beforehand, let me know. Would be glad to share the info.

From an excerpt in WebMd:

“Zinc had previously been shown to contribute to the formation of plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, so it was logical for us to test the idea that zinc might also contribute to the formation of plaque-like drusen in the eye as well. AMD can be considered as the Alzheimer’s disease of the eye, in that both involve the build-up of proteins and metals like zinc and copper into microscopic clumps.

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