Dental/Cystitis Connection

Cystitis is often a very painful experience especially if one has been suffering for two years. That was the case of U.H., a 26 year-old medical doctor. U.H. suffered severe bladder pain for the past two years. Her medical colleagues prescribed the standard of care treatment of antibiotics and even morphine for the severe pain. But the unrelenting pain persisted for two years. The patient could not get any form of relief.

The patient was referred to our office for a second opinion. Using diagnostic testing procedures based on quantum physics, it was determined that the mercury that was leaking out of the patient’s fillings was present in the patient’s bladder. In addition, there were also two viruses present in the bladder. The patient was tested for herbal chelating agents and immune system nutrients to boost the body’s defenses and pull out the elemental mercury present in the bladder. Within 24 hours of implementing more appropriate therapy, the patient obtained 80% pain reduction.

The original research article below documents that elemental mercury that leaks out of the mercury fillings in patients’ teeth is excreted through the urine. Mercury creates irritation to the mucous lining and makes it more susceptible to bacterial and viral infection. The presence of mercury leaching out of fillings is rarely ever considered as a causal factor in cystitis. It is this clinician’s opinion that mercury from dental fillings provides a major source for causing cystitis and many other medical complaints.

Original Article — Urinary mercury concentrations associated with dental restorations in adult women aged 16–49 years: United States, 1999–2000

B A Dye, S E Schober, C F Dillon, R L Jones, C Fryar, M McDowell, T H Sinks Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD, USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Environmental Health, Atlanta, GA, USA Harris Orkand Information Services, Falls Church, VA, USA

Results: In women of childbearing age, approximately 13% of all posterior dental surfaces were restored with amalgams and the average urinary mercury level in women was low (1.34 μg/l). It is estimated that an increase of 1.8 μg/l in the log transformed values for mercury in urine would occur for each 10 dental surfaces restored with amalgam.

Author’s Comment: The entire basis on which homeopathy was established is that less is more. The more dilute the homeopathic remedy the more powerful its effect on the body. The fact that “low” levels of mercury were detected in the urine of the test subjects does not lessen the potential injurious effects of the mercury.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Recurrent cystitis is most often caused by a type of bacteria called E. coli, the leading cause of all urinary tract infections. About 25-50% of all young, healthy women who suffer their first infection will develop a second one within 6 months. Although the risk for cystitis increases with age, the incidence of recurrent infections is only about 10-20% for people over 60.

Risk factors for recurrent infections include sexual intercourse with multiple partners, use of spermicidal agents, genetic factors including a family history of recurrent infections, first infection at a young age, multiple mercury fillings and certain anatomic abnormalities of the female pelvis. Diabetes and hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) are other well-known risk factors for the development of urinary tract infections and may contribute to their reappearance.

Patients who do not empty their bladder completely may also be at risk for developing repeated infections.

The symptoms of recurrent infections are the same as for first episodes and include:

  • Painful or burning urination
  • Urinary frequency and urgency
  • Dark, foul-smelling urine
  • Bloody urine (rare)

Signs and tests:
Analysis of the urine shows the presence of white blood cells, occasionally red blood cells, and the type of bacteria that is responsible for the infection (usually E. coli ). A urine culture can also determine the type of bacteria that is in the urine, as well as which antibiotics will work against that bacteria. Also use of quantum testing can determine which herbal supplements will be effective against infectious agents like E. coli or viruses.

If an infection is severe, lasting for more than a few days, and accompanied by fevers and back pain, your doctor may also order an ultrasound or CT scan, as well as other blood tests, to make sure there is no infection of your kidneys. If some physical abnormality is suspected as the cause of the infections, other tests may be ordered, including an intravenous pyelogram, a study using dye to trace the flow of urine through your kidneys and bladder.

A mild case of cystitis may go away on its own without treatment. Because of the risk of the infection spreading to the kidneys, however, antibiotics are usually recommended. It is important that you finish the entire course of prescribed antibiotics.

In children, cystitis should be treated promptly with antibiotics to protect their developing kidneys. In the elderly, prompt treatment is recommended due to the greater chances of deadly complications.

Commonly used antibiotics include:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Doxycycline (should not be used under age 8)
  • Cephalosporins
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Sulfa drugs (sulfonamides)
  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
  • Quinolones (should not be used in children)

Most non-elderly adult women only need 3 days of antibiotics. If the infection has spread to one of the kidneys, you may need to be admitted to a hospital so you can receive fluids and antibiotics through a vein.

A chronic or recurrent UTI should be treated thoroughly because of the chance of kidney infection. Antibiotics may need to be given for a long period of time (as long as 6 months to 2 years), or stronger antibiotics may be needed than for single, uncomplicated episodes of cystitis.

Phenazopyridine hydrochloride (Pyridium) may be used to reduce the burning and urgency associated with cystitis. In addition, acidifying medications such as ascorbic acid may be recommended to decrease the concentration of bacteria in the urine.

If an anatomical abnormality is present, surgery to correct the problem may be recommended.

Author’s Comment: If treatment does not achieve resolution within a reasonable time frame (three months), physicians must look for other causes and treatment modalities to solve the problem. There is no need for any patient to suffer for two years. The technology now exists to quickly and accurately diagnose and select effective appropriate treatment.

The patient’s medical colleagues prescribed the standard of care treatment for the severe pain … but the pain persisted for two years …

Dr. Gerald H. Smith

About The Author

Dr. Gerald H. Smith is certified by the World Organization for Natural Medicine to practice natural medicine globally. He is also a certified dental practitioner. His broad base of post-graduate training in dentistry and natural medicine enabled him to integrate many health care specialties.


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