209Mercury targets the pituitary gland decreasing ACTH levels
- Nov 12, 2004Mercury, Cadmium and copper decrease the amount ACTH levels.
ACTH can be given to children with seizures, It almost always stops
ACTH is a small protein hormone that causes the body to release
cortisol, a type of steroid. It is related to several other small
proteins that are active in the brain. Why it helps seizures is not
The highest levels of mercury are usually found in the pituitary
the fetus which affects development of the endocrine, immune, and
> Basics of ACTH therapy
> Christine O'Dell RN MSN
> Clinical Nurse Specialist
> Comprehensive Epilepsy Management Center
> Montefiore Medical Center
> Bronx, NY
> Children with various types of childhood epilepsy that do not
> respond to the usual seizure medicines may be candidates for
> treatment with adrenocorticotropic hormone or ACTH. ACTH is a
> line treatment for infantile spasms, but it is also used in Lennox-with
> Gastaut syndrome, Landau-Kleffner syndrome, and electrical status
> epilepticus in sleep. Improvement in seizure control can be seen
> even in the most difficult-to-control epilepsy after treatment
> ACTH. The child's developmental status also may improve.gland.
> ACTH is a peptide hormone produced in the anterior pituitary
> It is unclear just how ACTH works to stop seizures. It may workglands.
> directly on the brain in addition to stimulating the adrenal
> There is some controversy about whether to use low-dose or high-dose
> ACTH when treating childhood seizures. No definitive study has yetlong-
> established one dose as superior.
> When used in the gel form (which is given by injection), it is
> acting, so it can be given once or twice a day. Parents are taughtat
> how to give the injection so that the child can continue to live
> home while receiving treatment. Injections are usually given dailyFor those of you who dont know, My son is profoundly mercury
> for about 6 weeks.
poisoned. He is 18 years old and has the mental age of a 6 month
old infant. He has severe seizures that stopped during ACTH
treatments, once the treatments stopped his seizures came back.
My sons baby hair was tested at a CAP approved lab...His 6 month old
baby hair was 13.78mcg, This was for a 17lb infant. A healthy adults
level is 1.58mcg.
The limit for ingesting mercury is 0.1mcg, Women were injected with
rhogam that contained up to 35mcg of mercury. Including me.
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