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Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity,Volume 2
The Effects of Environmental Pollutants on the Organ System




ISBN 9781439813430
Published August 15, 2014 by CRC Press
723 Pages 162 B/W Illustrations

 
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Encyclopedic in scope, Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 2: The Effects of Environmental Pollutants on the Organ System draws deeply from clinical histories of thousands of patients. It focuses on clinical syndromes within the musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems.

The book explores mechanisms of chemical sensitivity and chronic degenerative disease as well as the triggering agents of musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and sino-respiratory diseases. It then discusses triggering agents such as natural gas, pesticides, solvents, and micotoxins.

The authors include new data for indoor and outdoor air pollution that harms the chemically sensitive and chronic degenerative diseased patient as well as new data for breath analysis. They also describe the physiology of chemical sensitivity and chronic degenerative diseases, their manifestations, diagnosis, and approaches to reverse dysfunction. The second volume of a five-volume set, the book provides an essential resource for health care providers diagnosing and treating chemical sensitivity and chronic degenerative disease.

Table of Contents

Integument
Introduction
Structure and Function of Skin
Pollutant Injury to the Physiology of the Skin
Mechanisms of Action of Toxic Chemicals
Toxic Skin Reactions
Dermal Vascular Response to Pollutant Injury
Itching, Stinging, and Burning
Autoimmune Contact Dermatitis
Acute Skin Reactions from Pollutant Exposure
Eczema
Psoriasis
Boils
Hyper-IgE Syndrome
Aging of the Skin
Summary
References

Ear, Nose, and Throat
Introduction
Environmental Triggering Agents and Their Internal Response Mechanism
Respiratory Functions of the Nose
Pollutant Injury: Clinical Effects on the Nose, Sinuses, and Salivary Glands
Pollutant Injury to the Throat, Neck, and Larynx
Pollutant Injury to the Ear and Balance Mechanism
Headaches
Teeth
Temporal Mandibular Joint
Conclusion
References

Respiratory Homeostatic Dysfunction, Lower Respiratory Tract Dysfunction
Introduction
Respiration
Air Quality
Ventilation and Associated Clinical Changes with Air Pollution
Physical Principle of Gas Exchange
Pathology of Pollutant Injury to the Respiratory Tree
Clinical Evidence of Pollutant Injury
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Chemical Sensitivity
Summary
References

Homeostasis and Dyshomeostasis of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Introduction: Normal Gastrointestinal Function
Integrated Mucosal and Endothelial Injury
Pollutant Effects on the Connective Tissue Matrix
Pollutant Effects on the Smooth Muscle
Pollutant Effects on the Peripheral Sensory, Spinal Sensory, and the Autonomic Nervous System
Pollutant Injury to the Neuroendocrine System of the Gut
Pollutant Injury to the Immune System of the Gut
Pollutant Injury to the Intestinal Microflora
Clinical Entities of the Gastrointestinal Tract Influenced by Pollutant Injury
Liver
Pancreas
Summary
References

Homeostasis and Dyshomeostasis of the Genitourinary Tract
Introduction
Kidney and Upper Urogenital System
Bladder and Lower Urogenital System
Penile Function and Erectile Dysfunction
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pollutant Injury to the Genitourinary System
Conclusion
References

Pollutant Injury to the Eye
Introduction
Pollutant Injury to the Nervous System of the Eye
Nutrient Deficiency in the Eye
Measurement of Pollutant Injury of the Autonomic Nervous System of the Eye
Clinical Manifestation of Pollutant Damage to the Eye
Visual Fields
Summary
References

Breast
Introduction
Mastodynia
Inflammation of the Breast
Chronic Cystic Mastitis
Premalignant Lesions
Carcinoma
Artificial Breast Implants
References

Pediatrics
Introduction
Chapter Overview
Initial Stage of Life and Development
Fetus
General Considerations: The Child’s Environment and Pollutant Exposure
Newborn: Birth to 2 Months
Infants: 2 Months to 2 Years
Children: 2–6 Years
Children 6–12 Years
Adolescent: Ages 12–18 Years
Diagnosis and Treatment
Effects of Contaminated Air, Water, and Food on Children
Summary
References

Index

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Author(s)

Biography

William J. Rea is a thoracic, cardiovascular, and general surgeon with an added interest in the environmental aspects of health and disease. He received his MD from The Ohio State University and was chief of thoracic surgery at the Veteran’s Hospital in Dallas. He has lectured on cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Texas S.W. Medical School and on environmental sciences at the University of Texas. Dr. Rea served on the board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and is currently a board member of the American Board of Environmental Medicine. Dr. Rea is a fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the American College of Surgeons, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He was part of the team who resuscitated Governor John Connally when President Kennedy was shot.

Kalpana D. Patel is a pediatrician with an added interest in the environmental aspects of health and disease. She serves as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Patel was awarded the Jonathan Forman Gold Medal Award for outstanding research in environmental medicine and the Herbert J. Rinkel Award for outstanding teaching by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Dr. Patel has served as president of the American Board of Environmental Medicine and is currently a member of its executive committee. She has also served on the board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and is a diplomate of both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Environmental Medicine. Dr. Patel is a fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.

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