How do you treat ES?
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Overview on ES and EHS:
1. The basic test for all sensitiviy to, or intolerance of, environment toxins, is very simple: reduce or eliminate the toxic source, and the impairments or symptoms will be reduced or eliminated. Therefore doctors diagnosing Electrosensitivity include questioning a patient to establish likely exposure occurring during or before the impairments or symptoms.
This can now be easily tested with a personal EM recorder and a diary of the specific Electrosensitivity symptoms caused by a high or changed EM exposure:
This study concluded that:
“RF-EMF exposure was associated either positively or negatively with NSPS in some but not all of the selected self-declared electrohypersensitive persons.”
The seven participants, who were not diagnosed for EHS using the standard objective tests but claimed sensitivity, wore personal exposure meters and kept a diary of specific symptoms every six hours.
Four showed “statistically significant correlations between perceived and actual exposure to wireless internet (WiFi - rate of change and number of peaks above threshold) and base stations for mobile telecommunications (GSM + UMTS downlink, rate of change)” and their symptom scores. “In two persons a higher EMF exposure was associated with higher symptom scores, and in two other persons it was associated with lower scores.”
In addition to confirming the existence of people with EHS, the study also confirmed what has been known for a long time, that:
- (a) time-weighted average power density, as used for 6-minute heating guidelines like ICNIRP, (uW/m2) is irrelevant and not significantly correlated for biological effects like EHS,
- (b) rate of change metric (RCM) can be more important than measurement of a constant exposure,
- (c) only one of the seven subjects suffered from Electrophobia or the nocebo effect, and not real EHS: “In one participant increases in the perception of being exposed to downlink and WiFi were both related to increased symptom reporting, but perceived and actual exposure were not correlated.”
- (d) individual or idiographic results, and not statistically averaged or nomothetic results, are essential for studying cases of EHS,
- (e) the most common specific EHS symptoms, as established since 1932, are headaches and fatigue, along with tinnitus, light-headedness, unsettled feeling and muscle ache.
2. Brain scans can show blood perfusion in different areas of the brain. In people with ES some areas of the brain have changed blood perfusion. See Professor Belpomme's techniques under Science about ES.
3. Heart rate variability patterns relate to ES in some instances. See Dr Havas' studies under Science about ES.
4. Many other objective markers are being researched which appear to relate to ES, such as cortisol levels, lymphocyte tests, microcirculation, and other proteins and neurological markers relating to the environmental bioregulation of the autonomic nervous system.
(a) Some people who show that they are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation by producing the objective reactions listed above (1-4), do not have conscious sensitivity symptoms. Other people, who do experience conscious sensitivity symptoms, do not necessarily show all the above objective markers. This key factor was established in 2002 and has been confirmed since then.
(b) ES reactions are non-linear. This was established in by McCarty et al (2011). Therefore all provocation studies based on the assumption of linearity are flawed. This rules out the hypothesis that ES is a psychological condition. This was also ruled out by the WHO in 2007 when it was stated that ES is "not a known psychological condition".
RECORDING EM INJURIES:
- ICD-10-CM Code W90
- W90.0 Exposure to radiofrequency: Exposure to other nonionizing radiation
- W90.1 Exposure to infrared radiation
- W90.2 Exposure to laser radiation
- W90.8 Exposure to other nonionizing radiation
RESOURCES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT:
- The Austrian Medical Association: “Guideline of the Austrian Medical Association for the diagnosis and treatment of EMF related health problems and illnesses (EMF syndrome)” (2012)
- Belpomme D et al: “Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder” (Rev Environ Health, 2015) Article
- Belyaev I et al.: “EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses” (Rev Environ Health, 2016) Article
- De Luca C et al: "Metabolic and genetic screening of electromagnetic hypersensitivity subjects as a feasible tool for diagnostics and intervention" (Mediators Inflamm., 2014) Article
- Hagström M et al: “Reducing electromagnetic irradiation and fields alleviates experienced health hazards of VDU work” (Pathophysiology, 2013)
- Heuser G et al.: “Functional brain MRI in patients complaining of electrohypersensitivity after long term exposure to electromagnetic fields” (Rev Environ Health., 2017)
- Heuser G: "EMF/EHS Induced Injury and Sensitivity: Evaluation and Treatment"
- Heuser G: Testing Protocol
- Prof. Lennard Hardell: "Environmental cancer expert urges WHO to recognize electrohypersensitivity" (2015, 6 min.)
- Irigaray P et al.: “Oxidative stress in electrohypersensitivity self‑reporting patients: Results of a prospective in vivo investigation with comprehensive molecular analysis” (Int J Mol Med., 2018)
- Kaszuba-Zwolińska J et al.: “Electromagnetic field induced biological effects in humans” (Przegl Lek., 2015) Article.
- Nordic Council of Ministers: “The Nordic Adaptation of Classification of Occupationally Related Disorders (Diseases and Symptoms) to ICD-10” (2000) p.33 (ICD-10.R68.8), p.55.
- Schooneveld H et al: “Electromagnetic field reduction restores health of electro-sensitive people” (Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) Foundation, The Netherlands, 3rd ed. 2016).
2015 INTERNATIONAL EXPERT CONFERENCE ON EHS AND MCS:
5th Paris Appeal EHS-MCS Conference, Brussels 2015
1. 2015 Brussels Declaration on EHS and MCS:
May 18 2015: