TITANIUM. Chemical element, Ti, atomic number 22 and atomic weight 47.90. Its chemical behaviour shows many similarities with that or silica and zirconium, as an element belonging to the first transition group. Its chemistry in aqueous solution, especially in the lower oxidation states, has some similarities with that of chrome and vanadium. Titanium is a transition metal light with a white-silvery-metallic colour.
Titanium is a commonly used inert bio-implant material within the medical and dental fields. It is one of the most widely used materials for dental implants due to its mechanical strength and a long history of use. Current titanium is thought to be safe but in some cases, there are reports of problems caused by titanium.
There is no known biological role for titanium. In most of these problematic reports, only individual reports are dominant and comprehensive reporting has not been performed. Cause of these implant failures can be poor oral hygiene, uncontrolled deposition of plaque, and calculus around the implant which cause peri-implantitis or occlusal problems.
Titanium is commonly used in industrial applications such as coatings for pharmaceuticals, processing materials for gum and confections, food additives, and paints. It is also used in manufacturing associated with packing, milling and is used in the cleaning industry so titanium ends up in your food and water supply. In the medical field, titanium and titanium alloys have been used to fabricate various implantation and fixation systems. Many metal products have titanium added to increase strength.
With the widespread use of titanium, there are concerns regarding the adverse effects of titanium accumulation and its effects on the human body. Therefore, stability and potential hazards of it should also be evaluated and discussed.
It is not considered a toxic metal but it is a heavy metal and it does have serious negative health effects. Titanium has the ability to affect lung function causing lung diseases such as pleural disease, it can cause chest pain with tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, irritation of the skin or eyes. It is carcinogenic and may also cause cancer.
Symptoms of titanium toxicity
Symptoms associated with titanium vary depending on the amount you are currently exposed to, here are some of the more common symptoms:
- Lung diseases
- Skin diseases (Eczema)
- Sinus congestion
- Vision problems
- Sexual weakness (Premature ejaculation)
- Bright’s disease (a disease involving chronic inflammation of the kidneys)
- Lupus (any of various diseases or conditions marked by inflammation of the skin)
Additional symptoms of titanium toxicity
Titanium has the ability to interact with the essential mineral silica, therefore signs and/or symptoms of silica deficiency can be an indication of a titanium excess.
It’s important to understand that vitamin & mineral supplementation can NOT resolve titanium toxicity and may cover up symptoms leading to bigger problems. Detoxification of titanium is essential to properly restoring vitamin and mineral imbalances.
Silica deficiency – soft or brittle nails, premature wrinkles, thinning or loss of hair, poor bone development and osteoporosis can all be indications of titanium toxicity.
Titanium toxicity & genetics
Some people are genetically predisposed to titanium toxicity. This is because certain genes belonging to liver detoxification pathways that normally deal with titanium detoxification have been deleted. In these cases, a genetics test can confirm and a specialized nutritional program can help the individual detoxify barium.
8 thoughts on “Titanium Toxicity”
I have a titanium rod from my hip to my ankle.. ho much does this increase toxicity and what are the signs I should note.
In July 2004 I had an ORIF of my right calcaneus using a titanium plate and screws. In April 2016 I developed multiple symptoms which resembled Gulf War Syndrome – chronic diarrhea, fibromyalgia, memory problems, respiratory problems, etc. In February 2021 the incision site for the ORIF developed a painful rash and I now have sinusitis in addition to the previous problems.
I highly suspect my surgical implant, but don’t know how to proceed.
I have yellow nail syndrome, causing lymphoedema, sinusitis, cough due to fluid in airways, and yellow nails that have stopped growing and some are beginning to detach. There’s increasing evidence that titanium is a causative agent. I’ve had a titanium dental implant since 2014, but my dentist claims this is not the cause because titanium doesn’t leach from an implant that is fused to the bone and not corroding. I’ve also had a cardiac pacemaker that’s encased in titanium since 2019, but my cardiologist-electrophysiologist gives me the same story because the device “isn’t in contact with the blood.”
I’m about to undergo Melisa testing to see if I’m hypersensitive to titanium and other metals before deciding what to do about the implant and pacemaker.
Does anyone have similar experiences or comments?
I had my 2nd Spinal Stimulator implanted Jan 5, 2021 & when it was turned on Jan 27th I developed severely itchy hives also as Urticaria. This is still going on as of May 9th.
I am undergoing allergy tests & my Dermatologist & Allergist both think the hives are caused by one of the metals in the Stimulator.
There is no rhyme or reason as to when or where the hives pop out. Sadly I was misdiagnosed with Scabies caused my mites which burrow under one’s skin.
Titanium may be the culprit.
Robert I understand. I was feeling just find and fell and broke my wrist and had surgery with a titanium plate and screws. 6 weeks later I had psoriasis covering my body and my nails and have now loss most of my hair. I go this week to take a test that will tell if titanium has become the source of what is trying to kill me. My health is worse everyday and my doctor believes the plate in my arm is most likely the cause. I wish you luck. The nail issue is not fun.
Due to a botched hip replacement in 2020, my titanium Rod broke. My skin is itching, my air volume in lungs seems to have decreased.
Due to oral Ti implant on site #11in 2014 and in two years later in 2016, I developed severe acne problems on the facial, head, shoulders and arms. Patches of yellow fluid and extremely red skin development, with severe burning and itchy sensations, with each hearth beating feeling it on my face. It feels like an internal burning wound with wound fluids running out of the pores to create new skin each time the skin “burns of away or due to acid-forming skin cells it dies off” due to extreme inflammation not to mention the psychological effects on which the bad bacteria on the facial skin etc, the bad bacteria can grow in numbers to create an infection.
Also memory problems, brain bog, emotional stress with burnout symptoms, bladder activation, pain behind the eye’s and nerve pain in the facial, head and shoulder area’s, progressive failure development of several organ systems, due to corticoids as “bonus” internal cataracts with glaucoma which is painful and with cataracts daylights is hurtful to the eyes. Due to corticoids treatments which kills all good bacteria as well development of depression and constant emotional irritation. It’s easier for me to get tired. This condition got in 2019 till now 2021 the status of being in chronic state, the wounds are not healing completely any stress by certain foods can cause a reaction but also interactions with close sociopaths, narcistic, psychopaths encounters can create also stress with flare ups.
I forgot to mention lung issues, in stress my lungs stops working until my body urges me to breath consciously, overall chest pressured feelings. Due to the progressive development of organ system failure, it’s basically waiting until cancer will take the overhand in an affected organ… To be sincere I feel that the several corroding heavy metals are killing me very slowly, my energy is getting less and less by the months.