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Mycoplasma has no cell wall and is the smallest free-living bacteria, being 1/5 to 1/25 the size of other bacteria. It is strictly anaerobic and has a special characteristic of metabolizing glucose. Like the virus, it is very dependent upon its host for survival. It was originally classified as a virus due to its small size and as a pleuro-pneumoniae organism because it was first found to be related to pneumonia.
There are many different species of Mycoplasma. Mycoplasma pneumonia as well as at least 7 other mycoplasma species have been linked as a direct cause or significant co-factor to many chronic diseases. These include Mycoplasma pneumonia, incognitos, penetrans, pirum, genitalium, fermentans, salivarium, hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum. Scientists have been studying the relationship between Mycoplasma and different diseases for several decades. A list of such conditions includes cancer, auto-immune diseases (arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis) ALS, chronic fatigue syndrome and candidiasis. Mycoplasma are found to infect females 4 times more often than males, which just happens to be similar to the incidence rate in rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and other related disorders.
Due to the small size and the lack of a cell wall, this microorganism is capable of infecting a great number of cells in any part of the body and live as a parasite on the surface of the cells. Mycoplasmas can become a parasite in plants, insects, animals, and humans, and can trigger different diseases. Once the Mycoplasma becomes a parasite in the cell, morphologic and physiologic changes are developed and it takes on the appearance of various diseases such as pneumonia, urethritis, pyelonephritis, as well as arthritis, lupus and other immune diseases. In cancer, the tumor cells infected by Mycoplasma are more susceptible to spreading which contributes to metastases in different parts of the body. This is also true with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (especially when the symptoms are severe), Multiple Sclerosis, and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
A list of conditions which may be caused or influenced by Mycoplasma or for which Mycoplasma becomes an opportunistic infection include:
* AIDS/HIV * ALS * arthritis * asthma * bronchitis * Cancer * chronic fatigue syndrome * chronic nongonococcal urethritis * chronic pelvic inflammatory disease * Crohn's * diabetes * endocrine disorders * eye and ear disorders and infections * Fibromyalgia * gingivitis and periodontal disease * heart disease * infertility * irritable bowel syndrome * leukemia * lupus * multiple sclerosis * pneumonia * psoriasis * scleroderma * TMJ disorders * urinary tract infections
Originally posted by Advantage
Have you tried Zipsor?? Its an NSAID ( I hate em), but it really works. I recently had an issue that prevented me from getting out of bed for several weeks.. and thats something I can not really do. I was given vicodin... 90 a month and they were 10's.. but didnt help and I dont like to be constipated up to my eyebrows if I can help it They put me on Neurontin and Zipsor for a severe nerve and musco-skeletal issue.. voila. I was on it, did the physical therapy with NO problems and Im weaning off now. There was absolutely no way for me to heal myself without it and no way I could ever have done the physical therapy to aid in healing myself at all.