Mycoplasma – bacteria that avoids detection and what it means for our health

Mycoplasmas are tiny Gram negative bacteria. They are the most unusual self-replicating bacteria, possessing very small genomes, lacking a cell wall and dependent on the host (people) for its nutrients. In addition, they have developed an incredible survival mechanism such as lack of cells wall, deficient in shape, rigidity, structure and layering.

About 200 different mycoplasma organisms have been identified, with the first being identified in 1937. In the 1970s it was first discovered that certain mycoplasma had an adverse effect on pregnancy such and premature birth or miscarriage. Subsequently in 1980 mycoplasma that cause urinary tract infection in men were found. It is very difficult to grow mycoplasma outside the host’s body and only in the 1990s the researchers learned to grow them in laboratories.

To get an idea of just how small it is:

A red blood cell (RBC) is on average 7.5 microns in diameter. 1 micron is 0. 0001 millimetre.

4,000 mycoplasma bacteria can fit inside a red blood cell.

In comparison, only about 12 Bartonella bacteria can fit inside a RBC.

Mycoplasma is an organism that dates back at least 4 million years. It is passed from wild or domestic animals as a result of closer human contact.

Health Analytical Tool detects mycoplasma species and often I see Mycoplasma hominins or Ureaplasma urealiticus in the urinary and reproductive system while Mycoplasma pneumonia has been observed in lungs.

People can also get infected with mycoplasma via insect bites, or open wounds, inhalation, ingestion, or sexual intercourse. The issue is that patients are often misdiagnosed while mycoplasma is doing its damage. So if you have chronic fatigue, skin rash, sore muscles, or other chronic symptoms or you were told “it is all in your head” it might be worthwhile checking for mycoplasma and co-infections.

Why mycoplasma infection is significant

Specific mycoplasma has an affinity to particular tissues like lung, reproductive, urinary, or heart.   Mycoplasma can affect any organ of the body and researchers now recognise that mycoplasma is the root of many chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cause infertility in men and women, Parkinson’s fibromyalgia, or cancer.

In my Clinic, I have seen patients with mycoplasma species presenting with severe chronic sinuses, UTI, endometriosis, enlarged prostate, as well as cancer.

The other dark side of mycoplasma

Mycoplasma is so tiny, has a small genome and lacks metabolic pathways to synthetize cells component’s and nutrients. Therefore, mycoplasma is totally dependent on nutrients from their host. Mycoplasmas have developed abilities for their host cell to live forever. Such mechanism poses a risk of cell mutation and subsequent cancer.

Mycoplasma has been found in ticks, fleas, scabies, mosquitos, lice, and flies. Because mycoplasma symptoms often have such a wide range, diagnosis is often difficult. Health Analytical Tool that process easier by identifying species of mycoplasma and related infections (co-infections).

 Can we win the war on mycoplasma?

It takes on average 2 days for mycoplasma to “break the code” of a mechanism of an antibiotic and inactivate it. This is probably why we see in patients so much antibiotic resistant bacteria, and viruses. This is why patients with chronic urinary tract infection, feel worse after taking antibiotics.

Can natural medicine help?

There is a wide range of herbs for specific species of mycoplasma

Understanding the mechanism of specific mycoplasma, its cycles and associated infections is crucial in the successful natural treatment. Replacing nutrients like vitamins and minerals is important, too. For example, chlorella and spirulina is of great benefit. Mycoplasma even has the ability to decode an herbal medicine tonic, which is much more complex than any antibiotic. Therefore, an appropriate naturopathic treatment and frequent weekly changes in the treatment protocol are the key to success in our Clinic.

If you would like to know more about how the DH-Natural Medicine Clinic can help you,call us now on (02) 4854 0205

Danuta Hulajko is a holistic practitioner, international speaker and the founder & practitioner at the DH Natural Medicine Clinic and in the Southern Highlands.

Danuta specialises in Allergies, Anti-Aging, Auto-Immune Conditions, Cardiovascular Conditions, Female Reproductive, Menopause, Mould Toxicity, Skin Conditions, Stress and Insomnia and Thyroid Dysfunction.

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