(Natural News) Most of us are familiar with the actor Chuck Norris, hero of action shows and movies like Walker Texas Ranger and Martial Law. Norris is famous for taking on the “baddies” and always winning. Now, he may have taken on the biggest fight of his life.
The Daily Mail recently reported that Norris and his wife Gena are suing 11 pharmaceutical giants, claiming that she has been fighting exhaustion, pain and weakness since undergoing three MRI scans to assess her rheumatoid arthritis five years ago. The Norris family believes Gena is suffering from Gadolinium Deposition Disease, a condition triggered by the gadolinium dye used in MRI scans.
Gadolinium is the dye that provides a contrast when a patient undergoes an MRI scan. While its manufacturers claim that the metal is quickly flushed out of the body, independent studies have found that it can linger in the skin, brain and bones for far longer than that. (Stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments in healthcare at Medicine.news.)
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), American College of Radiology and other organizations insist that MRIs are safe and provide “crucial, life-saving information,” an increasing number of people are insisting that MRIs have caused serious, long-term harm to their health.
Lingering and unusual symptoms
The website GadolimiumToxicity.com lists the symptoms of this condition as:
- A pricking, burning or tingling pain felt deep in the bones, generally in the extremities, joints or the area where the MRI occurred;
- Skin changes, including lesions and hyperpigmentation;
- Muscular issues, including twitching and weakness;
- Vision and other ocular problems;
- Cognitive issues;
- Problems in the ear, nose and throat areas;
- Low body temperature;
- Thinning hair;
- Skin itching;
- Problems with balance; and
- Swelling of the extremities.