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what are the risks of ingestion of lead?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Lead ingestion&poiso: Lead ingestion may have no symptoms, anemia is the first to appear anf if the level goes above 60ug/dl, and causes encephalopathy and seizures, abdominal pain.But if not treated there can be long term sequele affecting mental development and learning disorders.In adults it can be delirium, cognitive deficit, tremors, hallucination&convulsions.Abdominal pain, memory loss, kidney failure, weakness&depression.

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I usualy eat some mixture of fruits all together.I heard that you should not do this but separate in time the ingestion.?

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Either way is fine!: People can enjoy fruit salad, fruit smoothies, or individual fruits, all without any digestive problems. All the fruits are mixed up in the stomach anyway. If a person is overweight or has a strong family history of diabetes, he should realize that fruits have a lot of sugar.
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Tell us more, please: What did you swallow? [or did you mean indigestion?] we'd like to help.
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Does writing down everything I eat help me limit intake?

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Awareness: Is important. So not only writing everything down but also calorie, fat and other important nutritional information so that you can follow what you are putting in your body.
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Is there a pill I can take before a meal to lower my glycemic intake?

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What are the major risks of target shooting and ingestion of lead?

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