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what is the definition or description of: blood level of lead elevated?

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Dr. Rowan Paul
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
>25 adults, >10 kids: Adults, blood lead levels>25 mcg/dl, 10 in kids. Most are exposed to lead in the workplace (94%+). This can cause anemia, nervous system dysfunction, kidney problems, hypertension, decreased fertility, and increased level of miscarriages. In kids can cause neurological developmental problems. Clean hands, keep home clean, eat a healthy diet, avoid house with flaky old paint older than 1978.
Dr. Richard Bryant
Family Medicine 20 years experience
5-10 micrograms/dL: The centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) states that a bll of 5 &#956;g/dl or above is a cause for concern. However, lead can impair development even at blls below 5 &#956;g/dl. However children are susceptible to damage from lead exposure at lower levels than adults, and neurological impairment can occur in children with blood lead levels <10.

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What is a blood group?

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Blood type: "blood group" and "blood type" are the same thing. Blood types are as follows: a, b, o, and ab. There is also the rh factor, which is + or -. Blood types are inherited traits. Worldwide, o+ is the most common type, and ab- is the rarest type.
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If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Even if you treat blood incompatibility, are there any long-term effects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
None come to mind: Today blood incompadibility comes up mostly for newborns but may arise with transfusions. The issues are generally transient & resolve once the time limited antibodies have disappeared. If blood breakdown was monitored and toxic effects were minimized at the time, there is no reason to anticipate further problems.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the record for most blood donated by a single individual?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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A lot: Just looking it up on the internet: in 2002 one man in the US had donated 213 units over 50 years time; and in 2010 in Australia it is reported that one man had donated 231 units of blood by age 75. One person would typically donate one unit of blood at each time of donation.
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How can my blood become infected?

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Infections elsewhere: Infection in any body part, when untreated or caused by a strong bacteria can enter the bloodstream.

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