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If you get elevated mercury levels, how do you feel?

If you get elevated mercury levels, how do you feel?

Varies: Mercury can be elemental, inorganic, or organic and symptoms change depending on type and if exposure was ingestion or inhalation. Inhaling elemental mercury (old thermometer, fluorescent lights) can cause difficulty breathing, vomiting, bleeding gums. Bloody diarrhea/vomiting, kidney and brain damage can occur from swallowing inorganic mercury (batteries, disinfectants). Organic mercury ... ...Read more

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Dr. Jeb Teichman
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Elevated Mercury Levels (Definition)

Elevated mercury level in a person is a condition in which a blood test result shows a high enough level to cause health concerns, or an even higher level, which could cause symptoms of mercury poisoning. Mercury is a naturally occurring element that has be added to our environment and our food ...Read more


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What are the best treatments for elevated mercury levels?

What are the best treatments for elevated mercury levels?

Mercury treatment: Treatment of mercury toxicity consists of removal of the patient from the source of exposure, supportive care, and chelation therapy. Patients with cognitive and emotional sequelae may require psychotropic medications. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an elevated mercury level?

What sort of disorder is an elevated mercury level?

Poisoing: Mercury is a toxic metal, especially in organic form. It can cause development problems in the fetus and children and neurologic disorders in adults. ...Read more

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Used to eat a lot of fish my mercury levels were slightly elevated@10 does the body naturally detoxify mercury. I'm i at any risk.

Used to eat a lot of fish my mercury levels were slightly elevated@10 does the body naturally detoxify mercury. I'm i at any risk.

What lab?: Be very sure you know what lab is doing the assay. There are some disreputable labs in the "heavy metal" screening business that engage in non-evidence-based practices. The whole business of mercury in fish as contentious with much scaremongering -- one study showed kids in poor nations that ate more fish & had slightly more mercury were also smarter as (?) they got more protein. I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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I had 2.5 oz of cooked ahi tuna. I later read ahi tuna is on the "avoid list" due to its higher Mercury level. Is my baby ok? Can i fix it?

I had 2.5 oz of cooked ahi tuna. I later read ahi tuna is on the "avoid list" due to its higher Mercury level. Is my baby ok? Can i fix it?

Stop worrying: There is no actual evidence that any baby has ever been harmed by mercury in fish apart from two tragic pollution disasters. These recommendations are subscientific and are best guesses to allay public fears. In two overseas studies, kids eating fish like this actually did better than others. Comply from now on and keep being a good mother. ...Read more

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Is there a way to keep mercury levels low in someone who eats shark regularly? This would be a precautionary measure. I've read that se binds to hg

Is there a way to keep mercury levels low in someone who eats shark regularly? This would be a precautionary measure. I've read that se binds to hg

Agree w Dr. Baker: There is more to worry about than just mercury. There is a significant health risk in ingesting shark. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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How could i reduce the mercury level in my blood?

How could i reduce the mercury level in my blood?

Chelation: There is a drug called dmsa that you can get from your doctor. It is also known from animal studies that vitamin b1 in large doses removes mercury via the bile. Thus the excreted mercury can be found in the stools. ...Read more

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Could high mercury levels cause histamine and sulfur intolerance?

Could high mercury levels cause histamine and sulfur intolerance?

Need more specifics: What do you mean by "histamine and sulfur intolerance"? Do you know that you have high mercury levels? You evidently have a source of medical care for several conditions. Best to consult your own doc with complex questions. Sorry can't be of more help. ...Read more

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