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What are the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning?

What are the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning?

Extensive: Without going into all the details, heavy metal poisoning can affect various systems of the body including gastrointestinal, skin, kidney, blood, nervous system. There are tables available with the specifics for each metal exposure. Please see your doctor for further testing if heavy metal toxicity suspected. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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How can you get heavy metal poisoning?

How can you get heavy metal poisoning?

Industry: Known exposures are usually in industry, and depending where you are, industrial medicine / hygiene may be imperfect and allow unfortunate things to happen. Lead from paint / plumbing in old homes is serious. Arsenic and less often thallium are homicidal poisons; I've run into both. There are crooked labs that will overdiagnose heavy metal poisoning. Good luck sorting it out. ...Read more

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Can filshie clips cause heavy metal poisoning?

Please call your doc: I have never used those, your doc can call the company who makes them to find out anything is possible but it would seem unlikely. ...Read more

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Should people with cidp be checked for heavy metal poisoning?

Should people with cidp be checked for heavy metal poisoning?

Absolutely: You'll need to go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc who has training in doing this correctly by using a heavy metal challenge with captomer or similar testing. Regular blood work won't suffice. I would also suggest looking at other toxins and food allergens - anything that can lead to inflammation and/or autoimmune issues. Get going! ...Read more

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Any advice on the best way to detox following heavy metal poisoning?

Any advice on the best way to detox following heavy metal poisoning?

Caveat emptor: You already have lupus and this is difficult enough. There are fringe practitioners and crooked labs that will tell everybody that they have "heavy metal poisoning" and offer a variety of dubious treatments. Sorting out how much of this is real has been a challenge for scientific medicine and there are some unknowns. Do be careful. ...Read more

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Why is it egg white and milk can be an antidote to heavy metal poisoning?

Why  is it egg white and milk can be an antidote to heavy metal poisoning?

Acute phase: These are loaded with protein and can precipitate the metal cations. Don't rely on them and if there's any question, get with the poison control people. They are useless in chronic poisoning. ...Read more

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Is PDD / PDD-NOS Associated or Indirectly Caused by Lead, mercury And or Other heavy Metal Poisoning ?, Or is this just A Unproven Theory ?

Is PDD / PDD-NOS Associated or Indirectly Caused by Lead, mercury And or Other heavy Metal Poisoning ?, Or is this just A Unproven Theory ?

Caveat emptor: The illnesses known to be caused by lead and mercury in children are totally unlike pervasive develemental disorder / autism. There are fringe practitioners and crooked labs that will diagnose "heavy metal poisoning" in anyone and offer a host of unproven remedies. There are unknowns here, but don't let your caring or even a sense of guilt make your a target. ...Read more

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Okay treatment for heavy metal poisoning that will remove mercury from body?

Okay treatment for heavy metal poisoning that will remove mercury from body?

Not an issue for: self diagnosis or treatment. If you think you have mercury poisoning, you should get tested for it and seek treatment from a doctor. This is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of heavy carbon monoxide poisoning?

What are the usual symptoms of heavy carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney poisoning?

What are symptoms of kidney poisoning?

It depends.: This depends on what you mean by poisoning. If you mean renal failure, this has symptoms like high BUN and creatinine (azotemia), hematuria, proteinuria, and dehydration or edema depending on the type of renal failure. If prerenal (beforethe kidney), bun/cr ratio is >20:1, renal <10-15:1, and postrenal has a high BUN of 150 if advanced. Causes like sle, strep., etc. Have unique signs (eg c3c). ...Read more

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What are salmonella poisoning symptoms?

What are salmonella poisoning symptoms?

Salmonellosis: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache and fever. Salmonella typhoid ( typhoid fever) causes bradycardia. With this maybe dehydration, general weakness. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of lead poisoning bad?

Are the symptoms of lead poisoning bad?

Yes: Lead poisoning in adults commonly causes headache, memory loss, anemia, and defects in the nervous system that can lead to muscle weakness. High enough levels of lead may even be lethal. Lead poisoning can be diagnosed and treated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are usual symptoms of lead poisoning?

What are usual symptoms of lead poisoning?

Sometimes none: Kids don't always have symptoms. This is why we screen kids for lead. Symptoms can be vague like not growing or developing as much, irritable, lethargic, stomach pain/diarrhea/vomiting. Adults can also have vague symptoms like: fatigue, forgetful, numbness/tingling, anemia, kidney problems, digestion problems [belly pain/nausea/vomiting/diarrhea]. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

Variable: The effects of arsenic depend on whether a person has a large short-term exposure or low level long-term exposure. It affects mainly the skin, liver, and kidney; but there can be neurological signs too. Here's one of the better websites to go to for information: http://www.Atsdr.Cdc.Gov/phs/phs.Asp?Id=18;tid=3. A doctor that practices environmental medicine or a toxicologist can help you. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

What is the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

Depends: There are different species of salmonella. Some will produce only intestinal problems, usually diarrhea which may contain mucous and occasionally blood. Salmonella typhi and some other species produces a disease which starts initially with constipation, followed by extension from the gut to produce fever, confusion, enlargement of the spleen and a very severe systemic disease. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of lead poisoning?

What are the first symptoms of lead poisoning?

Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems (the latter usually in children). ...Read more

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Symptoms of sugar poisoning to a type 1diabetic ?

Symptoms of sugar poisoning to a type 1diabetic
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High sugar in type 1: Patients with type 1 diabetes have excessive urine production, excess thirst and weight loss. If they do not get placed on adequate insulin, they get dehydrated and have ketoacidosis (k) which will make them sick and have them present to a er. That's the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes k will be made and IV fluids and Insulin therapy will start to correct k and adjust their Insulin dose upward. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of chronic Rohypnol poisoning?

What're the symptoms of chronic Rohypnol poisoning?

Rohypnol: Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine used as a hypnotic or sedative in europe and south america. Supplies in the us have been smuggled in from europe, south america, and mexico, because it's not approved for clinical use here. This means it could be tampered with -- and give other symptoms besides the expected sedation, slurred speech, uncoordination, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. ...Read more

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What would symptoms of titanium poisoning or toxicity be?

What would symptoms of titanium poisoning or toxicity be?

Potential symptoms R: Eye irritation
eye pain
eye redness
eye burns
skin pain
skin redness
skin burns
burning sensation
abdominal pain
shock
sore throat
cough
shortness of breath
labored breathing
mouth irritation
nose irritation
chemical pneumonitis
fluid in the lungs
pharyngeal swelling
narrowed larynx
vomiting
gastrointestinal tract burns
gastrointestinal tract strictures http://www.Rightdiagno. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of lead poisoning seen in children?

Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems. Ultimately, mental retardation can be seen. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of benzene poisoning?

Please explain what are some symptoms of benzene poisoning?

Varies on dose: People who breathe in high levels of benzene may develop the following signs and symptoms within minutes to several hours:
Drowsiness
Dizziness
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Headaches
Tremors
Confusion
Unconsciousness
Death (at very high levels) ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lead poisoning and is it permanent?

See below: The symptoms vary by the age of the patient and the severity of lead levels. Some of the damage, particularly that to the nervous system may be permanent. For more info see this site.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of lead poisoning in adult men?

Can you tell me the symptoms of lead poisoning in adult men?

Vague: The lead line is seldom seen now that oral hygiene is fairly good. Weakness and simply feeling unwell precede the classic wrist-drop and walking problems. If you have any reason to believe you have been exposed, get with your physician now for lab testing. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of salmonilla poisoning?

Sx's: Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause Salmonellosis infections. Symptoms usually last for 4 to 7 days & include abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of lead poisoning?

See below: The symptoms are different between children and adults. In adults, it may be anemia, abdominal pain, partial paralysis due to neuropathy, weakness etc. See this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have lead poisoning is it immediate symptoms?

Lead poisoning: Acute lead poisoning usually presents with abdominal pain, joint pains and muscle pains with mental confusion. Tremor may be present. Serum lead levels are generally above 80 mcg/dl. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms you see with lead poisoning in adults?

What are the typical symptoms you see with lead poisoning in adults?

Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of short-term memory or concentration, depression, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of coordination, and numbness and tingling (often in the limbs), fatigue, problems with sleep, headaches, stupor, slurred speech, and anemia -- but there are often other "non-specific" signs and symptoms. Blood testing is usually required. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for lead poisoning symptoms to show?

Plumbism: People with lead poisoning become symptomatic is related to the height of the lead level and rapidity of the rise of the level. When people are exposed to high lead contamination, the greater the exposure the more rapid the symptoms occur. ...Read more

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If a person dies from arsenic poisoning what would be obvious symptoms?

If a person dies from arsenic poisoning what would be obvious symptoms?

A complicated issue: Arsenic is a toxic metal, but there are different forms that effect us in different ways. It also matters whether the exposure is ingestion vs skin vs breathing. There are also different effects from large acute exposure vs small chronic exposures. Go to this website to learn more - https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp2.pdf ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chemical poisoning caused by cleaning products?

What are the symptoms of chemical poisoning caused by cleaning products?

Chemical specific: Symptoms would generally occur at the time of exposure and would be directly related to the specific chemical - for example ammonia and chlorine are both direct irritants to the respiratory tract. Acids and alkalis are directly irritating to any skin, etc. ...Read more