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How Do You Treat Lead Poisoning
See a specialist: The first thing to do is to make sure that you find the source of the lead so that you can stop the exposure. Next you need to see a doctor that knows how to treat this kind of condition. It may just take watchful waiting or you may need to go through a treatment called chelation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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It depends.: This depends on how much exposure to lead there was. Damage/effects to kidneys and blood are reversible, but effects on the central nervous system are not. If a person has lead encephalopathy when chelation therapy is started, permanent brain damage, like cerebral palsey is a frequent consequence. Cancer, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, psychiatric effects, and shorter life span also occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Much early on: I'm not sure if you are asking about yourself or your young child. The symptoms are fatigue, poor concentration, nausea, muscle aches, and seizures at high levels. Get your family tested asap. Treatments vary according to levels, but the emerging thinking is that the only safe level of lead is zero. ...Read more
Progressive disorder: Lead accumulates in tissues like nerve cells, bone etc. It interferes with the metabolic pathways of the body in a gradual and progressive way.At very low levels it may do nothing but if you have increased levels, the source needs to be identified & stopped before you acquire enough to develope brain toxicity, damage or death.Lead can be removed but rx should include eliminating the source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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