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Is mercury poisoning reversible?

Is mercury poisoning reversible?

BAL: Yes, using chelation therapy and bal (dimercaprol). Make sure that you really have mercury poisoning by getting confirmation from your internist. For more information start here: http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/mercury_poisoning/article_em.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Fritz
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Mercury Poisoning (Definition)

It was popularized in alice in wonderland by the mad hatter. Mercury was used to help shape hats, i was told. It can be found in fish (tuna, halibut, king mackerel, tilefish, shark, swordfish & salmon), release from burning of fossil fuels especially coal, fluorescent light bulbs, some in dental fillings, old thermometers ...Read more


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How should I treat mercury poisoning?

Mercury Poison: You would need to see a specialist who is knowledgeable about heavy metal chelation. This can be done orally or by IV treatments depending on the severity. It should be done slowly and carefully to prevent severe side effects and injury. Avoidance of the exposure is also necessary to keep the levels down. Seafood may be a source of mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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How do you address mercury poisoning?

Www.IAOMT.org: Many biological or holistic dentists have a lot of knowledge about this... As treating mercury poisoning may require a combination of treatments, it is a good idea to seek advice and doctors on www.Iaomt.Org - it is a good place to begin. Many md's, do's, or naturopaths are experienced in detoxing patients with mercury issues and they work with holistic dentists to safely detox patients. ...Read more

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Could you recover from mercury poisoning?

Depends on dose/age: Mercury is more toxic in organic form than elemental form and much more detrimental to fetus/infants than adults. There are medications that can bind to mercury and remove it from body if an adult is exposed to elemental Hg, not much can be done for fetus/infant exposed to organic Hg. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

Mercury poisoning : Symptoms of mercury poisoning can vary greatly and mimic many acute diseases. Cardiovascular symptoms have been reported with acute poisoning. The most common symptoms are neurological: tingling or loss of sensation in the extremities, mental disorientation, ringing in the ears, tremors, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

See below: Please consult this site for reliable information: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002476.htm ...Read more

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How long does mercury poisoning take to heal?

Mercury poisoning: There is no good answer for that. Probably about a year is a good time frame to expect when detoxifying from mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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What amount tuna can lead to mercury poisoning?

Depends on type of: Tuna. Big Eye & AHI Tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & White Albacore Tuna intake should be limited (no more than 3 – 6 oz servings per month). Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury (no more than 6 6-oz servings per month). ...Read more

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How likely is somebody to get mercury poisoning?

Almost zero: Almost zero. Studies have shown that mercury levels in fish are too low to cause any clinical problems in humans. ...Read more

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What amount of tuna can lead to mercury poisoning?

Consult EPA: The EPA suggest 8-12 oz of fish per week from the varieties of fish lowest in mercury. Tuna unfortunately contains some of the highest levels of mercury. Consumption of albacore tuna should be limited to 6 oz/week.There are other sources of mercury exposure including occupational risks. If you are concerned about mercury toxicity consult your doctor. A blood test can confirm an abnormal level. ...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