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Could a sed rate be elevated with mercury poisoning from too much tuna (eating a can of tuna everyday for years?) other symptoms: weak & can't walk.

Could a sed rate be elevated with mercury poisoning from too much tuna (eating a can of tuna everyday for years?)  other symptoms:  weak & can't walk.

Unlikely: Do you really have mercury poisoning from eating canned tuna? May be a need to contact the epa if this is correct. You could very well possess a peripheral neuropathy, but is your problem localized there or is there a spinal cord issue instead? Sed rate is not usually a marker of poisoning, and may be indicative of a vasculitis or even diabetes. Is your diagnosis truly confirmed? ...Read more

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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What amount tuna can lead to mercury poisoning?

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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What amount of tuna can lead to mercury poisoning?

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

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If I eat a can of tuna a day could I get mercury poisoning?

* 5-oz. tuna 18.11: *5-oz. can tuna albacore 49.53 ugm of mercury *5- oz. tuna steak 97.49 ugm of mercury 3. Divide daily mercury intake by your weight in kg is dose ugm/kg *EPA—including pregnant women safe dose is .1 ugm/ kg/d. Or * CDC&P 0.3 mugm/ kg/d Multiply daily limit by 7 EPA .7; CDC 2.1. Divide weekly dose by daily dose for cans/wk 180 lb/2.2 82 kg guy EPA 3.2 cans CDC&P 9.5 * ...Read more

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How often can i eat tuna without worrying of mercury poisoning? I eat one chunk light can of tuna every week or 2- is this too much?

How often can i eat tuna without worrying of mercury poisoning? I eat one chunk light can of tuna every week or 2- is this too much?

No limit: No one has demonstrated any cognitive damage whatever from mercury in fish apart from the areas of terrible pollution like Minamata. The most recent studies show more Mercury and less neuropathology in fish eaters. Fish-eating kids test as smarter, etc. EPA recommendations are political guesswork. I would ignore them. ...Read more

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I ate a tuna fish sandwich for lunch that was ablcoure white. And then ate a bug pice of talepea for dinner could I have gave myself mercury poisoning? What are the symptoms

Mercury poisoning : from what you had today, you will not develop mercury poisoning. But you are right, source for Mercury poisoning is from fish. Still very rare disease. Symptoms for Mercury poisoning are mostly neurological including sensory impairment, confusion, numbness and etc. it can lead to death. But today's consumption will unlikely lead to Mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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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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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

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