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Mercury Poisoning Tuna
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
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
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
* 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
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
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
Yes: Lighteners containing mercury are banned in the US, but some lighteners manufactured in Asia and other foreign countries do contain mercury. If the concentration is high enough and it is applied often, mercury poisoning is a real possibility. Avoid any topical product that contains mercury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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