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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

Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

usually done at 1 year routinely.gives us the level of lead the child is exposed to ..if greater than5 microgram/deciliter can cause silent ireversable brain damage if left untreatec lead is is a heavy metal can damage other body tissues lead is quite commonly seen i many everyday things surrounding ...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 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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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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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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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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By the time you have symptoms of lead poisoning, how high is your lead level?

Variable: The cut-off values for abnormal lead levels are based on age: 10 versus 25 for child versus adult, respectively (ug/dl). However, each person is unique in how they respond to elevated levels. Therefore, your level may not be so high above normal, and yet you can still have severe symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lead poisoning and do I need to go to the er?

Yes: Yes if you have symptoms of acute lead poisoning you need to go to er asap. • acute lead poisoning results after a significant amount of lead has entered the body over a short period of time. The primary health effects involve gastrointestinal distress, destruction of red blood cells and serious brain swelling. • symptoms of less severe acute lead poisonings are non-specific: abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the usual brain-related symptoms of lead poisoning?

What are the usual brain-related symptoms of lead poisoning?

It depends.: This depends on how much exposure there was. If a person has lead encephalopathy when chelation therapy is started, permanent brain damage, like cerebral palsey is a frequent consequence. Age-related mental decline and psychiatric symptoms also occur, and in young children it is linked to learning disabilities, lower intelligence, impaired coordination, less memory, and social impairment. ...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