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If you get elevated mercury levels, how do you feel?
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Mercury can be elemental, inorganic, or organic and symptoms change depending on type and if exposure was ingestion or inhalation.
Inhaling elemental mercury (old thermometer, fluorescent lights) can cause difficulty breathing, vomiting, bleeding gums. Bloody diarrhea/vomiting, kidney and brain damage can occur from swallowing inorganic mercury (batteries, disinfectants). Organic mercury ...

In brief: Varies
Mercury can be elemental, inorganic, or organic and symptoms change depending on type and if exposure was ingestion or inhalation.
Inhaling elemental mercury (old thermometer, fluorescent lights) can cause difficulty breathing, vomiting, bleeding gums. Bloody diarrhea/vomiting, kidney and brain damage can occur from swallowing inorganic mercury (batteries, disinfectants). Organic mercury ...
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Out of room, sorry! Organic mercury tends to build up over time (decades) from foods (such as fish) and thimerosal (often incorrectly blamed as autism causing in vaccines). Symptoms can include numbness, tremors, vision problems, memory problems, and seizures. Small exposures most likely won't cause any problems.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Multiple
Memory loss, mood swing, skin rash, muscle weakness, mental disturbance, lack of coordination of movements eg writing, impairment of speech, hearing and walking and loss/ impairment of peripheral vision , pins and needles, feeling, numbness around the mouth , hands and feet.

In brief: Multiple
Memory loss, mood swing, skin rash, muscle weakness, mental disturbance, lack of coordination of movements eg writing, impairment of speech, hearing and walking and loss/ impairment of peripheral vision , pins and needles, feeling, numbness around the mouth , hands and feet.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry
In brief: Brain fog
The list for mercury toxicity is very long.
If you google it you will see.

In brief: Brain fog
The list for mercury toxicity is very long.
If you google it you will see.
Dr. Reid Winick
Dr. Reid Winick
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