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What are the signs and symptoms of heavy metal poisoning?

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Posted on Sun, 7 Oct 2018
Question: What are the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning?
I have no reports.I have serious balance issues.
I'll tell you more once I get a description of the symptoms from you.
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Answered by Dr. Varinder Joshi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Variable Symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Here are common heavy metallic poisons - arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead and copper.I will give you the common symptoms of all.

Arsenic: Eye sight decreased, nerve damage, skin pigmentation of sole and palm, nail changes.

Mercury: Fine tremors of hands and feet, loss of memory and loss of sleep.

Lead: Anaemia, pain abdomen and constipation, foot drop, wrist drop.

Copper: Liver defect as jaundice and brain disturbance.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.




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Follow up: Dr. Varinder Joshi (3 hours later)
Thank you for that information. My other symptoms are :
Holding my head at an angle all the time
Horrible bouts of dizziness with some falls
At times when trying to stand upright, my body leans to the left and just keeps moving slowly in that direction until I hold on to something.
I can't walk a straight line - my head feels like i is being pulled to the right all the time so badly that I now experience pain when I try to hold my head to the right
I am often leaning forwards as I stand and walk
Sometmes, my body is pulled forward at a fast pace.
At times, my left foot drags a little when I try to bring it forward to complete a step

I have no real pain, and am sleeping well.
'I am now considering chelation with a 'health and longevity" doctor with whom I have worked in the past -but not on these same symptoms.

Thank you for your assistance.
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Answered by Dr. Varinder Joshi (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
CT scan of head.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have again seen your symptoms and I can see that you are having central nervous system and peripheral nervous system problems .
I would like to inform that before undergoing chelation therapy please get heavy metal test .I will also suggest CT scan head also for dizziness workup .

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Varinder Joshi ,
General & Family Physician

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What are the signs and symptoms of heavy metal poisoning?

Brief Answer: Variable Symptoms Detailed Answer: Hello, Here are common heavy metallic poisons - arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead and copper.I will give you the common symptoms of all. Arsenic: Eye sight decreased, nerve damage, skin pigmentation of sole and palm, nail changes. Mercury: Fine tremors of hands and feet, loss of memory and loss of sleep. Lead: Anaemia, pain abdomen and constipation, foot drop, wrist drop. Copper: Liver defect as jaundice and brain disturbance. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.