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Symptoms of Lead poisoning

Symptoms of Lead poisoning

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Lead poisoning includes the 56 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Lead poisoning:

If not detected early, children with lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system

  • Behavior and learning problems (such as hyperactivity)

  • Slowed growth

  • Hearing problems

  • Headaches

Lead is also harmful to adults. Adults can suffer from:

  • Difficulties during pregnancy

  • Other reproductive problems (in both men and women)

  • High blood pressure

  • Digestive problems

  • Nerve disorders

  • Memory and concentration problems

  • Muscle and joint pain

Too much lead in the body can seriously injure the brain, nervous system, red blood cells, and kidneys.

Higher levels of lead in the body can cause mental retardation, fits (convulsions), falling out (unconsciousness, coma), and even death. In years past, that kind of effect was called lead poisoning. Exposures high enough to cause coma and death are very uncommon today, but they havenít disappeared. (Source: excerpt from Lead Exposure: NWHIC)

Lead poisoning as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Lead poisoning, it is also important to consider Lead poisoning as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Lead poisoning may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Lead poisoning. This signs and symptoms information for Lead poisoning has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Lead poisoning signs or Lead poisoning symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Lead poisoning may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Lead poisoning symptoms.

 

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