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Symptom Clusters that may indicate heavy metals toxicity - What to ask your doctor to rule out.
by N J Howell
Because there are so many symptoms that might indicate your body has an overwhelm of heavy metals, I like to look at the symptoms as a group, or cluster. The more of them you have, the more I would suspect toxicity. If you have enough of this cluster of symptoms to indicate heavy metals toxicity, have your doctor rule out the top three right off the bat. They are lead, mercury and arsenic. You may also want to test for cadmium and thallium.
It's also possible to get too much of metals that the body must have to function properly, such as manganese, zinc, iron and copper. While testing for heavy metals, why not get a profile that will measure as many substances as possible. Ask your doctor for the test with the broadest range of testing levels.
Tests that can help identify these and other toxins include hair analysis, specific blood work, urine tests and tissue tests. Speak to your doctor about which tests you may need for a proper diagnosis.
Additional heavy metals poisoning symptoms:
* Increased irritability
Believe it or not, this is just a partial list of all the possible symptoms of heavy metal poisoning. If you have a lot of them, it would be worth ruling out, especially if you have a few of the less common symptoms such as a black line at the base of your teeth or noticable loss of balance or motor skills..
Health Conditions where heavy metals may be a factor: This is a partial list as well because there are so many conditions where metal accumulation in the body can be an important link. A few .... Autism, Arthritis, MS, Diverticulitis, Bell's Palsy, Crohn's and Graves Disease, Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Female Problems with uterus, menustration or cervical health.
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