Friday, March 13, 2009

Home Remedy for Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning also known as painter's colic is a condition caused by increased presence of lead in the blood. This condition can cause neurological damage and renal diseases which is irreversible.

The metal lead is toxic to tissues and enzymes whereas, children are more susceptible to this kind of poisoning by simply accumulating lead into their nervous system. Death by lead poisoning is uncommon, but dangerous levels of lead in children may cause serious health problems, including lower intelligence and poor school performance.

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

  • anemia
  • coma
  • nausea
  • seizures
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • irritability
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • chest pain
  • weight loss
  • constipation
  • hyperactivity
  • loss of appetite
  • abdominal pain
  • kidney problems
  • Neurological problems
  • reproductive problems
  • metal taste in the mouth

Causes of Lead Poisoning

Causes of lead poisoning is attributed from numerous sources in the environment

This include:

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Lead paint
  • Household dust
  • Canned food
  • Cosmetics
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People who are more likely to be poisoned with lead are those who are exposed to substances which are known to have lead content. Children are most at risk due to the tendency that they can put anything in their mouth, without adult supervision children can be easily obtain lead poisoning

Some complications in children include:

  • Loss of Hearing
  • Learning disabilities
  • Poor muscle coordination
  • Decreased muscle and bone growth
  • Nervous system and kidney damage
  • Speech, language and behavior problems

Some complications in adults include:

  • Cataracts
  • Nerve disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestive problems
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Miscarriage (for Women)
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Damage to sperm-producing organs (for Men)

Treatment / Remedies for Lead Poisoning

Since Lead poisoning is a serious condition it is advised to undergo lead test, to assure that the level of lead in the blood is on acceptable level.

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