Lead Poisoning

About- Lead poisoning also called plumbism occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years.
 
Symptoms in children
  • Abdominal pain
  • Appetite loss
  • Behavior problems
  • Constipation
  • Developmental delay
  • Fatigue
  • Hearing loss
  • Irritability
  • Learning difficulties
  • Low IQ
  • Seizures
  • Sluggishness
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Vomiting
 
Symptoms in Adults
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Anemia
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Foot or ankle drop
  • Headache
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritability
  • Joint pain
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Loss of appetite
  • Memory loss
  • Memory or concentration problem
  • Miscarriage
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Premature birth in pregnant women
  • Reduced sperm count
  • Sleep problems
Causes-
Lead poisoning occurs due to exposure to lead. Common sources of lead include:
  • Dust
  • House paint
  • Jewelry, pottery, and lead figures
  • Kohl or kajal eyeliners
  • Paint sets and art supplies
  • Pipes and sink faucets
  • Pottery
  • Soil polluted by car exhaust or chipping house paint
  • Stained glass
  • Storage batteries
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Toys and household items
  • Traditional cosmetics
 
Specialists to visit
Neurologist
Toxicologist
Paediatrician
Occupational Medicine Doctor
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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