Heavy metals overload can cause adverse health effects in human metabolism (including lead, cadmium, and mercury) present obvious concerns due to their persistence in the environment and documented potential for serious health consequences.
Heavy metals are ubiquitous in the environment from air, groundwater contamination and cigarette smoke. It is not possible to completely avoid exposure to toxic metals (Singh 2011). Even people who are not occupationally exposed carry certain metals in their body as a result of exposure from other sources, such as food, beverages, or air (Washam 2011; Satarug 2010).
Acute heavy metal intoxications may damage the following:
It should also be noted that chronic heavy metal exposure has been implicated in several degenerative diseases of these same systems and may increase the risk of some cancers (Galanis 2009; Wu 2012).
Most people deal with stored heavy metal issues, increasing the risk for osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
At Serenity Health Care Center, our practitioners can advise you how to reduce your metal toxicity risk. By incorporating lifestyle choices that diminish the probability of harmful heavy metal uptake, such as dietary measures that include avoiding plastics, cooking in microwaves, using aluminum cookware or cans, and using water purifiers to name just a few ways to assist in promoting the safe metabolism or excretion of ingested heavy metals.
Heavy metal testing can be done very easily and can be treated either naturally or through traditional medical means.
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