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Cadmium Ingestion


Presentation

  • Severe anemia and bone marrow hyperplasia were present in birds fed either cadmium-containing or iron-deficient diets. The morphological appearance of circulating erythrocytes was not the same with both treatments.[hero.epa.gov]
  • Presentation The presentation will depend on the age of the individual, the metal absorbed and whether this was the result of acute exposure - eg, vapour inhalation - or exposure over a more prolonged period of time.[patient.info]
  • In developing its educational products ATSDR has made a diligent effort to ensure the accuracy and the currency of the presented information.[atsdr.cdc.gov]
Fatigue
  • Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include mental confusion, pain in muscles and joints, headaches, short-term memory loss, gastrointestinal upsets, food intolerances/allergies, vision problems, chronic fatigue, and others.[diagnose-me.com]
  • Could cadmium be responsible for some of the neurological signs and symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome . Med Hypotheses. 2012 Sep;79(3):403-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2012.06.007. Epub 2012 Jul 12.[globalhealingcenter.com]
  • Solder Cadmium is an ingredient in many types of solder, due to its ability to lower friction and increase fatigue resistance in metals. Cadmium solder is especially useful in the manufacture of metal jewelry.[manufacturing.net]
  • MFF, or "brass founder’s ague," "zinc shakes," or "Monday morning fever" as it is variously known, is characterized by fever, headache, fatigue, dyspnea, cough, and a metallic taste occurring within 3-10 hours after exposure.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Weakness
  • Accumulation of cadmium in the liver, kidneys, and bones, can result in renal dysfunction, kidney stones, and weak bones.[frost.com]
  • […] exposed to a large amount of metal at once (for example, by swallowing a toy) — your symptoms may include: Confusion Numbness Nausea Vomiting Falling into a coma Long-term or chronic exposure to heavy metals may cause the following symptoms: Headache Weakness[everydayhealth.com]
  • Lead Signs and Symptoms include combinations of gastrointestinal complaints, hypertension, fatigue, hemolytic anemia, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, weight loss, peripheral neuropathy, cognitive dysfunction, arthralgias, headache, weakness, convulsions[diagnose-me.com]
Gastric Lavage
  • lavage or make the infected person vomit within an hour if the person has consumed cadmium salts.[authorstream.com]
  • TREATMENT: Smoking should be avoided and do check your house products for compounds which contain cadmium Render gastric lavage or make the infected person vomit within an hour if the person has consumed cadmium salts Chelation therapy 22.[slideshare.net]
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Could cadmium be responsible for some of the neurological signs and symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome . Med Hypotheses. 2012 Sep;79(3):403-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2012.06.007. Epub 2012 Jul 12.[globalhealingcenter.com]
Vomiting
  • Nausea and Vomiting Ingestion of a large dose of cadmium can cause severe gastrointestinal effects.[livestrong.com]
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Impaired sensation. Difficulty breathing, cough, chest pain. Complications include pneumonitis and pulmonary oedema.[patient.info]
  • , diarrhea, painful neuropathy, coma, autonomic instability, MODS Late: Alopecia, Mees lines, residual neurologic symptoms Alopecia, neuropathy Toxic: 3 µg/L (blood) MDAC Prussian blue Zinc MFF (oxide fumes); vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain (ingestion[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • The effects may include vomiting, dyspnea, headache, prostration, pulmonary edema, and, possibly, years later, cancer. cadmium poisoning A condition associated with industrial exposure; cadmium poisoning occurred in Japan due to contamination of drinking[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Acute toxicity from ingestion of high levels of cadmium can result in abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and death (Gilbert 2004).[ecocenter.org]
Nausea
  • Nausea and Vomiting Ingestion of a large dose of cadmium can cause severe gastrointestinal effects.[livestrong.com]
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Impaired sensation. Difficulty breathing, cough, chest pain. Complications include pneumonitis and pulmonary oedema.[patient.info]
  • Arsenic Symptoms include nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, garlic odor on breath, excessive salivation, headache, vertigo, fatigue, paresthesia, paralysis, kidney failure, progressive blindness, and mental impairment.[diagnose-me.com]
  • Acute toxicity from ingestion of high levels of cadmium can result in abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and death (Gilbert 2004).[ecocenter.org]
  • Typical Presentation of the Most Commonly Encountered Metals and Their Treatment (Open Table in a new window) Metal Acute Chronic Toxic Concentration Treatment Arsenic Nausea, vomiting, "rice-water" diarrhea, encephalopathy, MODS, LoQTS, painful neuropathy[emedicine.medscape.com]
Abdominal Pain
  • Arsenic Symptoms include nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, garlic odor on breath, excessive salivation, headache, vertigo, fatigue, paresthesia, paralysis, kidney failure, progressive blindness, and mental impairment.[diagnose-me.com]
  • Acute toxicity from ingestion of high levels of cadmium can result in abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and death (Gilbert 2004).[ecocenter.org]
  • Gastrointestinal upset (abdominal pain, gingivitis and stomatitis, nausea, vomiting). Renal problems include acute renal failure, nephrotic syndrome and acute tubular necrosis.[patient.info]
  • Symptoms that follow cadmium ingestion may include abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting; symptoms that follow inhalation include acute respiratory irritation and/or inflammation.[chemistryexplained.com]
  • pain (ingestion) Copper deficiency: anemia, neurologic degeneration, osteoporosis Normal range: 0.6-1.1 mg/L (plasma) 10-14 mg/L (red cells) * *No accepted chelation regimen; contact a medical toxicologist regarding treatment plan.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Diarrhea
  • , painful neuropathy, coma, autonomic instability, MODS Late: Alopecia, Mees lines, residual neurologic symptoms Alopecia, neuropathy Toxic: 3 µg/L (blood) MDAC Prussian blue Zinc MFF (oxide fumes); vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain (ingestion) Copper[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Abdominal cramps and pain may also occur, combined with diarrhea. A very intense exposure may cause hemorrhaging of the digestive tract and severe damage to the liver, kidneys and heart, resulting in death.[livestrong.com]
  • Arsenic Symptoms include nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, garlic odor on breath, excessive salivation, headache, vertigo, fatigue, paresthesia, paralysis, kidney failure, progressive blindness, and mental impairment.[diagnose-me.com]
  • There also may be possibly : headache, chills, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.[digitalfire.com]
  • Following acute cadmium ingestion, health effects include hepatotoxicity with additional symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.[worstpolluted.org]
Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal cramps and pain may also occur, combined with diarrhea. A very intense exposure may cause hemorrhaging of the digestive tract and severe damage to the liver, kidneys and heart, resulting in death.[livestrong.com]
  • Ingestion of cadmium Eating food or drink contaminated with high levels of cadmium can cause stomach irritation, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]
  • For acute exposure by ingestion, the principal effects are gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhoea.[cadmium.org]
Metallic Taste
  • MFF, or "brass founder’s ague," "zinc shakes," or "Monday morning fever" as it is variously known, is characterized by fever, headache, fatigue, dyspnea, cough, and a metallic taste occurring within 3-10 hours after exposure.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Symptoms include a metallic taste in the mouth, excess salivation, gingivitis, tremors, stomach and kidney troubles. Mental symptoms include shyness, irritability, apathy and depression, psychosis, mental deterioration, and anorexia.[diagnose-me.com]
  • It presents with: Metallic taste and increased salivation. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Impaired sensation. Difficulty breathing, cough, chest pain. Complications include pneumonitis and pulmonary oedema.[patient.info]
Hypertension
  • […] and, possibly, years later, cancer. cadmium poisoning A condition associated with industrial exposure; cadmium poisoning occurred in Japan due to contamination of drinking water by mining runoffs, resulting in itai-itai (“ouch-ouch”) disease, possibly hypertension[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Lead Signs and Symptoms include combinations of gastrointestinal complaints, hypertension, fatigue, hemolytic anemia, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, weight loss, peripheral neuropathy, cognitive dysfunction, arthralgias, headache, weakness, convulsions[diagnose-me.com]
  • Long-term exposure to cadmium has also been linked to cancer, pulmonary disease, hypertension, and the weakening of the immune system. Farm and agricultural workers are put at risk by the inhalation of contaminated fertilizer dust.[frost.com]
  • Cadmium is also a known cardiovascular risk factor and has been shown to contribute to the onset of atherosclerosis, which may contribute to hypertension, stroke, cardiac arrest and heart failure. 7 A correlation exists between osteoporosis and cadmium[worstpolluted.org]
Chest Pain
  • pain, cough, dysponea Bronchospasm and hemoptysis may occur Chronic inhalation: impairment of pulmonary function PowerPoint Presentation: Renal Effects : May cause tubular and glomerular damage with resultant proteinuria Latency period of 10 yrs Nephropathy[authorstream.com]
  • Difficulty breathing, cough, chest pain. Complications include pneumonitis and pulmonary oedema. Chronic exposure may cause anaemia, emphysema or renal failure and cadmium may be a risk factor in the development of prostate or lung cancer.[patient.info]
  • Breathing air with high levels of cadmium over a short period of time is initially like the flu with chills, fever and muscle pain, then later can cause lung damage, shortness of breath, chest pain and cough, which may lead to death in severe cases.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]
Delusion
  • Mental symptoms include restlessness, insomnia, irritability, confusion, excitement, anxiety, delusions, and disturbing dreams.[diagnose-me.com]
Headache
  • Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include mental confusion, pain in muscles and joints, headaches, short-term memory loss, gastrointestinal upsets, food intolerances/allergies, vision problems, chronic fatigue, and others.[diagnose-me.com]
  • The effects may include vomiting, dyspnea, headache, prostration, pulmonary edema, and, possibly, years later, cancer. cadmium poisoning A condition associated with industrial exposure; cadmium poisoning occurred in Japan due to contamination of drinking[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • […] you were exposed to a large amount of metal at once (for example, by swallowing a toy) — your symptoms may include: Confusion Numbness Nausea Vomiting Falling into a coma Long-term or chronic exposure to heavy metals may cause the following symptoms: Headache[everydayhealth.com]
  • The symptoms of acute cadmium poisoning may resemble a flu-like illness with fever, headache, coughing and chills. If cadmium entered the body through food or water, vomiting, stomach pain and diarhea may also occur.[healthpedian.org]
  • MFF, or "brass founder’s ague," "zinc shakes," or "Monday morning fever" as it is variously known, is characterized by fever, headache, fatigue, dyspnea, cough, and a metallic taste occurring within 3-10 hours after exposure.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Stroke
  • Cadmium is also a known cardiovascular risk factor and has been shown to contribute to the onset of atherosclerosis, which may contribute to hypertension, stroke, cardiac arrest and heart failure. 7 A correlation exists between osteoporosis and cadmium[worstpolluted.org]

Workup

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy occurred in iron-deficient quail by 4 weeks. Enteropathy of the small intestine was more severe after 6 weeks of cadmium feeding than after 4 weeks.[hero.epa.gov]

Treatment

  • The morphological appearance of circulating erythrocytes was not the same with both treatments.[hero.epa.gov]
  • If the test shows that you do have heavy metal poisoning, the first step of treatment is to eliminate the exposure.[everydayhealth.com]
  • Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not in any way endorse or support such therapy, service, product or treatment and is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]
  • Cadmium oxide smoke inhalation caused by a large number of acute poisoning, its treatment and the general irritation of dealing with the same gas poisoning. The key is to prevent pulmonary edema.[sites.google.com]
  • Once laboratory tests indicate that the heavy metals are undetectable, treatment is considered complete.[diagnose-me.com]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis; Complications Although complete cure is possible, many people suffer the effects of toxicity for extended periods. Some of the damage, for instance to the liver or brain, may not be fully reversible.[diagnose-me.com]

Epidemiology

  • Epidemiologic studies in humans have found associations between cadmium exposure and lung cancer, and between cadmium exposure and prostate cancer.[chemistryexplained.com]
  • If all underestimate by similar degrees, the effect on epidemiological investigation would be minor, but the likelihood is that a minority provide accurate estimates while the majority provide estimates with variable degrees of inaccuracy.[thorax.bmj.com]
  • Epidemiology Heavy metal poisoning is rare in the UK, even in industries where there is an increased risk. [ 1 ] The most common cause of heavy metal poisoning is lead.[patient.info]
  • Most of the available epidemiological information on cadmium has been obtained from occupationally exposed workers or on Japanese populations in highly contaminated areas.[cadmium.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • Ascorbic acid added to the cadmium-containing diet significantly alleviated or prevented almost all aspects of cadmium toxicity in quail at 4 and/or 6 weeks of age.[hero.epa.gov]
  • The key is to prevent pulmonary edema.[sites.google.com]
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer .15 IACET CEU's for this program.[atsdr.cdc.gov]

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