We are pleased to announce we now offer the Toxic Metals & Elements Panel from DiagnosTechs. This is an accurate, noninvasive saliva and urine test that measures 36 different metals and elements to assess potentially harmful levels of toxic metals and other elements that can accumulate in your body over time.
While we need small amounts of certain elements, elevated levels of specific metals and elements can reach toxic levels. Lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium can be toxic at any level. Dangerous levels of these metals and elements can accumulate in the body from environmental and ordinary household sources as diverse as steel manufacturing, house painting, in the lining of canned goods, pesticides, soil contamination, and silver amalgam dental fillings.
Metals can enter the body through the skin, by inhalation or ingestion. Toxicity can result from sudden, severe exposure, or from chronic exposure over time. Symptoms can vary depending on the metal involved, the amount absorbed, and the age of the person exposed. For example, young children can be more susceptible to the effects of lead exposure than their adult counterparts.
If you are experiencing health symptoms due to toxicity, we can work with you to create plans to help eliminate toxins and improve your quality of life. Modifications to your environment and lifestyle can remove exposures that may be contributing to your overall toxic body burden.
Here are some of the common unexplained signs and symptoms of metal toxicity:
Joint and musculoskeletal pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Metabolic disorders (like diabetes) and difficulty losing weight
- Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (hallmark symptoms with most cases of acute metal exposure)
- Anemia (a classic sign of chronic metal exposure)
- Cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss, Parkinson’s Disease and “brain fog”
- Neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Heart abnormalities such as cardiomyopathy or abnormal heartbeat (dysrhythmia)
- Nervous system symptoms (such as numbness, tingling of hands and feet, and weakness)
- Skin disorders such as eczema and/or psoriasis
- Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Renal disease
- Liver disease
If you would like more information or to get tested please call or email the office.