What Does Lead Poisoning Feel Like?

Lead poisoning symptoms in children

Irritability.

Loss of appetite.

Weight loss.

Sluggishness and fatigue.

What are signs of lead poisoning in adults?

The following are symptoms of lead poisoning in adults:

  • abdominal pain is usually the first sign if a high dose of lead is ingested.
  • raised blood pressure.
  • joint and muscle pain.
  • constipation.
  • anemia.
  • tingling, pain, and numbness in the extremities.
  • memory loss and decline in mental functions.
  • headache.

Does lead poisoning go away?

Lead poisoning is a type of metal poisoning caused by lead in the body. The brain is the most sensitive. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, constipation, headaches, irritability, memory problems, inability to have children, and tingling in the hands and feet.

Lead poisoning
Deaths 540,000 (2016)

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How does lead poisoning affect the body?

Lead exposure can have serious consequences for the health of children. At high levels of exposure, lead attacks the brain and central nervous system to cause coma, convulsions and even death. Lead exposure also causes anaemia, hypertension, renal impairment, immunotoxicity and toxicity to the reproductive organs.

How do you know if you have been exposed to lead?

If you have been exposed to lead, you may not have obvious symptoms. You might only develop symptoms once the amount of lead in your blood reaches dangerous levels. Then, symptoms might include: High blood pressure.