As human beings we all have needs and the needs are of different scale and importance. Among those needs is the need to know how to treat zinc toxicity.
Some people are simply just interested in knowing how to treat basic illnesses but for some people the case is quite different.
Because their own health status is different and thus in need of a different information.
It is for this class of people that this post is intended for.
Most people don’t even know that there is a serious health condition like “ zinc toxicity”.
What Is Zinc Toxicity
Zinc toxicity is a medical condition involving an overdose on, or toxic overexposure to, zinc . Such toxicity levels have been seen to occur at ingestion of greater than 225 mg of zinc. source
Excess zinc is toxic. Too much zinc will interfere with the metabolism of other minerals in the body, particularly iron and copper.
According to MedlinePlus the symptoms may include:
- Body pain
- Burning sensations
- Low blood pressure
- Metallic taste in mouth
- No urine output
- Shortness of breath
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Yellow eyes or yellow skin
This is actually the part where the purpose of the post is declared but seriously when cases of zinc toxicity or poisoning happens around you.
Quickly call for immediate medical help.
It is a very serious health condition that deserves urgent medical attention from an expect.
Get the source of the zinc poisoning, the ingredients, whether it is a case of just exposure or ingestion and then relay this information to the experts when calling for help.
Immediately give the person milk, unless instructed otherwise by a health care provider.
With this one, the options on how to treat zinc toxicity are limited. So make sure that both milk and access to medical experts are handy in moments like that.
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