Heavy Metal Testing Brisbane Northside

In Brisbane today, more and more concerned health conscious individuals are turning to their integrative GP for heavy metal testing.

With the advancement of the technology, the capacity for early detection of chronic illnesses has been made possible. One of which is testing the presence of heavy metals in the body. Heavy metal testing is a good starting point to identify a person’s current health situation. The heavy metals can be toxic to the human body at low concentrations and can lead to several health conditions such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Impaired immune system
  • Muscular-skeletal conditions
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Skin conditions
  • Mental health disorders
  • Allergies
  • Reproductive system issues


Metals such as mercury, lead, aluminum, zinc, copper, to name a few, are elements that can be found on the earth’s crust. Without us knowing, these heavy metals are a part of our day-to-day lives. They can be found on the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, and products with a plastic component.

When Do Heavy Metals Become Dangerous to the Human Body?

Heavy metals are found on every individual’s day-to-day paraphernalia. Surprisingly enough, they are also present on medicines. Heavy metals become dangerous because the elements tend to accumulate in the human body’s soft tissue and build up faster even before it can be broken down or emitted from the body.

Health professionals would determine heavy metal poisoning among patients once they have already shown symptoms of poisoning such as nausea, diarrhea, tingling of hands and feet, shortness of breath, chills, and feeling weak.

Sometimes, the poisoning is not readily obvious until mental, physical, and emotional health condition become unsettled.


Who Are at Risk of Heavy Metal Poisoning?

Any person, regardless of age, can be afflicted by the poisoning. However, children under the age of 6 are at a higher risk because their brains are still developing. This makes them vulnerable to brain damage. With children getting exposed to lead by touching surfaces and putting their hands into their mouths, they would be highly likely recommended to get tested by the paediatrician.

Seafood, such as shellfish and fish, can also cause heavy metal poisoning because of high levels of mercury.


What Happens During Heavy Metal Testing?

Heavy metal testing is similar to doing blood testing. There is a little pain on the spot where the needle was administered but should go away quickly.

Once the blood composition has been studied, the health care practitioner may recommend chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a treatment where either a pill or an injection is given to the patient to remove excess heavy metals in the body.

There are instances that results show low levels of heavy metal exposure but still experience the symptoms. The patient will be required to undergo a couple of tests to check the urine and other body tissues. The reason for this is that some heavy metals do not stay in the bloodstream long enough and can go to the other parts of the body.


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