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Does Anyone Know Whether Heavy Metal Toxicity Can Be Connected To PD?

Does Anyone Know Whether Heavy Metal Toxicity Can Be Connected To PD?

My husband has been diagnosed at 54 with PD. He hasnt responded or changed since he started on the meds in Feb. We then had a hair analysis done and it has come back that he has 4 x the max levels of heavy metals in his body. In addition to this he has just been diagnosed with Sheuermanns disease (hump back disease) for his back. The dr seems to think that this could possibly mean that his PD diagnosis is incorrect. Does anyone else know of an… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

It is quite common for diagnosing heavy metals for Parkinson's or vice versa. Heavy metals, along with pesticides are known to be a factor in getting Parkinson's. I also had exposure to heavy metals.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

That's so interesting. Is there any way you think that he may have been wrongly diagnosed? Funnily enough the drugs he is on are making no difference at all. Our dr even wonders whether the toxicity may have given him a false diagnosis. Any thoughts?? Thanks Deb

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Ok thanks. That's interesting. I didn't know there was a test you could do. Thanks

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I had a blood sample and urine sample for toxicity. Heavy metal symptoms and Parkinson's are nearly identical, so it might help.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi David, do you think if you chelate then it would help the PD? Our neuro is a bit sceptical about anything like that. He s very old school! It s just difficult to find any info on Metal toxicity that s all. Thanks for your help. Did you do a hair sample to find that you had toxicity?

posted almost 4 years ago
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