Concierge MD offers simple, convenient heavy metal testing to check if heavy metals exist in your body and how/when to take steps to detox and prevent long-term damage.
What are Heavy Metals?
Heavy metals are high-density elements such as mercury, lead, arsenic, selenium, and cadmium. All of these occur naturally in the environment. Heavy metals can also be produced from manmade sources, especially industrial runoff or air pollution in cities.
Our bodies require certain types of heavy metals, such as selenium, to function normally. Our bodies can process other types of heavy metals naturally over time. Toxicity occurs when the accumulation of heavy metals builds up faster than your body can process them.
What are the Most Common Sources of Heavy Metal Exposure?
You may encounter dozens of heavy metal toxins on a given day without being aware of the exposure.
Common sources of heavy metal exposure include:
- Lead pipes, especially in older homes
- Workplace exposure, especially in industrial or manufacturing industries
- Air pollution in cities
- Certain types of pesticides
- Food, depending on where it was grown and any pesticides used
Heavy metal testing identifies whether toxins have built up in your body so that you can know when to change your diet, cleanse your body, or avoid certain environmental factors.
At-Home Heavy Metal Testing
Heavy metal testing can benefit anyone who wants to avoid the long-term damage caused by toxic metal buildup.
At-home heavy metal testing is a fast, convenient way to identify the types and amounts of heavy metals present in your body. This blood panel only takes a few minutes to administer and can be performed not only at your home, but your office, a hotel, a dorm, or elsewhere in Los Angeles.
We bring the appointment to you so that you can enjoy the benefits of knowing whether you have heavy metal toxicity on your time and schedule.
Symptoms of Heavy Metal Toxicity
Individuals who are most at risk of developing heavy metal toxicity are those who are exposed to these contaminants in a workplace environment. However, these metals are often in the foods we eat and the water we drink.
Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include:
- Memory and cognition changes
- Mood swings
- Muscle pain
- Muscle weakness
- Decreased coordination
- Digestive changes
Many of these symptoms overlap with other conditions, so it is possible to have a buildup of toxins without even realizing it. Without a lab test, it is impossible to determine if heavy metal buildup is the exact cause of your symptoms.
Next Steps for Heavy Metal Toxicity
Once your lab test results are in, Concierge MD will consult with you and provide a full, detailed explanation about the test and answer any questions you may have about heavy metal toxicity. You’ll receive a full documentation of your test results along with a personalized assessment.
From there, we can customize a treatment plan for you that takes into consideration your lifestyle and personal preferences, creating the optimal way to cleanse and detox your body as part of your long-term preventive health care plan.
When you know what’s causing your symptoms and the most likely sources of your exposure to heavy metals, you can make adjustments to your lifestyle to minimize your family’s exposure to these toxins and prevent heavy metal poisoning.