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Table 7 Prevalence of symptoms associated with lead poisoning

From: A quantitative analysis of chronic exposure of selected heavy metals in a model diet in a CKD hotspot in Sri Lanka

Symptom Percentage reported
Joint and muscle pain 40
Fatigue and Irritability 35
Dyspepsia 34
Numbness or tingling in the extremities 26
Headache 25
Constipation 15
Difficulties with memory or concentration 14
Hearing loss 14
Loss of appetite 14
Sleep problems 14
Abdominal pain 7
Nausea 5
Colic 3
Seizures 2
Mood disorders 1
Wrist/foot drop 0