Denture Creams such as Super Poligrip, Fixodent and Others, May Be Associated With Paralysis, Numbness, Tingling, Muscle Weakness And Other Neurological Issues.
Or You May Be Diagnosed With Zinc Poisoning, Reduced Copper Levels, Neuropathy, Anemia Or Bone Marrow Failure.
Myelodysplasia, a group of blood disorders, have symptoms that mimic the copper deficiency caused by denture cream zinc poisoning. It is not unusual for Myelodysplasia to be suspected in people who are actually suffering from denture cream zinc poisoning.
Myelodysplasia refers to a group of disorders in which the bone marrow does not function normally and produces insufficient number of normal blood cells. Copper deficiency also impedes the red bloods, so some symptoms of both disorders are similar.
Myelodysplasia occurs when something happens to disrupt the orderly and controlled production of blood cells. People with myelodysplastic syndromes have blood cells that are immature and defective, and instead of developing normally, they die in the bone marrow or just after entering your bloodstream. Over time, the number of immature, defective cells begins to surpass that of healthy blood cells, leading to problems such as anemia, infections and excess bleeding.
Myelodysplasia may cause:
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual paleness (pallor) due to anemia
- Easy or unusual bruising or bleeding
- Pinpoint-sized red spots just beneath your skin caused by bleeding (petechiae)
- Frequent infections
One of the major risks factors for Myelodysplasia is age, as the disorders are most likely to occur in people over 60. Of course, this is the same group most at risk for denture cream zinc poisoning.
If you suffer from anemia, fatigue or frequent infections, your doctor may suspect a condition like Myelodysplasia. However, if you use denture cream - especially if you have used large amounts to keep poorly fitting dentures in place - you should ask your doctor to test your zinc and copper levels to rule out denture cream neuropathy.