We usually observe elevated barium values in the context of high Calcium and magnesium values in the hair. It usually is associated not with a barium burden but rather a metabolic change. Regulating calcium and magnesium usually leads to the normalization of the elevated barium values in the hair . Furthermore in these cases, it is recommended to control the acidity/basic balance.
Possible sources of a barium burden:
- X-rays contrast
- Glass manufacture
- Manufacture of television screens
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