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Gadolinium Toxicity – Is it a real thing?

If you have developed unexplained and troubling symptoms since your MRI or MRA with a Gadolinium-based Contrast Agent, then you will understand why we think that Gadolinium Toxicity is a medical condition that needs to be recognized.  It is a problem that is long overdue for recognition by the FDA and the medical community.  There is mounting evidence in the published literature that indicates that patients with normal kidney function retain Gadolinium which is known to be toxic to the human body.

Some people develop symptoms after just one dose of contrast, while others will have several MRIs with contrast before they realize their unexplained symptoms began soon after their exposure to a Gadolinium-based Contrast Agent or GBCA.  (more…)

11 Tips for Patients with Gadolinium Toxicity

Suspecting or discovering that you are Gadolinium Toxic can be a scary time and you may not know what to do.  And if you are like others, the journey to manage your condition will last for an extended period of time.

The 11 Tips we present here will make understanding and managing your condition an easier task. (more…)

Report your Gadolinium-related problems to the FDA.

Medwatch_thumb.gifIf you suspect that your unexplained symptoms were caused by the contrast agent you received for your MRI or MRA, you need to file a MedWatch Adverse Event report with the FDA.  You don’t have to be able to prove anything – you only need to suspect that your health problems were caused by the Gadolinium-based Contrast Agent that you received. (more…)

A Perspective on Gadolinium Toxicity and NSF

As you read more of the published articles about NSF, GBCAs and gadolinium, you will find a lot of confusing and at times conflicting information.  One thing I realized while doing my research is that it is important to consider when the article was published.  It wasn’t until 2006 that the connection was made between NSF and GBCAs, and as time has gone on some of what was said in the earlier articles has been further evaluated which resulted in new facts emerging.


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