Denture Cream and Neurological Disorders?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a notice to denture adhesive manufacturers outlining its increasing concern over the link between denture cream zinc and health problems. Specifically, the FDA names myeloneuropathy of the extremities as a disorder commonly suffered by denture cream users and consistent with zinc toxicity.

Myeloneuropathy is a condition that occurs when the protective coating of the peripheral nerves is damaged. When this happens, a person may experience a number of symptoms, including:

  • Weakness
  • Pain and tingling in the arms and legs
  • Difficulty walking,
  • A sense of numbness in the hands and feet

A denture cream user could develop neuropathy because their adhesive product contains zinc, a mineral that can be toxic in large doses. Too much zinc can lead to a copper deficiency, and a lack of copper can cause damage to the nervous system.

If you’re using or have used a denture cream which contains zinc, such as Poligrip or Fixodent, and have been experiencing symptoms of myeloneuropathy immediately consult your doctor and contact the Law Office Of Jack Stuart Beige & Associates, P.C. to discuss your legal options.

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