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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Copper is an essential mineral that body needs to support the health of your red blood cells, nerve fibers, bones and connective tissues. Copper is fo ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Copper IUD's: are usually rated for up to ten years of contraceptive protection, be sure to discuss with your doctor, for specifics in your case
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Too much - BAD: If a child is getting a balanced diet then they are likely to be consuming enough copper for health needs. This is a heavy metal and excessive ingesti ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Yes, up to 140mcg/dl is normal in adults.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
A metal element: This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important ... Read More
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Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: Copper iuds are still in use although it is not as popular as one that contains progestin hormone (mirena). Copper iud (paragard) is approved for 10 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Not in 400 taps: Are answers here are restricted to 400 characters (including letters, spaces and punctuation). That is not enough to discuss all you need to know abo ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: Not low enough to cause problems by itself (high is more concerning). Would suggest a multivitamin with high rda % of copper, check labels.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Contact allergy: I presume you meant a contact skin reaction. If so, a patch test can be performed to confirm the allergy.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Low copper: Low copper is relatively rare, but can happen in a variety of conditions including supplementing with too much zinc (which causes poor absorption of c ... Read More

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