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how much zinc is too much

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Acute Zinc Toxicity: can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea headache, irritability, lethargy & dizziness. Other problems can arise with chron ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Call poison control: For specific questions about ingestion of medications, i would call poison control at 1-800-222-1222.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Zinc is a trace element in normal foods.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Zinc: Zinccompetes with iron absorption and canlower iron stores.
A 87-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Metamucil: If you have taken the maximum amount of Metamucil listed under dosage instructions and have not had satisfactory results, you may benefit from a gentl ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You'll know: If you are so obsessed with erotica and all the fun things that come with your changing mind and body, so that you're missing out on the other things ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Over-training: For the average patient, too much exercise isn't an issue, rather no exercise is the biggest problem. However, for competitive athletes, over-training ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Overweight: If one is overweight, it may be due to eating too much as well as a sedentary lifestyle. The amount you need based on your age weight and height and d ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
No consensus but...: It is probably more common for people to get too much protein rather than not enough, but there is no consensus as to what constitutes too much. 30-60 ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No perfect answer: If you're referring to oral iron, your iron level is normal and you have no underlying blood disorders like thalassemia, it's very difficult to take i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Don't need to eat it: People do not need to eat sugar. The lack of sugar does not harm the body. The body makes sugar from starches and other foods that people eat. It's fi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Clear Urine: The easiest way to tell if you're drinking enough water is looking at your urine. If it's clear, you're good. If you're peeing every hour and it's a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Exhaustion: When you're uncomfortably short of breath or exhausted, you've exercised to your limit - there's no harm in that at your age but you've found your per ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
See the label...: The label should explain the dose for a person's age or weight. Taking more than the recommended dose, taking doses too close together, and/or taking ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies w age, sexes: As a general rule, between 50-60 gms should suffice for an average male. Higher amount may be needed for athletes or people who burn more calories. Sm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You decide: Almost all adults do something like this. If it's interfering with the other things you want to do or should do, it may be time to ask why. If it is ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends?: The recommended limit on use of Acetaminophen for adults if 4 grams a day. If you have liver disease, it is much less if any at all. Drinking alcoho ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
Varies: Any amount in excess of that required to reduce pain to an acceptable level or which produces unacceptable side effects is too much.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ampicillin : Dosage depends on what you are treating and the age of the patient. So it is difficult to answer your question. To much is more than what is recommend ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Eat healthily: There is no specific amount of sugar. You should generally try to eat healthily. You should get a fasting glucose test in your second trimester which ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: The amount of water you should drink depends on your body size, how active you are, the weather, and your overall health. Check out this handy calcul ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See below please: U.S. Recommended dietary allowance (rda) for adults is as follows: 900 micrograms daily (3, 000 iu) for men and 700 micrograms daily (2, 300 iu) for w ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
36 years experience in Anesthesiology
Pain relief: Oxycodone is usually prescribed every four to six hours for pain treatment. Factors that come into play when determining dose are are tolerance as we ... Read More
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