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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I dont think: The zinc will hurt but are you sure this will help and are you sure he has an issue with his sperm count?
Dr. Andrew Blazar
62 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably neither: Unless his diet is unusual or his semen testing is suggestive, added zinc will not help.
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Dr. Ian Hardy
Dr. Ian Hardy answered
27 years experience Fertility Medicine
Neither: If his semen analysis is normal, he will not benefit from any of the zinc supplements.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: 15mg of Zinc daily is unlikely to cause any GI symptoms. It is often used in 3rd world countries to keep children well. Zinc is contained in meats, se ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Bread or bagel: You could have slice of bread or bagel with some butter or jam or you could eat a banana or eat a muffin good luck
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Breakfast: Eat oatmeal or wheatina or farina, with egg whites, clementine, toast for breakfast;
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Many sources: There are many food sources of zinc. Oysters provide more than any other food, but poultry and red meat are the main sources for most americans. Cra ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plant sources of Zn.: Foods high in phytates, which bind zinc and decrease its absorption include legumes and other sources of fiber. Nevertheless, they are still good sour ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why?: I am wondering about this question. A low-zinc diet is sometimes prescribed for pompholyx though it's difficult and relatively ineffective, but if som ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Challenge for vegans: B12 is necessary for nerve & red blood cells. Top dietary sources are beef/turkey/chicken/salmon/clams/oysters/crab--challenging for vegetarians! ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
RDA-Zinc: The recommended dietary allowance is 11mgm/day for men and 8 mgm/day for women. Best sources of zinc include oysters, lobster, red meats, liver.Plant ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
The order:: Oysters; shell fish; red meat; nuts!
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Just eat a variety: If you eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables it is very likely that you will get a well balanced diet of nutrients a and minerals. The pro ... Read More

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