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what happens when you have high zinc levels in blood

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Too much zinc: More than 50 mg of zinc will lower copper absorption. The low vitamin d is due to too little sun and not taking enough vitamin d supplement. You can n ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explian : Two main reasons to have high zinc in the body. 1-taking zinc supplement more than you need 2-work around area with fumes or zinc containers. The b ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Any : Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Some doctors are more open to patients requests than others. Zinc and B12 are always part of my usual initial bloodwork. Also check a copper with the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause "pica" (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Dangerous: If blood calcium gets low enough, your heart won't work properly. You can get seizures also. Many people with low calcium get muscle spasms and tingl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It requires consulta: A consultation with a hematologist may be useful if you have high hemoglobin. There is a rare medical condition called polycythemia vera but it also h ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lung disease: Is the commonest reason for a low level of oxygen in the blood. It can also happen in heart disease if the heart is failing and fluid builds up in oth ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
High glucose: Causes diabetes complications through many pathways, all of which are reduced or reversed by glucose control. Check diabetes.Org or your doctor for mo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Ambient air is about: 21% o2, and healthy lungs produce a po2 of 80-100%. Babies in nicu's treated with 100% due to respiratory immaturity could get pulmonarty and retro l ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Fatigue is the most common sign. If your anemia is mild, you may have no symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
See below: It means you're having a physiologic response to stress.
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Simple anemia....low hemoglobin can cause tachycardia. Marginal high calcium has no effect. Very high, may need parathyroid evaluation....that may rel ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Many things.: It can also be like your automobile is "burning" unnecessary gasoline or that you my have a thyroid problem. Do you also have a rapid heart beat? Plea ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Albumin = good news: Good not to have Albumin or protein in urine. Elevated cholesterol levels havenothing to do with uti's. Utis almost invariable are caused by bacteria ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Bands are only increased in reactive conditions suc as an infection. Few or no bands is normal.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Trolice
30 years experience Fertility Medicine
Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone pro ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Bad circulation: Arterial narrowing in the legs plus hypertension.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If there's other abnormal liver labs, get a proper workup. Gilbert's non-disease features elevated indirect bilriubin for lif ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
adrenal source: Dhea sulfate is primarily made in the adrenal glands. A significantly elevated level could indicate a problem of excess hormone secretion by the adre ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
They may: In particular, you may miss a low serum ferritin if you're sick.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Need diagnosis...: Before you can be treated, you need a diagnosis. The high WBC count may be due to an infection. If you add to this a low oxygen saturation, you may ha ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Best test for: any type of Mold exposure is a RAST Respiratory Allergy panel with IGE. It's a blood test your doctor can order.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
CBG: Hi. There is a blood protein that binds cortisol called cortisol-binding globulin (CBG). Some people are genetically lacking CBG, so that large fracti ... Read More

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