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what happens if too much copper is removed through chelation?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Several effects: Copper deficiency can cause a number of problems such as neurologic (nerve) problems, anemia (low red blood cell count), confusion, fragile hair, weakness, osteoporosis (thin bones that fracture easily). These effects can be prevented by taking a copper supplement and restoring normal copper balance.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 37 years experience
Copper deficiency: So if you decide to chelate, do so under the guidance of a qualified physician and take replacement trace minerals on the off days from the therapy.

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