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What does high urine zinc mean?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Diuretic side-effect: High urinary zinc levels are most commonly a side-effect or complication of taking some diuretics. Diuretics are given for some cardiac conditions, fluid retention, hypertension and high urinary calcium excretion. Occurs < with potassium containing diuretics. Can cause reduced or lack of ability to taste or smell, can be associated with impotence plus slow or poor healing.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Too much: Are you taking oral zinc? If so stop.

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