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A 20-year-old male asked:

Hi my copper level is 106mcg/dl, my zinc is 76mcg/dl and my iron is 139mcg/dl and i am experiencing hair thinning, are those normal ranges ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Normal: All normally-masculinized men lose the hair on the temples at about age 20. If you're super-hairy chested, you may get the beginnings of male pattern baldness around your age. If it's not the pattern, chances are it's telogen effluvium. Despite "pop" wisdom, serum mineral levels is low-yield in seeking a cause.

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