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Doctor insights on: Chest Deformity And Zinc Deficiency

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Can geographic tongue be caused by a zinc deficiency?

Can geographic tongue be caused by a zinc deficiency?

No proven link: As far as i know there is no proven link. If you suffer from geographic tongue, try zinc supplements. It’s been suggested that a zinc deficiency may be responsible for some incidences of geographic tongue. Zinc supplements may lessen the effects of the condition in this case but will not remove it completely. Run your own test and let us know the results. ...Read more

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Chest Deformity (Definition)

Chest deformities are any malformations of the chest wall. Chests may have a "caved in" appearance, or ...Read more


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What to do about infertility caused by zinc deficiency?

What to do about infertility caused by zinc deficiency?

I doubt very: much if your infertility is due to zinc deficiency, which is rare in the absence of severe cancer, renal disease, etc Check w/your doctor. Besides, zinc is easy to supplement if you desire, ...Read more

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Is there a blood test to check to see if a person has zinc deficiency?

Is there a blood test to check to see  if a person has zinc deficiency?

Yes, but is not: Usually needed. With the exception of rare metabolic disorders or persons on total parenteral nutrition, zinc deficiency is rare. Usual diet has sufficient zinc to meet the needs of the body. ...Read more

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What cand the cause of having both cobber and zinc deficiency be even with supplement?

Mineral deficiencies: Mineral deficiencies are uncommon in the US. Zinc and copper blood levels are not accurate and do not rule out a deficiency. Zinc supplementation interferes with copper absorption. Eat a balanced diet, avoid OTC supplementations with out consulting your doctor, as you might be making the problem worse. ...Read more

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I have suffer from lower zinc deficiency. My blood has an orange colour.I would like to know which diseases cause this.

I have suffer from lower zinc deficiency. My blood has an orange colour.I would like to know which diseases cause this.

Zinc deficiency: ..in itself does not cause orange-colored urine. Deficiency is usually diagnosed by serum or plasma blood tests or hair analysis. Conditions which are associated with orange urine color include liver or bile duct problems or significant dehydration which can concentrate your urine and make it much deeper in color. I would rehydrate generously and see what happens. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Is my zinc deficiency causing my possible depression?

Zink and depression: I don't believe there are any data supporting direct link between depression and zink deficiency. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a zinc deficiency?

How do you know if you have a zinc deficiency?

White spots on nails: Leukonychia = white spots on the finger nails and is a very reliable indicator of suboptimal zinc levels. Suboptimal zinc levels are exceedingly common because stress causes increased zinc loss and zinc intake has declined with decreased whole food, non-organic diets. Mental lethargy, poor memory, poor growth, decreased immune function and skin conditions are other symptoms of zinc problems. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of zinc deficiency?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of zinc deficiency?

Zinc: Zinc has many roles in the body and deficiency can present as loos of taste, poor would healing, and prostate disease. ...Read more