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Copper (Overview)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems in some uncommon diseases.


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What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

0.1ppm: Drinking water rarely exceeds 0.1 parts per million (ppm), deemed a safe level for wilson's disease. Testing is not so much for fear of exceeding 0.1ppm, but to make sure your home/school is not prone to excessive leaching (example: acidic water in copper pipes). Consistent levels <0.1ppm mean leaching is unlikely. Flushing copper pipes (let water run) is recommended before drinking/cooking. ...Read more

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Copper (Overview)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems in some uncommon diseases.


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What is the definition or description of: copper?

What is the definition or description of: copper?

A metal element: This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems in some uncommon diseases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me all I need to know about copper coil?

Not in 400 taps: Are answers here are restricted to 400 characters (including letters, spaces and punctuation). That is not enough to discuss all you need to know about most things. We all wish it could be that easy! However, here is a great pamphlet that can answer many of your questions. http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/sex-birth-control/birth-control/intrauterine-device-iud.html ...Read more

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I have a copper IUD but need to start taking the pill for non-contraceptive purposes. Can i leave the non-hormonal IUD in while on the pill?

I have a copper IUD but need to start taking the pill for non-contraceptive purposes. Can i leave the non-hormonal IUD in while on the pill?

Yes, leave it in: You can definitely use hormonal contraception while an iud is in place. Especially if you are not sure how long you will need the other treatment. Copper iuds last a very long time, and it would be a shame to remove it if you were otherwise happy using it. ...Read more

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Do the tommy copper products being sold for arthritis work?

Do the tommy copper products being sold for arthritis work?

No: The overall answer is no. There are no simple treatments for arthritis like a copper bracelet. However, will you find people who swear their arthritis is gone after using such treatment? Yes u will. All i can say is they most likely did not have arthritis to start. Arthritis can be treated well but it is a lifelong treatment just like diabetes and high blood pressure for example. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use copper bracelet when you have osteoarthritis?

Is it safe to use copper bracelet when you have osteoarthritis?

Sure: The exact mechanism isn't known, but some people report significant relief with alternative medicien therapies- the copper bracelet should be safe, and if it works, is safer than medications or surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Copper in citamins? Is it dangerous? How much is acceptible?

Copper in vitamins: Agree with dr. Huang about the amount of copper needed daily from food. At proper levels it's essential for enzyme function & promotes heart health & bone strength. Taking extra in vitamin form isn't necessary. In fact, excess inorganic copper has been linked to the development of alzheimer's disease. http://tinyurl.com/kgv37wr and http://tinyurl.Com/mcy8pem a copper-free vitamin could be wise. ...Read more

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What is the role of copper toxicity in causing amblyopia?

What is the role of copper toxicity in causing amblyopia?

Very Rare: This scenario is uncommon. Most amblyopia cases develop due to refractive errors (need for prescription glasses), misalignments, obstructions in vision (any cause early on for one eye not to have as clear a view as the fellow eye) or developmental differences between the two eyes. If copper toxicity has effected the clarity of the cornea or the function of the retina then amblyopia could follow. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of using the copper iud?

What are some benefits of using the copper iud?

Safe and effective: The IUD is one of the safest and most cost-effective ways to prevent pregnancy. It is almost as good as getting your tubes tied or a vasectomy in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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