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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?

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is the role of copper toxicity in causing amblyopia?

What is the role of copper toxicity in causing amblyopia?

Let explian: In earlier stages of copper toxicity, the excess copper affects many systems in the body including the reproductive system, glandular system, immune system, and nervous system. In the nervous system, high levels of copper produce an abundance of neurotransmitters like Dopamine and epinephrine. These are stimulants, which cause a mass firing of neurons in the portions of the brain

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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.

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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects.

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If I get my copper IUD removed will my periods go back to normal? (less heavy less painful) also will it hurt to remove it? It was put in july 2013

If I get my copper IUD removed will my periods go back to normal? (less heavy less painful) also will it hurt to remove it? It was put in july 2013

Easy to remove it: Removal is so much easier than insertion. So much. Don't be afraid of the removal. And yes, your periods should calm down after removal. They won't be as good as periods you might have had while on birth control pills, but more like your own natural cycles. Good luck!

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Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the

Any: Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has been a challenge for a lot of doctors. I recommend you consult a medical toxicologist. These doctors specialize in poison and metal toxicity. If you have already done so, I suggest a second opinion by another doctor in the field. Good luck.

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I have black facial hair but some of it is a copper color what does that mean?

Copper Hair: Just as iron deposits turn to rust stains in your sink or tub as they oxidize, the same thing happens on your hair. To see if it is in fact iron or metallic deposits on your hair, cut off a few strands and place on a white paper towel an put on a drop of plain ammonia. Metallic repairs will turn the paper towel purple.

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Can you tell me what would cause high copper serum, low copper urine and low copper concentration?

You are ingesting it: This sounds like Copper ingestion. (Wilson's Disease has high Copper levels in urine and high Copper Concentration in whole blood) DO YOU USE COPPER COOKWARE?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I NEW COPPER PIPES JUST INSTALLED????????????? If so AHAH!! Hope this helps Dr Z

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Do low copper levels cause low ceruloplasmin levels, or is it the other way around?

Copper: Ceruloplasmin is the protein which carries about 70% of the copper in the body, Albumin and macroglobulins the rest. On can manifest copper deficiency with ceruloplasmin deficiency, but more commonly dietary deficiency or malabsorption is the source of low copper. Ceruloplasmin is also important in iron metabolism.

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Can mid to normal copper levels cause hair thinning?

Can mid to normal copper levels cause hair thinning?

No: If your hair is thinning, you need to rule out telogen effluvium and alopecia areata. Your question suggests to me that you have been wasting your time reading about minerals on the internet, most (but not all) of which is made up out of whole cloth. At about age 21, all normal men lose the hair on their temples. If your hair is actually thinning, get with a competent dermatologist.

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What is use of colloidal copper?

Let me explain: Copper is an essential mineral that body needs to support the health of your red blood cells, nerve fibers, bones and connective tissues. Copper is found in nuts, legumes, cereals, oysters, meat, potatoes and certain other vegetables.. Don’t take copper before first consulting your doctor.

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How can copper affect a child's health?

How can copper affect a child's health?

Copper is incorpora-: Ted in enzymes & proteins needed for development & maintenance of many organs & for many metabolic processes. Dietary copper is sufficient for kids & adults.Ingestion of copper supplements & genetic disorders like Wilson Disease, in which copper accumulates in the liver cause copper toxicity. Severe malnourishment, certain chelating agents & genetic disorders like Menke's cause copper deficiency.

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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.

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Is there anyone that has the copper i.U.D anymore\?

Many: Copper iuds are still in use although it is not as popular as one that contains progestin hormone (mirena). Copper iud (paragard) is approved for 10 years of use as opposed to Mirena (levonorgestrel) which is approved for 5 years. The main advantage of Mirena (levonorgestrel) is very light or no periods. Paragard is associated with little heavier periods.

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