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How To Know When To Adjust Trientene And Zinc Doses
Yes: Trientine is used in wilson's disease (a rare copper storage disease) to chelate (bind) copper. Zinc is a trace element, dietary supplement with many alleged benefits that are unproved except in zinc deficiency. There is no reported interaction between the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wilson's disease: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411 for info re wilson's disease which is autosomal recessive cause of excess copper. Both Penicillamine & trientine are used to chelate & remove excess copper. There's no best drug for everyone but rather a best drug for you. Talk to your doc about what's available to you, what's affordable, and what side effects are tolerable to you. ...Read more
How LONG does one need to supplement with low dose 25-35mg zinc to recover from overtraining related zinc deficiency? What tests yo decide zinc level?
No easy answers or : no easy answers or major clinical trials to address concern. The primary standard, by current technology, is by blood concentration, though does not address all issues (At the same time, be careful to avoid marketing nonsense, lots of that around.) Study: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/BUOrderInfo.action?tc=945&labCode=AMD & be aware "reference range" = central 95.8% of all values. ...Read more
Every doctor seems to say a different thing. Once and for all;are over-the-counter zinc supplements effective against acne? If so, what dose is good?
Adjunct only: You sound frustrated. I understand. There are topical zinc rx's; oral zinc has been used for acne conglobata. Oral zinc itself can make you seriously sick and you'd do better with something stronger & mainstream. If your topical benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin aren't clearing you, you may be a candidate for oral tetracycline 500 2x/day or isotretinoin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grand daughter was given a toxic dose of zinc , had a severe reaction, skin peeling off entire body, is that toxic epidermal necrolysis?
Ask the DR: Zinc toxicity causes diarrhea. There may be vomiting as well. Something very different is happening.You left out too much to get anything else. WHY WAS THIS CHILD GIVEN ANY ZINC AT ALL? What dose? How administered? Once? Or more? There are very few legitimate reasons to take zinc. ...Read more
Hi! I am a 22 year old college student. I have been dealing with mild to moderate acne. What daily dose of zinc is safe? and which copper supplement?
30-60 mg/day: Too much zinc can be hazardous but a dose of 30-60 mg of zinc, ideally as zinc picolinate, is safe and effective. This should be balanced with copper in a 1:10-15 ratio, so 2-4 mg of copper. Many zinc supplements are balanced with the proper amount of copper. Many other vitamins and minerals can help. See http://thescienceofacne.com/vitamin-and-mineral-supplements/ Minimize sugar and dairy. ...Read more
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