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Doctor insights on: Interesting Facts About Zinc

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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Too many facts.: If one is interested in facts concerning a specific type of cardiomyopathy, it's helpful to specify the underlying cause. There are many. Perhaps the most common is uncontrolled hypertension. Others include valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, viral diseases, autoimmune diseases and genetic abnormalities which manifest as muscle abnormalities or infiltrative diseases such as amyloid. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about earthquakes.

Unpredictable: Earthquakes are unpredictable. If you live in an earthquake prone area you should construct seismically safe buildings or retrofit buildings. ...Read more

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What are some interesting info about homocystinuria?

What are some interesting info about homocystinuria?

Inherited disorder: An abnormality of an enzyme that converts methionine (an amino acid) results in elevated levels of this compound. May be associated with connective tissue disease, heart and brain abnormalities, as well as eye problems and early blood vessel blockage or clotting. There is no known cure, but life expectancy is reduced only if untreated, usually with modified diet, vitamin b6, or frolic acid. ...Read more

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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

74 mph- break point: When the winds of a tropical storm or tropical depression reach speeds of 74 mph or greater it is classified as a hurricane and receives its formal name. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about Wildfires.

Spread like WILDFIRE: There is a reason for this admonition. Went the authorities tell your to evacuate....GET OUT ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about a vegetarian diet.

Please share an interesting fact about a vegetarian diet.

When: When everyone else in your party wants a burger, get the veggie equivalent and join in... ...Read more

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Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Common & easy: In the common form, the gut absorbs iron too well -- something of a plus, but too much iron will ruin the liver, pancreas, adrenals, heart, sex drive, and joints (base of thumb especially) and turn you gray. Easy to test for by labs, and easy to treat by draining a pint or two of blood every week. Maybe one person in 200 has the genes to get it, and some still get missed. ...Read more

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Are there any interesting facts about infections during hurricanes and typhoons?

Are there any interesting facts about infections during hurricanes and typhoons?

Gastro/Colds/Skin: Gastro, colds, respiratory illness and skin infection are common. Deadly, uncommon diseases like cholera and typhoid are not likely to become an epidemic following a hurricane in the United States. Diseases such as this are not commonly found in the United States and are therefore not likely to be found after a hurricane. http://www.symptomfind.com/health/infectious-disease-after-a-hurricane/ ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Acai: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more

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Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health. Do you know anything about them?

Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health.  Do you know anything about them?

Hair health: Agree with the doctor who commented on $. Nioxin is basically a super weak "knock off" for rogaine (minoxidil) type medicine. If you have hair loss best to make sure no thyroid or anemia issues (or many other derm issues). If really a problem & want a product, discuss something more "proven" to invest your efforts. (for ex: rogaine (minoxidil), but not for pregnant women.). ...Read more

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Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Lifestyle: Given all that we know about the health benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, it is surprising that only a small percentage of people get the recommended amount of exercise daily, and that few medical treatments include dietary and exercise advice. ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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Is their a website that has posts nutrition facts for everything?

Is their a website that has posts nutrition facts for everything?

Yes!: This is one of the best websites i've found for analyzing nutritional data of foods. http://nutritiondata.self.com/. ...Read more

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Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

A hoax: Vaccine haters in the 80's told us they caused cp, in the 90's crib death & now autism. Court testimony revealed a money making hoax behind the MMR scare and the dr lost his license to practice. The vaccines have been the single best lifesaver for kids in a hundred years. They are safe and effective as offered. ...Read more

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Who reviews info about food labeling?

Who reviews info about food labeling?

Several levels: The fda regulates drugs for purity and efficacy. The fda regulates food for purity but not quality. The fda is forbidden by law to inspect in any way food supplements like vitamins and nutritional products unless there are serious complaints after they hit the market. Consumer reports will sometimes look at content. You cannot trust agencies paid for by the food industry. ...Read more

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I read about a study about seaweed intake helping with two things: controlling HIV and preventing pregnancy. Any thoughts as pertaining validity of ?

 I read about a study about seaweed intake helping with two things: controlling HIV and preventing pregnancy. Any thoughts as pertaining validity of ?

Total rubbish: It takes only a few seconds to make something up and put it on the internet. These people pretend to be persecuted geniuses, advanced scientific minds and so forth. Whatever they are selling is relatively cheap and people think, "A little money for something that might work." You're rewarding their lying, and if it fails (contraception is super-serious), they'll blame you and you can't sue. ...Read more

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Can zinc help grow at 15?

Can zinc help grow at 15?

No : Healthy diet can help and that it prevents being short from poor nutrition. Zinc alone doesn't make a difference ...Read more

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How does zinc affect the body?

Trace element: Zinc is one of the trace elements needed for the activity of certain enzymes, including enzymes involved in DNA synthesis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Are expired zinc tablets okay?

Zinc: Zinc, a mineral does not go "bad" and if tablets in cool and dry environment they are good for much longer than expiration date. ...Read more

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What are some food that provide zinc?

What are some food that provide zinc?

Many sources: There are many food sources of zinc. Oysters provide more than any other food, but poultry and red meat are the main sources for most americans. Crab, lobster, some beans, and cashews are others. ...Read more

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How to reduce your zinc in your body?

Why do you ask?: If you have self-diagnosed based on a list of symptoms at a website by an "independent medical thinker", or have been to a lab that tests metals on everybody (these folks are mostly charlatans), i hope you'll reconsider. Please get with an evidence-based physician who's savvy about nutrition and trace metals; if you've already done this, there's no further need to ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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Zinc expired but can I still take it?

For 1000 years: Zinc is a mineral. It will never go bad or lose its potency. The date is there to get you to go buy more. ...Read more

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Is zinc dangerous at to high quantity?

Zinc Toxicity: The recommended dietary allowance (rda) for zinc in adults is 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women. Zinc toxicity from high zinc intake can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Acute adverse effects include gastrointestinal disturbances and headaches. Chronic effects include reduced immune function, altered iron function, and reduced high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. ...Read more

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What happens if you get too much zinc?

What happens if you get too much zinc?

Acute Zinc Toxicity: can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea headache, irritability, lethargy & dizziness. Other problems can arise with chronic zinc toxicity. ...Read more

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What is zinc sulfate (220 mg) used for?

Supplementation: Zinc is a mineral that the body relies on for proper functioning. Zinc sulfate provides supplemental zinc in patients that do not have enough in their body. It can also be used to help with wound healing. ...Read more

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What are the vegetables containing zinc?

Few if any: Zinc is important in making proteins and dna, immune function, wound healing and even taste and smell. The recommended daily allowance (rda) of zinc is 8 mg for women and 11 mg for men. It is not generally found in vegetables per se, but is in legumes like peas, baked beans, cashews, chickpeas, kidney beans and others. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/zinc-healthprofessional for more info. ...Read more

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Is zinc less absorbed from plant-based food?

Is zinc less absorbed from plant-based food?

Plant sources of Zn.: Foods high in phytates, which bind zinc and decrease its absorption include legumes and other sources of fiber. Nevertheless, they are still good sources of zinc and have many other health benefits which substantially outweigh the presence of phytates, (which also help prevent zinc overdose). Good sources of zinc and fiber include spinach, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, beans, peas, and whole grains. ...Read more

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What can overdosing on zinc tablets do to you?

What can overdosing on zinc tablets do to you?

Bad things: Acute adverse effects of high zinc intake include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and headaches. One case report cited severe nausea and vomiting within 30 minutes of ingesting 4 g of zinc gluconate. Intakes of 150–450 mg of zinc per day have been associated with low copper status, altered iron function, reduced immune function, and reduced levels of hd lipoproteins. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 25 mg zinc safe to consume daily?

Not likely: Depends on your health status and reason, but recommended dose absorbed is about 8-10mg per day. Supplements are not fully absorbed, but for cold prevention, it works best when taken in proximity to the beginning of a cold's symptoms, and not with continuous administration. ...Read more

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What can be done when too much zinc is ingested?

What can be done when too much zinc is ingested?

Call poison control: For specific questions about ingestion of medications, i would call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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What's the difference between zinc gluconium ans sulfate?

Industry vs dietary: Zinc sulfate is a chemical in dyes and pigments. The zinc in dietary supplements include zinc oxide, zinc gluconate and zinc acetate. ...Read more

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What is a therapeutic zinc capsule and where can I buy it?

Useful only for rare: Have you had surgery to combat obesity? Do not take this unless you have a precise diagnosis. Indications are rare. Unfortunately it is sold by con men who make false claims in an effort to take some of your money.There is no legitimate "therapeutic" zinc capsule. If you have medical problems, see a legitimate physician. ...Read more

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Are there any risks in taking zinc 10 mg 2 to 3 times per week?

Zinc: can leach copper out of the body. You need lab testing to make sure you need zinc and if you do it needs to be taken w/a smaller copper supplement. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any problems with zinc collecting in the body over time?

Yes w/ every vitamin: You can get too much of anything, even water. While in the short term certain supplements may be helpful, you will correct a deficiency eventually. At that point, continuing to take the supplement at the same rate will cause symptoms. If it's water, you wake up at night to urinate. If it's vitamin c, you'll probably get heartburn. Will zinc it may be severe nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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