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Doctor insights on: Low Urinary Copper Excretion

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Can porphyria cause high urinary copper?

Can porphyria cause high urinary copper?

No, it does not: However, there are several copper metabolism issues that can occur, including Wilson's disease, and a serum ceruloplasmin level can objectify some of the concerns. ...Read more

Copper (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How suggestive is ceruloplasmin of .16, urinary copper of 176 and neurological symptoms of WD?

Wilson's Disease: your ceruloplasmin level is very suggestive of Wilson's Disease. do you also have Kayser-fleisher rings. You should be under the care of a neurologist ...Read more

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Could high urinary copper be linked to brain fog and motor skill problems?

Could high urinary copper be linked to brain fog and motor skill problems?

Possibly: High urinary copper excretion is most often associated with Wilson's disease, a hereditary disorder of copper metabolism. Other causes such as chronic liver disease may cause this. Further testing is indicated. Please follow up with your physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why would a doctor insist on a liver biopsy for someone with elevated urinary copper even though a fibroscan came back normal??

Confirmation, stage: Abnormal blood levels of copper/ceruloplasmin?. Liver biopsy confirms Wilson's disease, extent of damage to liver, help in prognosis, detailing a baseline for effects of treatment. Fibroscan is most accurate at the "extremes" (normal vs cirrhosis), but much less accurate in the middle. Likewise, it may show fibrosis (reversible scarring), but does not give information re: stage of inflammation ...Read more

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Ceruloplasmin is .14 and urinary copper is high. patient is experiencing tremors, brain fog, hyperglycemia, neuropathy, would could be ?

Ceruloplasmin is .14 and urinary copper is high. patient is experiencing tremors, brain fog, hyperglycemia, neuropathy, would could be ?

Wilson's disease: Why were the tests ordered in the first place? Your question is best asked of the doctor who ordered the tests. Results like yours can be seen in Wilson's disease, celiac disease and Crohns. ...Read more

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What is the peak urinary excretion of uric acid if on a purine-rich diet?

What is the peak urinary excretion of uric acid if on a purine-rich diet?

Varies from person t: Varies from person to person and also depends on how much you are ingesting. Best thing to do is have your 24 hr urine measured for uric acid! ...Read more

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How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

Promote: Virtually all diuretics promote excretion of potassium. Chlorine follows passively to maintain electrical neutrality. ...Read more

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Hi is a plasma copper level of 106 low ?

Copper reference lev: 0-2 months: 0.40-1.40 mcg/ml 3-6 months: 0.40-1.60 mcg/ml 7-9 months: 0.40-1.70 mcg/ml 10-12 months: 0.80-1.70 mcg/ml 13 months-10 years: 0.80-1.80 mcg/ml > or =11 years: 0.75-1.45 mcg/ml cus - clinical: copper, serum - mayo medical laboratories these are in mcg/ml. Need to know 106-what? To interpret yours. www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and.../8612?. ...Read more

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Why would low copper levels cause low ceruloplasmin levels?

Stabilized by copper: In this case, the protein that becomes ceruloplasmin (called apoceruloplasmin) is more stable in the presence of copper. So low copper levels will cause a faster degradation of the protein that otherwise becomes ceruloplasmin. Additionally, unlike some proteins, there is no increased production of ceruloplasmin when copper levels are low, . ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more