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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Zinc Deficiency

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How do you know if you have a zinc deficiency?

How do you know if you have a zinc deficiency?

See below: Symptoms include: growth failure, primary hypogonadism, skin disease, impaired taste and smell, and impaired immunity and resistance to infection.

However, any of these symptoms are much more likely due to more mundane causes rather than zinc deficiency unless you eat a protein poor diet in the third world or you are a lacto-ovo-vegetarian. ...Read more

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What are the clinical signs of zinc deficiency?

Zinc: According to mayo clinic, zinc deficiency can cause diarrhea, hair loss, decreased appetite, growth retardation, delayed wound healing, metal lethargy, impotence & problems with hair & skin. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of zinc deficiency?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of zinc deficiency?

Zinc: Zinc has many roles in the body and deficiency can present as loos of taste, poor would healing, and prostate disease. ...Read more

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What to do about infertility caused by zinc deficiency?

What to do about infertility caused by zinc deficiency?

I doubt very: Much if your infertility is due to zinc deficiency, which is rare in the absence of severe cancer, renal disease, etc Check w/your doctor. Besides, zinc is easy to supplement if you desire, ...Read more

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Is there a blood test to check to see if a person has zinc deficiency?

Is there a blood test to check to see if a person has zinc deficiency?

Yes, but is not: Usually needed. With the exception of rare metabolic disorders or persons on total parenteral nutrition, zinc deficiency is rare. Usual diet has sufficient zinc to meet the needs of the body. ...Read more

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What cand the cause of having both cobber and zinc deficiency be even with supplement?

Mineral deficiencies: Mineral deficiencies are uncommon in the US. Zinc and copper blood levels are not accurate and do not rule out a deficiency. Zinc supplementation interferes with copper absorption. Eat a balanced diet, avoid OTC supplementations with out consulting your doctor, as you might be making the problem worse. ...Read more

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I have suffer from lower zinc deficiency. My blood has an orange colour. I would like to know which diseases cause this.

I have suffer from lower zinc deficiency. My blood has an orange colour. I would like to know which diseases cause this.

Zinc deficiency: ..in itself does not cause orange-colored urine. Deficiency is usually diagnosed by serum or plasma blood tests or hair analysis. Conditions which are associated with orange urine color include liver or bile duct problems or significant dehydration which can concentrate your urine and make it much deeper in color. I would rehydrate generously and see what happens. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Is my zinc deficiency causing my possible depression?

Zink and depression: I don't believe there are any data supporting direct link between depression and zink deficiency. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue be caused by a zinc deficiency?

Can geographic tongue be caused by a zinc deficiency?

No proven link: As far as I know there is no proven link. If you suffer from geographic tongue, try zinc supplements. It’s been suggested that a zinc deficiency
may be responsible for some incidences of geographic
tongue. Zinc supplements may lessen the effects of the
condition in this case but will not remove it completely. Run your own test and let us know the results. ...Read more

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What is a good regimen for correcting moderate Zinc deficiency? (50 mg/d for 30 days?) How much copper should I add to balance 50mg zinc supplement?

What is a good regimen for correcting moderate Zinc deficiency? (50 mg/d for 30 days?) How much copper should I add to balance 50mg zinc supplement?

Get another opinion: Zinc deficiency is serious but not stand alone. It does not occur in a vacuum. The important thing is to CORRECTLY diagnose it and determine the cause. This is usually obvious. Have you had bariatric surgery? Parenteral feeding? Serum zinc should be over. 65mcg/ml and copper should be less than 100% of zinc. If you are serious about this go to a metabolic unit where the do parenteral feeding or ba ...Read more

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Diag - idiopathic hypogonadism. Why would dr. Not test for vit. D3 or zinc deficiency in light of studies which suggest these could be the cause?

Diag - idiopathic hypogonadism. Why would dr. Not test for vit. D3 or zinc deficiency in light of studies which suggest these could be the cause?

Internet medicine: Because those are rare and most likely you have no other symptoms that worry your physician all americans are more than not likely to be vitamin d deficient and you should be on a daily vitamin d. But that will not fix your normal male trouble of low testosterone. ...Read more

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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?

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: Major clinical trials to address concern, more marketing. The primary reference, by current technology, is by blood concentration, though this 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

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Does ALL meat, such as turkey, contain zinc? I have Crohn's and concerned about a zinc deficiency. How can I test for It?

A simple: Blood test is available but if you are that concerned most MULTIVITAMIN/MINEFRAL PREPARATIONS contain Zinc in amounts sufficient to avoid deficiency.....

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I buy zinc supplements to treat my acne even if I do not have a zinc deficiency? I'm thinking about buying Nature Made's 30mg zinc tablets.

Can I buy zinc supplements to treat my acne even if I do not have a zinc deficiency? I'm thinking about buying Nature Made's 30mg zinc tablets.

Save your money: 40 years ago there was a suggestion that Zn supplements might help acne. It was studied and shown to be NOT EFFECTIVE. So it was abandoned by those who actually know how to clear acne. But the frauds and crooks kept looking for suckers to sell to. They will sell anything the rubes will buy. Zinc supplements are useful for only a few special situations unrelated to acne. ...Read more

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Can a zinc deficiency cause low testosterone levels?

Zinc: Shouldn't, but I would need much more information to help answer your question. If you have the time you could see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Actually: I prefer Zinc Sulphate!! HOWEVER any of the above are most likely just fine since the amount needed to replenish your total body zinc is quite low!! (Higher levels are used in medical conditions eg cold virus control and Prostate function! ...Read more