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What is the role of copper toxicity in causing amblyopia?

What is the role of copper toxicity in causing amblyopia?

Very Rare: This scenario is uncommon. Most amblyopia cases develop due to refractive errors (need for prescription glasses), misalignments, obstructions in vision (any cause early on for one eye not to have as clear a view as the fellow eye) or developmental differences between the two eyes. If copper toxicity has effected the clarity of the cornea or the function of the retina then amblyopia could follow. ...Read more

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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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I have anxiety and panic. I have done a lot of research and copper toxicity comes up a lot a a possible cause is there any truth to that?

I have anxiety and panic. I have done a lot of research and copper toxicity comes up a lot a a possible cause is there any truth to that?

Please continue to: see your doc. Copper toxicity possibility, and other heavy metals, can be measured via a heavy metals test from Great Plains lab in KS USA. There website has info this topic. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Copper IUD is said to be effective but is there a possibility of copper toxicity? I want a non hormonal birth control.

Unlikely: If a woman is not allergic to copper and does not have a pre-exisiting copper exposure that has increased her level of copper, then it is not likely that the Copper T would cause any toxicity problems. ...Read more

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According to Mayo Clinic Medical Labs: decreased serum copper concentrations, can be induced by copper toxicity! How can U be deficient and toxic?

According to Mayo Clinic Medical Labs:   decreased serum copper concentrations, can be induced by copper toxicity! How can U be deficient and toxic?

It's subtle: I actually know this one. Copper in the blood circulates bound to a carrier that's produced by the liver. Toxic levels of copper suppress its production. I'm glad you've got an inquiring mind, Carl. This will help you see through the "natural healing" folks' idea that we're just bags of vitamins. If you're interested in supplements or exotic labs, get with an evidence-based holist. ...Read more

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Calcium high at 10.7, alkaline Phosphatase very low at 10. Negative parathyroid, not anemic, celiac, copper level is normal. What could be the cause?

Calcium high at 10.7, alkaline Phosphatase very low at 10. Negative parathyroid, not anemic, celiac, copper level is normal. What could be the cause?

Watch it: You may have hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, with probably isn't worth the workup as it's not something worth treating. I trust you're not taking a thiazide or dolomite pills, or overdoing milk / antacids. Unless you also have a low albumin, this is unlikely to impact your life. Low alk-phos is never worrisome. Best wishes. ...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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Could my copper level be affecting my iron level?

Yes: Best to have your primary doctor follow specific levels for the next 18-24 months. Checking them every 6 months over this time course if you are seriously concerned. ...Read more

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Does a normal serum copper level and serum ceruloplasmin level of 21 rule out wilson's disease? Have fatty liver with zero risk factors & mansymptoms

No: Diagnosing wilson's is treacherous and i'd ask about a urinary copper. About 1/4 of wilson's patients will have normal serum ceruloplasmin, and the serum copper is even less reliable. ...Read more

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Lazy Eye (Definition)

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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more