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What are the symptoms of copper deficiency and zink poisioning? How can I tell if I have a copper deficiency?

What are the symptoms of copper deficiency and zink poisioning? How can I tell if I have a copper deficiency?

Sxs: Zinc deficiency can lead to diarrhea, pneumonia, poor memory & other cognitive difficulties. Copper deficiency symptoms can include anemia, water retention, brittle bones, thyroid problems. Irritability & hair changes. See your doctor if you are concerned about possible zinc or copper deficiencies. ...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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What are the clinical signs of copper deficiency?

Copper: Copper deficiency can lead to anemia, low neutrophils (which fight infects), ataxia, spasticity & weakness of muscles as well as visual changes. ...Read more

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Is having a copper deficiency considered a hematological diagnosis? If so, why?

Copper Deficiency: Copper deficiency is indeed considered to be a hematological as well as a neurological disorder. It generally causes an anemia as well as decreased neutrophil white blood cells. A bone marrow aspirate shows many abnormalities as well. Copper deficiency is commonly caused by bariatric surgery, such as gastric bypass. Celiac disease can rarely cause deficiency due to malabsorption. ...Read more

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Can premature graying be caused by a copper deficiency?

Can  premature graying be caused by  a copper deficiency?

Reportedly yes: Graying of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. ...Read more

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I have Low caeruloplamin 0.19g/L and low serum copper 12.5 umol/L - units (Australian). Do I have Wilson Disease? or Copper deficiency? Thanks.

Finish workup: If there is any concern at all that you have Wilson's, get a proper screen -- urinary copper and perhaps a genetic screen if you've got suggestive symptoms. Missing Wilson's leads to one of the most grisly deaths possible. Managing it is easy. Your ceruloplasmin is trivially low and reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies are outside on either end. ...Read more

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Which one is a more trusted marker for copper deficiency anemia - 1. Serum Copper levels or 2. Serum Ceruloplasmin level?

Serum copper, but...: "Copper deficiency anemia" is extremely rare. If you're actually being screened for Wilson's, which is quite common, it's a different story -- urine copper is preferable to either. If you're not overdoing oral zinc & haven't had bypass surgery, this is an extreme long shot needing a very low serum copper and confirmation with a bone marrow study. ...Read more

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Hi i think I have a copper deficiency because i was taking zinc and now my bowel movements hurt, bleed, and cause hemorrhoids, is this accurate ?

Hi i think I have a copper deficiency because i was taking zinc and now my bowel movements hurt, bleed, and cause hemorrhoids, is this accurate ?

That's a stretch...: Sounds like you are too heavily relying on anecdotal supplements and lay advice. Recommend you get professional answers (more than your vitamin shop or buddy can provide). Bleeding is never normal, and deserves medical attention. Don't ignore it, and don't assume its just from hemorrhoids please. Get tested and appropriate help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin d deficiency or copper deficiency contribute to hair loss? My hair suddenly changed texture (became very thin and dry) and falls out.

Can a vitamin d deficiency or copper deficiency contribute to hair loss? My hair suddenly changed texture (became very thin and dry) and falls out.

Hair loss and vit D: A lot of things can contribute to hair loss. The vast majority of us are deficient in vitamin d, so it is not a major contributor to hair loss. When i treat hair loss, i try to correct all the things that are correctable. You need to see a dermatologist. ...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?

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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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 deficiency symptoms?

Calcium deficiency symptoms?

See answer : Early-stage calcium deficiency may not cause any symptoms but may include: brittle nails, dry skin, yellowing of teeth, muscle cramps, excessive eye twitching, weakness, and sweating in cold weather. Later stage deficiency symptoms include: muscle spasms, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face, memory loss, depression, hallucinations, poor appetite, and abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sodium deficiency?

Many: Some people with an acute change in the salt level may have seizures. Sedation and confusion are other common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of B12 deficiency?

See below: Weakness and fatigue Light-headedness and dizziness Palpitations and rapid heartbeat Shortness of breath A sore tongue that has a red, beefy appearance Nausea or poor appetite Weight loss Diarrhea Yellowish tinge to the skin and eyes Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet dementia memory loss depression muscle weakness irritability ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of immune deficiency?

What are the symptoms of immune deficiency?

Infections: Pt with immune deficiencies typically present with recurrent or unusual infections. The range of pidd varies from relatively minor to life threatening medical emergency. Check www.Primmaryimmune.Org for some really good information on pidd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency?

What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency?

Many.: Symptoms include muscle spasms, carpopedal spasm, facial grimacing, laryngeal spasm, seizure, and respiratory arrest. If it's long standing, papiledema and increased intracranial pressure develop. A patient could get irritated, with psychosis, intestinal cramps and malabsorption. Chvostek's (faial muscle spasm) and trosseau's (flexion of hand and forearm) are seen along with prolonged qt on ecg. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an immune deficiency?

What are the symptoms of an immune deficiency?

Infections: Immunodeficiency presents with recurrent infections. When these infections occur, the type of infection, the bug responsible for the infection and the frequency of infection helps the clinician understand the type of immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of magnesium deficiency like?

Depends: Often: headache, tight muscles, high blood pressure, fatigue. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.html. ...Read more