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Too Much Iron In Your System
Diet: I'm not sure if this answers your question but to decrease the amount that goes into your body, you need to modify your diet by eating foods with less salt and less sugar. If you ask about whats already in your system, typically we have to let the body take care of itself and there isn't much we can do to eliminate sodium or sugar faster. All in all you're right in wanting less of those two things ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's right: This is only a problem for people with kidney disease however. If you have kidney failure, one should not eat too much protein; how much you can eat depends on how severe the kidney disease is and how much you weigh. Most studies have shown that people who have normal kidneys can tolerate a high protein diet just fine. ...Read more
Can too much magnesium glycinate chelate be absorbed in the body (with high doses) and cause permanent damage? Or do good kidneys filter it all out?
Likely filtered out: High dose magnesium can cause muscle weakness / fatigue / lethargy, but with good hydration, the kidneys will filter and excrete the excess over time. Use all medications / treatments according to dr's recommendations. Call poison center for specific advice and recommendations if concerned. ...Read more
Can you determine if you have too much iron in your body by your folate (folic acid) levels? My doc says its pretty much the same thing.....
Niacin: Can affect cholesterol and liver within 2 weeks. Liver function and cholesterol should be checked within a month. ...Read more
It is possible: That you can upset your electrolyte balance if you drink too much water... You can become hyponatremic ( low in salt).. Usually results from excess water and underlying health problems.. Use common sense. ...Read more
Let me help: Nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness, and excessive drowsiness are some of the possible symptoms that may occur with an overdose of calcium. Symptoms of an overdose may occur if your dosage exceeds the tolerable upper intake level" (ul), which is 2500 mg (2.5 grams) daily. If you happen to take too much calcium, be sure to seek medical attention right away. ...Read more
Possibly: Hemochromatosis can be an infiltrative disease and that's important in fertility because if the pituitary gland is infiltrated with iron it can alter the signals to the gonads (testes and ovaries). Because of this, there can be a decrease in production of either sperm or eggs and that obviously isn't good when you're talking about fertility. ...Read more
Possible: You would have to take massive amounts of calcium to cause this because you can not absorb much more than 500mg at a time. The rest would be passed out in your stool. However, some calcium supplements have lead contamination which can cause kidney problems and thus fluid retention. Be sure that any supplement that you take is independently tested for contaminants (most are not.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can it be that too much ketones in the urine due to low food intake in the long run cause my type 1diabetes?
No: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder caused by your body attacking the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin. It has nothing to do with your diet. Much more likely related to some type of infection that led to an immune response by your body that went awry, leading to the antibodies attacking your poor pancreas and leaving it non-functional. Stop blaming yourself and concentrate on now! ...Read more
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