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What does high urine zinc mean? 

What does high urine zinc mean? 

Diuretic side-effect: High urinary zinc levels are most commonly a side-effect or complication of taking some diuretics. Diuretics are given for some cardiac conditions, fluid retention, hypertension and high urinary calcium excretion. Occurs < with potassium containing diuretics. Can cause reduced or lack of ability to taste or smell, can be associated with impotence plus slow or poor healing. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the

Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done.  My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal.  My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low.  I have all of the

Any : Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has been a challenge for a lot of doctors. I recommend you consult a medical toxicologist. These doctors specialize in poison and metal toxicity. If you have already done so, i suggest a second opinion by another doctor in the field. Good luck. ...Read more

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How normal is a urine pH level of 5?

How normal is a urine pH level of 5?

In normal range: The ph scale measures acidity and basicity. Higher ph means the urine is more basic and lower ph means it is more acidic. Normal range for urine can be between 4.5 - 8.0 according to most sources. Medication and various medical conditions can affect ph, including multiple issues at one time making deciphering the meaning of the ph without more info difficult. ...Read more

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Can high creatinine levels cause urine foam?

Can high creatinine levels cause urine foam?

See details: Foamy urine usually indicates elevated protein in the urine more than an elevated creatinine. ...Read more

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What causes high levels of calcium in the urine?

What causes high levels of calcium in the urine?

Hypercalciuria: According to information on line affects 5-10% of the population and is the commonest cause of calcium kidney stones. It has long been known that it is related to magnesium deficiency, so the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a supplement of magnesium. ...Read more

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What amount "urine" actually detects THC levels?

What amount "urine" actually detects THC levels?

Don't understand ?: Are you asking how much urine has to be provided to have a valid test, or what the levels of thc have to be in urine to be detected? Both questions have variable answers, depending on which test is being used. Some tests require literally a drop of urine on a test strip for validity, others require a minimum of 10 cc. Some tests will detect as little as 5 ng/ml of thc, others report at 50 ng/ml. ...Read more

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High keytone levels in the urine what could it be?

High keytone levels in the urine what could it be?

Urinary ketones: If you have ketones in your urine with no glucose, you are ingesting no carbohydrates. This is called "starvation ketosis". If you have ketones and glucose in your urine, you are in diabetic ketoacidosis. Starvation ketosis can be resolved by eating some carbohydrates while keotacidosis is an emergency situation that requires hospitalization to resolve. ...Read more

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What does hiigh levels of creatinine in my urine mean?

What does hiigh levels of creatinine in my urine mean?

Not much: Urine creatinine is concentrated with dehydration, but is always higher than blood creatinine except in severe kidney desease. The urine creatinine is much higher than blood in a normal state.. The importance of urine creatinine is in the calculation of creatinine clearance and fractional excretions. This requires interpretation by your physician. ...Read more

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