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Zinc Deficiency Symptoms In Men
Could the micro-injuries caused by derma-rolling increase my body's need for zinc? After derma-rolling I've been experiencing zinc-deficiency symptoms
See your dermatologi: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Excessive zinc intake 5 or so months ago for 2-3 weeks (100mg+/day), then I discontinued. Now zinc deficiency symptoms are appearing (hair loss), why?
Forgive my frankness: I appreciate your interest in health, which first prompted you to oversupplement (this will upset your gut and risk copper deficiency). Don't self-diagnose zinc deficiency now just because you're losing hair now. You may have telogen effluvium, be losing your temple hair like all newly-adult men do, or something else. Most "pop" nutrition is junk; why not talk with a real dietician? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Can several ejaculations within a short period of time cause zinc deficiency in vegeterians. Who do not take zinc supplements?
No: A person, vegan or not, does not get zinc deficiency from ejaculating several times. If he worries about things like this, he can a typical once-a-day vitamin+mineral supplement that contains zinc. ...Read more
No more zinc: Far too many to list here. A very interesting topic for those interested in the skin signs of systemic disease, though. ...Read more
Find cause: I'm going to assume that you were tested by a reputable lab; there are fake "nutrition labs." d3 deficiency is common due to diet and lack of sun exposure. If you are vitamin a and zinc deficient on a reasonably normal non-vegetarian diet, you may have malabsorption. If you are B12 deficient non-vegan, you are likely to be seriously sick & need a proper workup. Get with a dr you rightly trust. ...Read more