Zinc Deficiency

Inadequate amounts of zinc in body cells.This affects function of the testes,liver and muscles,and affects the sructure of bones,teeth,hair and skin.Zinc is a vital part of many enzymes that facilitate chemicals reactions necessary for normal body function-including immune function and skin healing.
All ages but most common in children during periods of rapid growth(10 to 18 years).

Signs &Symptoms
Poor appetite

poor growth
Sensations of unpleasant tastes and odors,and decreased  senses of taste and smell.
Decreased sex drive
Darkening of skin all over the body.
Sparse hair growth

Deformed nails.

Risk increases with

Alcoholism,Alcohol the excretion of zinc.
Use of cartisone drugs,which increase zinc excretion.
Pregnancy
Diabetes,kidney disease or cirrhosis
Burns or major traums.

Diagnostic Measures

Laboratory blood studies of zinc levels;other tests to determiine any underlying disorder.

Possible complications
Iron deficiency anemis.Zinc is necessary for iron absorption.
Poor wound healing

Liver and spleen enlargement.
Excess zinc replacement or overdose may interfere with body’s manufacture of necessary enzymes.

Probable outcome
Usually curable in 2 months with zinc supplements and removal or treatment of the underlying causes.
General Measures
Follow your doctor’s instructions.Compliance with your medical treatment plan is essential for the best outcome.
Medication
Your doctor may prescribe zinc supplements.Take with milk or meals to prevent stomach upset.
Diet
Eat foods high in zinc such as red meat.Avoid excessive intake of whole meal bread.

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Dr. Muhammad Iqbal is a board certified Homeopathic Skin and Beauty Specialist

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