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What are the symtons of having to much zinc in your system

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What are the symtons of having to much zinc in your systems...
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr PG (M.D.) replied 5 years ago.

Dr PG (M.D.) :

hi

Dr PG (M.D.) :

usually toxicity of zinc is rare

Dr PG (M.D.) :

since zinc irritates the stomach in even mildly large doses and causes symptoms like abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting etc

Dr PG (M.D.) :

other symptoms of acute rise of zinc levels in body are dehydration, anemia, lethargy, dizziness etc

Dr PG (M.D.) :

rarely chronic use of zinc can cause copper deficiency in the body

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this can cause decrease in HDL cholesterol levels predisposing patient to heart ailment

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also, there might be decrease in immunity causing frequent infections

Dr PG (M.D.) :

during pregnancy this can also harm the baby

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The symptoms of acute zinc poisoning are low blood pressure, urine retention, jaundice, seizures, joint pain, fever, coughing, and a metallic taste in the mouth

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