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Zinc Deficiency

Zinc Deficiency Causes

It is said to be cause by the decrease or inadequate intake of zinc, or loss of zinc in the body caused by copper exposure.

Zinc Deficiency Definition

Zinc deficiency is a medical condition whereby there is a low intake of zinc which is an essential mineral in every cell.

Zinc Deficiency Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and blood tests.

Zinc Deficiency Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes behavioral disturbance, dandruff, delay in the healing of the wound, diarrhea, skin lesions including eczema, and acne, white spot in the fingernail, hair loss and growth retardation.

Zinc Deficiency Treatment

Treatment includes intake of foods that are rich in zinc such as oyster, nuts, peas, meat products and eggs. It may also be treated through administration of zinc supplements.

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