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ZINC AND IT'S IMPORTANCE FOR HEALTH

Dr. Jagdish Prasad Mehrotra 89% (1709 ratings)
MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon

ZINC AND IT'S IMPORTANCE FOR HEALTH

Zinc is an trace mineral

It is needed for immunity system proper functioning and plays role in cell division, cell growth, hormone production, wound healing and carbohydrates breakdown. Besides this it is needed for senses of smell and taste and enhances the action of insulin

For growth and development during pregnancy, infancy and childhood zinc is required.

It may reduce the risk of common cold if taken regularly for 5 month( Recent study)

Animal protein e.g. Beef, pork and Lamb other good sources are nuts, grains, legumes and yeast. Fruits and vegetables are not good source of zinc.

It is a supplement of multivitamins in the form of Zinc gluconate, Zinc sulphate or Zinc acetate.

Sign and symptoms of deficiency

Note:(Deficiency is more common in vegetarian than non vegetarian)

Frequent infection

Hypogonadism in males

Loss of hairs

Poor appetite

Skin sore

Slow growth

Sense of smell and Taste problem

Poor wound healing

If taken in excess may cause abdominal cramps, Diarrhea and vomiting along with deficiency of Copper or iron

Weight gain or weight loss

Nerve dysfunction.

Increase risk of Infertility

Increase risk of Diabetes

Zinc requirements: It varies in different age group

Infant:

0-6 months: 2 milligrams/day

7-12 months: 3 milligrams/day

Children:

1-3 years: 3 milligrams/day

4-8 years: 5 milligrams/day

9 -13 years: 8 milligrams/day

Adolescents and adults:

Males age 14 and over: 11 milligrams/day

Females age 14 to 18 years: 9 milligrams/day

Females age 19 and over: 8 milligrams/day

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Zinc Deficiency - How To Detect It?

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Bharti 89% (146 ratings)
MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
Zinc Deficiency - How To Detect It?

Zinc deficiency is one epidemic that people are mostly unaware of. As per the data shared by World Health Organization, around 31% of the world population is suffering from zinc deficiency. The problem is also ranked 5th in the leading factors that cause several diseases. It is also a primary reason why underdeveloped nations suffer from high mortality rate as zinc deficiency is associated with child pneumonia and diarrhea.

Every person, young or old, needs to have a regular intake of zinc for a healthy life, which it is known as an essential nutrient. It is also present in every cell, tissue, bone and fluid in the human body; zinc is especially prevalent in male semen and prostate glands.

Common Symptoms Of Zinc Deficiency

Unfortunately, millions of people suffering from zinc deficiency are unaware of their condition. However, looking out for certain key indicators can help in identifying the problem before it becomes severe. Here are the common symptoms of zinc deficiency that everyone must look out for:

  1. Poor Neurological Function- Zinc is an absolute necessity for neuropsychologic performance and growth. Low levels of zinc lead to attention disorders in infants, which may persist till the adulthood. But, it doesn’t mean you will start pumping your kids with an overdose of zinc. It has been found that zinc is absorbed best with other nutrients and especially when taken with whole foods.
  2. Weak Immunity- Your immune function works best when it has an adequate amount of zinc. It is vital for the growth of T-Cell and differentiating white blood cells to keep diseases at bay. Zinc is also necessary for the structural component of the hormone receptors. They contribute exponentially to have a healthy and balanced immune function.
  3. Diarrhea & Leaky Gut- Impaired immunity causes zinc deficiency diarrhea, which can become a persistent health problem. Every year diarrhea affects nearly 2 million children worldwide, and most of them are suspected to have a zinc deficiency and bacterial infection. Leaky gut, also called intestinal permeability can lead to a slew of health problems like skin allergies, thyroid problems, and nutrient malabsorption.

Zinc Rich Foods You Must Include In Your Diet

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms shared above, then you might be suffering from the zinc deficiency. To improve the level of zinc in your body, you can either take all natural zinc supplements. But, supplements usually contain several forms of zinc like zinc sulfate, zinc acetate and more. Thus, it is better to include the below-shared foods in your diet, which contain a high amount of zinc:

  1. Pumpkin seeds –?1/2 cup: 8.4 mg
  2. Lamb?– 4 oz: 5.2 mg
  3. Cashews –?1/2 cup: 3.8 mg
  4. Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) –?1 cup cooked: 2.5 mg
  5. Mushrooms –?1 cup cooked: 1.9 mg
  6. Chicken –? 4 oz: 1.6 mg
  7. Kefir or Yogurt? – 1 cup: 1.4 mg
  8. Spinach –?1 cup cooked: 1.4 mg
  9. Cocoa powder –? 1 Tbsp: 0.4 mg
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My wife is in her 2nd trimester. Owing to Iron tablet consumption her stool has become hard & dry. Moreover, she used to suffer from piles. Can she use Shield Ointment (Composition: Lidocaine, Hydrocortisone Acetate, Zinc Oxide and Allantoin) now at her rectum, as she used to do?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (29022 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My wife is in her 2nd trimester. Owing to Iron tablet consumption her stool has become hard & dry. Moreover, she used...
She has to drink a lot of water and can take another brand of iron ( it is a must somehow ) and avoid constipation by taking Lactulose syrup and eating fruits . She can use the cream for difficulty in passing motion
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Zinc Deficiency - How To Detect If You Are Suffering From It?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (29022 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Zinc Deficiency - How To Detect If You Are Suffering From It?

Zinc deficiency is one epidemic that people are mostly unaware of. As per the data shared by World Health Organization, around 31% of the world population is suffering from zinc deficiency. The problem is also ranked 5th in the leading factors that cause several diseases. It is also a primary reason why underdeveloped nations suffer from high mortality rate as zinc deficiency is associated with child pneumonia and diarrhea.

Every person, young or old, needs to have a regular intake of zinc for a healthy life, which it is known as an essential nutrient. It is also present in every cell, tissue, bone and fluid in the human body; zinc is especially prevalent in male semen and prostate glands.

Common Symptoms Of Zinc Deficiency

Unfortunately, millions of people suffering from zinc deficiency are unaware of their condition. However, looking out for certain key indicators can help in identifying the problem before it becomes severe. Here are the common symptoms of zinc deficiency that everyone must look out for:

  1. Poor Neurological Function - Zinc is an absolute necessity for neuropsychologic performance and growth. Low levels of zinc lead to attention disorders in infants, which may persist till the adulthood. But, it doesn’t mean you will start pumping your kids with an overdose of zinc. It has been found that zinc is absorbed best with other nutrients and especially when taken with whole foods.
  2. Weak Immunity - Your immune function works best when it has an adequate amount of zinc. It is vital for the growth of T-Cell and differentiating white blood cells to keep diseases at bay. Zinc is also necessary for the structural component of the hormone receptors. They contribute exponentially to have a healthy and balanced immune function.
  3. Diarrhea & Leaky Gut -  Impaired immunity causes zinc deficiency diarrhea, which can become a persistent health problem. Every year diarrhea affects nearly 2 million children worldwide, and most of them are suspected to have a zinc deficiency and bacterial infection. Leaky gut, also called intestinal permeability can lead to a slew of health problems like skin allergies, thyroid problems, and nutrient malabsorption.

Zinc Rich Foods You Must Include In Your Diet

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms shared above, then you might be suffering from the zinc deficiency. To improve the level of zinc in your body, you can either take all natural zinc supplements. But, supplements usually contain several forms of zinc like zinc sulfate, zinc acetate and more. Thus, it is better to include the below-shared foods in your diet, which contain a high amount of zinc:

  1. Pumpkin seeds –1/2 cup: 8.4 mg
  2. Grass-fed Beef – 4 oz: 5.2 mg
  3. Lamb – 4 oz: 5.2 mg
  4. Cashews – 1/2 cup: 3.8 mg
  5. Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) – 1 cup cooked: 2.5 mg
  6. Mushrooms – 1 cup cooked: 1.9 mg
  7. Chicken – 4 oz: 1.6 mg
  8. Kefir or Yogurt – 1 cup: 1.4 mg
  9. Spinach – 1 cup cooked: 1.4 mg
  10. Cocoa powder – 1 Tbsp: 0.4 mg

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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I have acne problem I was using some ointment before and soap called acnelak but it not gave any good result so can you please suggest some ointment and soap.

Dr. Shrey Bharal 90% (1702 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have acne problem I was using some ointment before and soap called acnelak but it not gave any good result so can y...
Acne can be stubborn and difficult to treat, therefore only external application like creams, lotion, gels, face wash and bathing with medical soaps for acne won't help you much. You need to have vitamin e rich diet like spinach, sunflower seeds, plant oils, almonds, peanuts etc. Moreover, you need to consult a doctor along with it.
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ZINC DEFICIENCY

Dr. Mrs Neeraj Gupta 88% (336 ratings)
BHMS, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, MD - Homeopathy, Ph.D Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
ZINC DEFICIENCY

Causes:-
Inadequate intake of zinc rich foods like meat, shell fish, liver gelatin, beans, rice, bread, cereals lentils etc. 
Incomplete absorption of zinc from the food due to many barrier likes presence of phytic acid in the diet hampers.

Symptoms:-
- Reduced appetite
- Retarded growth. 

- Atrophy (shrinkage) of sexual organs. 
- Hair loss
- Diarrhea
- Keratosis (desquamation) of tongue
- Skin affections. 
- Dwarfism
- Infertility
- Delayed healing of wounds
- Decreased taste acuity

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Hi I think I had piles, so I went to a doctor and he prescribed me Pantoprazole Sodium & Domperidone (empty stomach), cefixime 200 mg, satranidazole 300 mg and (aceclofenac 100 mg, paracetamol 325 mg & serratiopeptidase 15 mg) all three twice a day. An ointment of lidocaine, hydrocortisone acetate, zinc oxide and allantoin to apply locally for 7 days. I had that treatment. I had two piles. The pain has reduced and the discomfort as well while passing stool but they are not properly healed. What should I do? I had anal sex earlier, could it be due to that? Other symptoms include itching on the anus, redness and itching on both sides of penis, dead skin at the end of the penis. Please suggest.

Dr. Ojas Potdar 92% (1238 ratings)
DNB GENERAL SURGERY, MBBS, National Board Of Examination
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Hi
I think I had piles, so I went to a doctor and he prescribed me Pantoprazole Sodium & Domperidone (empty stomach),...
Hello sir, What are hemorrhoids? — Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum. They can cause itching and pain. Sometimes they can also make you bleed during a bowel movement. In some cases, you can see or feel hemorrhoids around the outside of the rectum. In other cases, you cannot see them because they are hidden inside the rectum (figure 1). Should I see a doctor or nurse? — You should see a doctor or nurse if you have any bleeding or if your bowel movements look like tar. Bleeding could be caused by something other than hemorrhoids, so you should have it checked out. If you do have hemorrhoids, your doctor or nurse can suggest treatments. But there some steps you can try on you your own first. What can I do to keep from getting more hemorrhoids? — The most important thing you can do is to keep from getting constipated. You should have a bowel movement at least a few times a week. When you have a bowel movement, you also should not have to push too much. Plus, your bowel movements should not be too hard. Being constipated and having hard bowel movements can make hemorrhoids worse. Here are some steps you can take to avoid getting constipated or having hard stools: ●Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. They have fiber, which helps to increase bowel movements. ●Take fiber powders, wafers, or pills. You should get 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day. ●Take medicines called stool softeners such as docusate sodium (sample brand names: Colace, Dulcolax) or bulk-forming laxatives. Bulk-forming laxatives include psyllium seed (sample brand names: Metamucil, Konsyl), methylcellulose (sample brand name: Citrucel), polycarbophil (sample brand name: FiberCon), and wheat dextran (sample brand name: Benefiber). These medicines increase the number of bowel movements you have. They are safe to take and they can prevent problems later. What can I do to reduce my symptoms? — Some people feel better if they soak their buttocks in 2 or 3 inches of warm water. You can do this up to 2 to 3 times a day for 10 to 15 minutes. Do not add soap, bubble bath, or anything to the water. There are also medicines that you can get without a prescription (table 1). They are usually creams or ointments that you rub on your anus to relieve pain, itching, and swelling. Some hemorrhoid medicines come in a capsule (called a suppository) that you put inside your rectum. Others come in a cream that comes in a bottle with a nozzle that you put inside your rectum. It is OK to try these medicines. But do not use medicines that have hydrocortisone (a steroid medicine) for more than a week, unless your doctor or nurse approves. What if the self-care steps do not work? — If you still have symptoms after trying the steps listed above, you might need treatments to destroy or remove the hemorrhoids. One popular treatment is called "rubber band ligation. For this treatment, the doctor ties tiny rubber bands around the hemorrhoids. A few days later the hemorrhoids shrink and fall off. The doctor can also use lasers, heat, or chemicals to destroy hemorrhoids. But if none of these options works, there is always surgery to remove the hemorrhoids. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE BOOK AUDIO CONSULT TO HELP ME GUIDE YOU MORE
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