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ZINC AND IT'S IMPORTANCE FOR HEALTH

Dr. Jagdish Prasad Mehrotra 93% (1563 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 88% (143 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 88% (24828 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 88% (24828 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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My two year son is passing watery stools after he eats anything even after drinking ORS past 4 days. I am giving zinc acetate and bacillus claussi (eco all) liquid suspension but no use. What should I do. Even I am also taking care of his diet. But still passing stools. Which medicine should I give him. Please reply.

Dr. Prasanna Betala 90% (328 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My two year son is passing watery stools after he eats anything even after drinking ORS past 4 days. I am giving zinc...
Give stool test for routine and culture first than start Zifi syp 100 mg twice daily and Darolac sachets 1 twice daily along with its add proper diet and better to show personally for proper check up.
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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% (331 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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I have zinc deficiency cause over masturbating but now I take zinc tablet but zinc tablet increase my semen leakage over why please help me.

Dr. K V Anand 93% (22937 ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I have zinc deficiency cause over masturbating but now I take zinc tablet but zinc tablet increase my semen leakage o...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. MASTURBATION is normal, natural and never unhealthy. Even animals do masturbate. As a human being, you are also an animal. Every animal has sexual instinct because they are designed to reproduce. Human being also has sexual instinct and therefore he needs to satisfy sexual instinct. Therefore, to satisfy sexual instinct, a man or woman, masturbates. In any case, masturbation is never unhealthy or will never affect your physical or sexual health or it cannot affect your future sex life and the ability to have children. Masturbation cannot affect your growth or cause pimples or cause hair fall or cause shrinkage of penis or loss of vital nutrients or cause problems in testis size or colour etc. Masturbation cannot increase your belly fat or cause obesity. You should try to reduce the masturbation frequency to thrice a week and continue masturbation. You can be sure; there are no side effects to masturbation if you are able to restrict it to thrice a week. Jogging and physical exercise are always good to keep you fit and stop worrying about sex and allied thinking. I suggest online sex counseling and therapy. Take care.
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Hi. Is that 50 mg zinc is safe for Daily or over warm the body .how much zinc is safe for daily use?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 88% (24828 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi.
Is that 50 mg zinc is safe for Daily or over warm the body .how much zinc is safe for daily use?
Recommended Daily Allowances. Adult men and adolescent boys between 14 and 18 years of age should aim to consume about 11 milligrams of zinc daily, while adult women 19 years old and over need about 8 milligrams. Girls between 14 and 18 require 9 mg per day.
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