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Dr. Mrs Neeraj Gupta 91% (331 ratings)
BHMS, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, MD - Homeopathy, Ph.D Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi

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.

- 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 am having Acidity .i keep burping. Sometimes the food that I eat come up to my throat. I am taking Happi20 mg on empty stomach for the last 2 years. If I do not take it then I have a bad day. Will this prolonged intake have any side effects. If yes then what is the other alternative other than Happi 20 mg.

Dr. Lalit Kumar Tripathy 89% (19499 ratings)
General Physician, Cuttack
I am having Acidity .i keep burping. Sometimes the food that I eat come up to my throat. I am taking Happi20 mg on em...
You may be suffering from gerd (gastro oesophageal reflux disease)/hiatus hernia. Do an upper gi endoscopy after consulting gastro enterologist and follow the advice and treatment.
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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 94% (25019 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% (28217 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
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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In order for the consumption of zinc, which medicine is to be take for the intake of zinc?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (15760 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
In order for the consumption of zinc, which medicine is to be take for the intake of zinc?
Better take a multivitamin tablet which contains zinc.... as they all are required for each other's proper functions..
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Please suggest Which vegetarian foods or dry fruits have zinc? Is it true that zinc helps in cold?

Dr. Kanica 90% (19 ratings)
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
Please suggest Which vegetarian foods or dry fruits have zinc? Is it true that zinc helps in cold?
Food sources of zinc beans and legumes sunflower seeds walnuts almond cashew chia seeds mushrooms Spinach yogurt coca powder chicpeas oats pomegranate blackberries raspberries avocados dates etc. Zinc reducing the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people, when taken within 24 hours of onset of symptoms.
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I want to take zinc supplements. Can not tell me about dosages and is there any side effects to take zinc as a supplement?

Dr. Butchi.Kr.Keerthiman 90% (237 ratings)
General Physician, Hyderabad
I want to take zinc supplements. Can not tell me about dosages and is there any side effects to take zinc as a supple...
If im your treating doctor I can help you regarding this, if you can use zinc dose of not more than 40mg that should be safe for you once or twice a day is ok. I hope you should be knowing its uses but again breifly I should explain in few words, 1) in acute diarrhoea in children, in acute respiratory diseases, to boost your immunity. High doses above the recommended amounts might cause fever, coughing, stomach pain, fatigue, and many other problems. Avoid the use dose of tab not more than 100mg unless untill your doctor advice you.
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Zinc And It s Importance In Male Fertility

Dr. Sharmila Majumdar 93% (1654 ratings)
MS Human Sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (Behaviour Modification), Certified In Treatment of Resistant Depression, Certificate course to be Sexuality Educator
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Zinc And It s Importance In Male Fertility

Infertility is one of the most serious social problems facing advanced nations. In general, approximate half of all cases of infertility are caused by factors related to the male partner. To date, various treatments have been developed for male infertility and are steadily producing results. However, there is no effective treatment for patients with nonobstructive azoospermia, in which there is an absence of mature sperm in the testes. Although evidence suggests that many patients with male infertility have a genetic predisposition to the condition, the cause has not been elucidated in the vast majority of cases. This paper discusses the environmental factors considered likely to be involved in male infertility and the genes that have been clearly shown to be involved in male infertility in humans, including our recent finding.

Sperm, which holds the male DNA, must be able to move back and forth and propel itself to penetrate the female egg. Fertile males have healthy sperm that swim well, but males with impaired fertility may have a lower sperm count, or sperm that do not swim as well. Zinc may play a role in the development and overall quality and quantity of sperm.

Zinc has antioxidative properties and plays an important role in scavenging reactive oxygen species. We hypothesized that in the absence of Zn, the possibility of increased oxidative damage exists that would contribute to poor sperm quality. Therefore, measurement of seminal Zn in the seminal plasma of males with a history of subfertility or idiopathic infertility is necessary and can be helpful in fertility assessment.

Zinc Basics

The mineral zinc is naturally present in certain foods, and it is added to other foods. The National Institutes of Health notes that zinc is involved in immune function, wound healing, protein synthesis, DNA synthesis and cell division. Zinc is the second most common trace mineral in the body, behind iron, and is present in every cell in the body. Males 14 years and up need 11 milligrams of zinc per day -- an amount easily obtained through a healthy diet plus a multivitamin.

Sperm Development

Zinc may play an important role in the development of sperm, also known as spermatogenesis. A 2009 a study published on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences website found that the concentration of zinc in the testes increases during spermatogenesis. The study also found that zinc deficiencies reduced sperm motility. The study concluded that zinc is a vital mineral in the development of sperm and the regulation of sperm motility. Still, the extent of zinc's role in spermatogenesis is not fully understood.

Deficiencies and Infertility

A 2009 study published in "Nutrition Research" hypothesized that due to zinc's important antioxidant role, a deficiency would increase oxidative damage and promote lower quality sperm. The study found that seminal zinc, in both fertile and infertile males, correlated significant with sperm count. The conclusion was that zinc deficiency is, in fact, a risk factor for low sperm quality and male infertility, for which there is no other apparent cause.

Zinc Plus Folate

A 2002 study published in "Fertility and Sterility" tested the effects of zinc plus the vitamin folate on fertility-impaired males. The study found that while zinc and folate, each on their own, did not improve sperm count, when combined, the two supplements significantly improved sperm count, as well as the percentage of healthy sperm, in fertility-impaired males. Another study published in the "International Journal of Andrology" also found benefits in combining zinc and folate on fertility-impaired males.

In conclusion zinc is an important element required for healthy sperms and male fertility.

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Top 10 Foods High In Zinc

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 94% (14748 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

Consume two to three servings of these zinc foods daily to support optimal zinc levels.

1. Lamb: 3 ounces: 6.7 milligrams (45 percent dv)

Lamb is a rich source of many vitamins minerals. In addition to zinc, lamb contains vitamin b12, riboflavin, selenium, niacin, phosphorus and iron

2. Pumpkin seeds: 1 cup: 6.6 milligrams (44 percent dv)

Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil are able to reduce the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, according to research published in nutrition and cancer. (2) pumpkin seeds are also good for prostate health, and they promote your mental health.

3. Grass-fed beef: 100 grams: 4.5 milligrams (30 percent dv)

Grass-fed beef nutrition includes omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid, a powerful polyunsaturated fatty acid that has been shown to help fight cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease, improve blood sugar, discourage weight gain and build muscle. 

4. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans): 1 cup: 2.5 milligras (17 percent dv)

Chickpeas, like all legumes, are a form of complex carbohydrates that the body is able to slowly digest and use for energy. Chickpeas increase satiety and help with weight loss. (4) they also improve digestion by quickly moving foods through the digestive tract.

5. Cocoa powder: 1 ounce: 1.9 milligrams (13 percent dv)

Cocoa powder is a good source of two flavonoids, epicatechin and catechin, which function as antioxidants that help prevent inflammation and disease. Because of the presence of flavonoids in cocoa powder, it helps improve blood flow and lower blood pressure too. 

6. Cashews: 1 ounce: 1.6 milligrams (11 percent dv)

Cashews are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and high in protein. Cashews nutrition helps fight heart disease, reduce inflammation, promote bone health and support healthy brain function. Plus, these nuts help with weight loss or maintenance because they make you feel fuller and curb food cravings. 

7. Kefir or yogurt: 1 cup: 1.4 milligrams (10 percent dv) (values vary)

Kefir and yogurt are cultured dairy products that serve as probiotic foods. Both kefir and probiotic yogurt support healthy digestion, boost the immune system, promote cardiovascular health and regulate your mood. 

8. Mushrooms: 1 cup: 1.4 milligrams (9 percent dv)

Proven mushroom nutrition benefits include the ability to boost immunity due to its antioxidant activities, reduce inflammation, fight cancer, protect your heart and improve brain function. 

9. Spinach: 1 cup: 1.4 milligrams (9 percent dv)

Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. It contains special protective carotenoids that have been linked with decreasing the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and even cancer. 

10. Chicken: 100 grams: 1 milligram (7 percent dv)

In addition to the zinc present in chicken, it’s also a good source of b vitamins, including vitamin b12, niacin, vitamin b6 and pantothenic acid. The vitamin b12 in chicken helps maintain energy levels, boost mood, maintain heart health and boost skin health.

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Dr. Jagdish Prasad Mehrotra 91% (1694 ratings)
General Physician, Gurgaon


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


0-6 months: 2 milligrams/day

7-12 months: 3 milligrams/day


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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