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Zinc Deficiency, A Simple Guide to The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions

Zinc Deficiency, A Simple Guide to The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions

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Zinc Deficiency, A Simple Guide to The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions

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Oct 19, 2016
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9781370915019
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Zinc nutrition deficiency is insufficient availability of zinc in the diet or can be caused by the malabsorption of zinc by the body.
This condition is prevalent in young children, pregnant women, breast feeding mothers, and the elderly.
Zinc plays a vital role in many aspects of the immune system.
It helps in cell division, clotting, healing wounds, DNA synthesis, growth and development of the fetus, and protein synthesis.
The inherent gastrointestinal problems, liver disease, kidney diseases, and certain other conditions and drugs can prevent zinc absorption by the body causing a zinc deficiency.
Although a confirmed diagnosis of zinc deficiency is rare, relative zinc deficiency caused by poor diet, malabsorption or following burns or other trauma is probably common.
Zinc is second only to iron in its concentration in the body.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is important for immune function, wound healing, normal taste and smell.
Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence.
Zinc is a co-factor in DNA and protein synthesis and cell division.
It is believed to be important in wound healing.
Zinc is an essential trace element responsible for over 300 enzyme functions, can aid in normalizing the negative effects of diabetes mellitus.
Food Sources of Zinc are:
1. Meat,
2. Oysters,
3. Turnips,
4. Peas,
5. Oats,
Zinc is not stored in the body but the body contains 2 to 3 g of zinc (Zn) found mainly in bones, teeth, hair, skin, liver, muscle, leucocytes and testes.
Zinc also plays a role in cell signaling and has been found to influence hormone release and nerve impulse transmission.
Signs of zinc deficiency are:
a. Reduced fertility,
b. Rashes on the skin,
c. Spots on fingernails,
d. Sleep disturbance,
e. Loss of sex drive,
f. Loss of taste or smell,
g. Mild anemia.
Treatment of Zinc Deficiency is based on both treatment of any underlying cause and zinc supplementation.
Zinc deficiency often coexists with other micronutrient deficiencies including iron making single supplements inappropriate
Zinc nutritional deficiency can be treated by taking zinc supplements and increasing intake of zinc through the diet.
Zinc is concentrated in the muscles, bones, kidneys, eyes, liver and also the prostate.
The human body does not produce zinc so it must get it from the foods or a supplement.
The prostate gland has the highest concentration of zinc in the body.
The lack of zinc in older men has been linked to inflammation of the prostate gland known as prostatitis.
The deficiency of zinc has an effect on circulation.
It has been linked to cold hands and feet and high blood pressure
Zinc is so essential that it is required by every cell in the bodies for everything from cell growth to immunity and even for the sense of taste and smell.

TABLE OF CONTENT
Introduction
Chapter 1 Zinc and Its Functions
Chapter 2 Zinc Deficiency
Chapter 3 Prevention of Diseases related to Zinc Dificiency
Chapter 4 Treatment of Zinc Deficiency
Chapter 5 Interesting Facts about Zinc
Chapter 6 Acrodermatitis enteropathica
Epilogue

Éditeur:
Sortie:
Oct 19, 2016
ISBN:
9781370915019
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Medical doctor since 1972.Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours inthe afternoon.He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.comThis autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com.From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.The later books go into more details of medical disorders.He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) startingwith the Apple computer and going to PC.The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.Dr Kee is the author of:"A Family Doctor's Tale""Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine""Case Notes From A Family Doctor"

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Zinc Deficiency, A Simple Guide to The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions - Kenneth Kee

Zinc Deficiency,

A

Simple

Guide

to

The Condition,

Treatment

And

Related Conditions

by

Dr Kenneth Kee

M.B.,B.S. (Singapore)

Ph.D (Healthcare Administration)

Copyright Kenneth Kee 2013 Smashwords Edition

Published By Kenneth Kee at Smashwords.com

Dedication

This book is dedicated

To my wife Dorothy

And my children

Carolyn, Grace

And Kelvin

This book describes the Zinc Deficiency, Treatment and Associated Diseases or in vernacular terms

(What You Need to Treat Zinc Deficiency)

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If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy.

Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Introduction

Ode To Zinc

Zinc you are used for many functions

Zinc is important for immune function

Zinc also supports normal growth and development

Zinc is a co-factor in DNA and cell division.

Zinc can stimulate white blood cell function

Zinc can defend the body against infections

Zinc deficiency causes enlargement of the prostate gland

Zinc assists in the development of the male sex organ

Zinc is a chemical essential for human function

Low Zinc is caused by poor diet and malabsorption

There are hair loss and skin lesions

Impairment of cognitive and motor functions

Treatment is by oral zinc supplementation

Or by a better zinc diet and proper nutrition

Zinc helps to keep the skin clear and healthy

And restore the body’s ability to heal naturally

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Zinc Deficiency

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. Treatment of Zinc Deficiency is based on both treatment of any underlying cause and zinc supplementation.

Zinc deficiency often coexists with other micronutrient deficiencies including iron making single supplements inappropriate

Zinc nutritional deficiency can be treated by taking zinc supplements and increasing intake of zinc through the diet.

Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat and peas.

Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements.

These zinc supplements are taken orally.

Zinc supplementation has a positive effect on growth in premature infants

There is weak evidence that zinc supplementation may help to heal leg ulcers in patients with low serum zinc

Excessive intake can be toxic, causing nausea, vomiting, headache and abdominal pain.

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Chapter 1

Zinc

What is Zinc?

Zinc is an important trace mineral that people need to stay healthy

Zinc is second only to iron in its concentration in the body.

What is the Function of Zinc?

Zinc is found in cells throughout the body.

Zinc is an essential mineral that is important for immune

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