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Question by  koda (40)

What can be done if you have too much zinc in your body?

I have too much zinc in my body.


Answer by  Jonie (117)

Stop taking any supplements if you are currently or eating foods high in zinc. Please see a doctor or get immediate care if you are having life threatening symptoms.


Answer by  beautyofarose (76)

If you have excessive zinc levels from taking supplements, then read the supplement ingredients and don't take anymore until levels are normal again.


Answer by  stressedone (166)

The body can rid excess zinc by eliminating the source. Other simple treatments are taking an antacid or a copper supplement. Many times fluid therapy, either oral or intravenous, will be very helpful. Taking a zinc supplement at a separate time from other vitamins and minerals will be vey helpful.


Answer by  Jebjow (44)

Zinc toxicity is uncommon but when it does occur treatment is symptomatic. Treatment can include increasing oral intake and medication for pain or fever.

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