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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   After going to many doctors for about 1 year and couldn't finde anithing, I have my hair tissue mineral analisis done and i have a high level of I have my ceruloplasmin done that is ok, what test I can do to find my cooper/zinc ratio?
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Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?/
User :   Hello, I am a 47 years old woman
Doctor :   tell me your symptoms please
User :   my symptoms were: muscle leg toe cramps at night, eyelids swollen,puffy, stomach cramps pain,gastritis,indigestion soon after meals, pulse slow,colitis,constipation, get chilled infrequently,hair loss,headaches,migraine,hot flashes,loss of concentration,poor memory,sexual drive decreased
Doctor :   and are you taking any medications ?
User :   some fiber and supplement minerals from chiropractor
Doctor :   what specialist have you seen ?
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User :   Hello,I was chating with Dr., can someone help me ?
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User :   I've seen 2 internal specialists I have done MRI, endoscopie, colonscopie, gall blader and liver ultrasounds
Doctor :   and what were the results ?
User :   I got gastritis, esofagitis (inflamation)
Doctor :   let me tell you what you can do for your high level of copper
Doctor :   1) Balance body chemistry, enhance energy production and improve adrenal gland activity. To support the adrenal glands, avoid sweets, eat protein with each meal. Supplements that assist the adrenals include vitamins A,C and E, manganese, zinc, adrenal glandular and B-complex vitamins.
Doctor :   2) Reduce fear and stress. Methods range from a change in location or work to meditation, therapy, more rest and other changes
Doctor :   3) Reduce exposure to sources of copper like copper intra-uterine devices, swimming in pools and high-copper vegetarian diets.
Doctor :   4) zinc, manganese and iron compete with copper for absorption and utilization. Other antagonists include vitamins B6, folic acid and selenium. so that these supplements
Doctor :   should be taken
User :   I am working with for about 9 years and I want to know how much I have In my body, maybe I should change my job, what test I should do?
Doctor :   5) Rest is number one. Get at least 10 hours of sleep daily.
Doctor :   hair analysis is the only test
User :   how about to have my liver biopsided
Doctor :   it wont show
Doctor :   like i said only thru hair we can find the content
User :   My family doctor told me that hair analysis is like "rain water" ?! and I am very upset, Where else I can go
Doctor :   you need a second opinion then
User :   Like what going to a specialist?
Doctor :   endocronologist
Doctor :   you need to see
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