Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor should I consult for copper deficiency?
You should consult your family physician.
2. How prevalent is copper deficiency?
Copper deficiency is a very rare condition as sufficient amount is usually supplied by a balanced diet.
3. Is copper good for my health?
Copper is a micronutrient that is essential for maintaining good health. However, too much copper can cause adverse effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach aches and diarrhea. Moreover, in serious cases of copper toxicity, liver and kidney damage can also occur.
A test is generally not required. It is done only when your doctor suspects that you might be copper deficient in the context of other diseases or if there is an excess of copper in your body such as in Wilsonís disease.
5. Can a newborn baby suffer from copper deficiency?
Menkes disease is a hereditary condition in newborn babies in which there is a copper deficiency. However, this disease is extremely rare, with a prevalence of 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 250,000 births.
Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
Dr. Kaushik Bharati. (2018, March 02). Copper Deficiency | Hypocupremia - Frequently Asked Questions. Medindia. Retrieved on May 24, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patientinfo/copper-deficiency-faqs.htm.
Dr. Kaushik Bharati. "Copper Deficiency | Hypocupremia - Frequently Asked Questions". Medindia. May 24, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patientinfo/copper-deficiency-faqs.htm>.
Dr. Kaushik Bharati. "Copper Deficiency | Hypocupremia - Frequently Asked Questions". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patientinfo/copper-deficiency-faqs.htm. (accessed May 24, 2022).
Dr. Kaushik Bharati. 2021. Copper Deficiency | Hypocupremia - Frequently Asked Questions. Medindia, viewed May 24, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patientinfo/copper-deficiency-faqs.htm.
Request an Appointment with a Doctor (Nutrition Expert)
1 year experience
Online mode, Porur