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Symptoms of Trace Mineral Deficiency & Toxicity - Chapter Summary
This collection of short and simple video lessons examines the symptoms of trace mineral deficiency and toxicity. As you progress through the chapter, you'll study several trace minerals, including copper, iron, zinc and fluoride. You'll be able to strengthen your understanding of these concepts by taking the included lesson quizzes and chapter exam. The chapter is also available to study at any time that fits your schedule. When you're finished, you'll be able to evaluate the deficiencies and toxicity symptoms of the following trace minerals:
1. Copper: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Copper is a trace mineral that is needed by your body for a number of functions, including making healthy red blood cells. Learn about food sources of copper as well as what happens to your body if it has too little or too much copper.
2. Selenium: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Selenium is a trace mineral needed for proper thyroid function and other processes. Learn about conditions linked to selenium deficiency, such as Keshan disease and Kashin-Beck disease, as well as toxicity symptoms, such as hair and nail loss, in this lesson.
3. Chromium: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Chromium is a trace mineral that helps maintain normal blood glucose levels in your body. Learn who is at risk of deficiency and how a deficiency can lead to diabetes-like symptoms, as well as the issues, if any, related to chromium toxicity in this lesson.
4. Iron: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Iron is a trace mineral that your body gets from a variety of animal and plant foods. It has many functions, including making hemoglobin. Learn how low iron can lead to iron deficiency anemia and the health consequences associated with iron toxicity.
5. Zinc: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
In this lesson, you'll learn about zinc, which is a trace mineral that is needed for a number of functions in your body. Learn how a zinc deficiency can negatively impact your health and impair your immune function. Also, learn about the signs and symptoms associated with zinc toxicity.
6. Iodine: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Iodine is a trace mineral needed for the production of thyroid hormones. It's commonly found in iodized salt. Learn about conditions of iodine deficiency, such as a goiter and cretinism, as well as symptoms that come with excessive intake of iodine.
7. Fluoride: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Fluoride, obtained from toothpaste and fluoridated water, helps protect your teeth from dental caries. Learn how fluoride works and what happens if you do not get enough fluoride or ingest too much of this trace mineral.
8. Manganese: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Manganese is a trace mineral used by your body as a cofactor that helps certain enzymes function properly. Learn what happens to your body if you consume too little manganese and what happens, if anything, when you consume too much in this lesson.
9. Molybdenum: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms
Learn how the trace mineral molybdenum acts as a cofactor for enzymes that carry out important life functions and what signs and symptoms may arise if you take in too little or too much molybdenum in your daily diet.
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