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Wilson's Disease

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Wilson's disease is a genetic disease that results in excessive accumulation of copper in many parts of the body, particularly the liver. This condition is readily treatable, but if Wilson's disease is left untreated, it can be fatal.


Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Absent menstrual periods
  • Repeated and unexplained spontaneous abortions
  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Uncoordinated limb movements
  • Unsteady gait
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Joint pain
  • Strange thought patterns and unusual behaviors

TREATMENT

Medical treatments

Over the counter zinc supplements are sometimes used, but not in combinations with the prescription medications used to treat Wilson's disease, due to interactions.

The prescription drug trientine (Syprine) is commonly used to remove excess copper. Oral penicillamine (Depen), given with vitamin B6 to avoid depletion of the vitamin, is also used.

Healthcare providers also recommend a low copper diet.

Foods to avoid

Most foods contain at least some copper, so it is not possible to avoid the metal completely. Foods high in copper, such as organ meats and oysters, should be eliminated from the diet.

Some foods are relatively high in copper but are quite nutritious (e.g. nuts and legumes)-these foods should be eaten in moderation.

Grains contain significant amounts of copper but are important components of a healthful diet, and dietary restriction may be neither wise nor necessary, particularly if zinc is supplemented.


** All of these prescriptions below have been proven effective; level of effectiveness depends on the individual. Please consult your doctor when taking any and all supplements.

Wilson's Disease

Prescription for Natural Cures by James F. Balch and Mark Stengler

Super Prescription #1 Zinc Picolinate - LifeSource Product

Zinc is known for its ability to reduce copper absorption. Take 50 mg three times daily.


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