Does Zinc Cause Gas?

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Symptoms of zinc deficiency include:

  • Frequent infections
  • Hypogonadism in males
  • Loss of hair
  • Poor appetite
  • Problems with the sense of taste
  • Problems with the sense of smell
  • Skin sores
  • Slow growth
  • Trouble seeing in the dark
  • Wounds that take a long time to heal

Zinc supplements in large amounts may cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting, usually within 3 - 10 hours of swallowing the supplements. The symptoms go away within a short period of time after the stopping the supplements.

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