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46 year old female with ECZEMA and Nutritional Deficiencies

Posted by SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc. on Fri, Jul 09, 2010 @ 11:29 AM

Background:Eczema Case Study

This patient was also diagnosed with fatigue, hormonal imbalance with irregular menstrual cycles, an ovarian cyst and GERD. She also took Prilosec (20mg/day).

SpectraCell's micronutrient testing revealed decreased levels of zinc, coenzyme Q10 and significantly decreased total antioxidant function. Based upon these deficiencies, she was administered the following treatment protocol:

  1. 25mg/day of Zinc
  2. Coenzyme Q10
  3. Various antioxidants

In addition to the above supplements, she was also recommended to follow a diet modification and exercise program.

What was his clinical outcome?

After only 1 week of treatment with zinc, coenzyme Q10 and other antioxidants, the symptoms of dermatitis significantly subsided. In about 2 weeks the symptoms completely disappeared. The patient stopped using any of her creams prescribed by her dermatologist. The patient's fatigue significantly subsided and her energly level increased.

Conclusion:

It is a known fact that zinc deficiency may cause symptoms of eczema, fatigue, apathy, brittle nails and other symptoms. In this case, the physician observed the tremendous benefit of using micronutrient analysis which detected a zinc deficiency. This deficiency was the cause of the patient's long standing eczema which has not been helped by any conventional medical treatment. Zinc supplementation helped this patient to get rid of longstanding eczema.

Supplementation with antioxidants and coenzyme Q10 have helped to correct her low antioxidant function and helped to manage her chronic fatigue state.

Topics: Coenzyme Q10, zinc, Antioxidants, deficiencies, eczema and nutrition, dermatitis