Zinc ratio and its importance for children
Zinc metal comes in the second priority after iron in the importance for the body and is distinguished mainly in bones and teeth and hair, liver, and muscle and white blood cells and the testes. Enters in the formation of more than 300 enzymes in the body which essential for wound healing and growth in children and cell proliferation and immune activation in addition to other functions.
Symptoms of zinc deficiency
The first signs of zinc deficiency in children are growth retardation, wound healing and decreased appetite. As well as the weakness of the senses of taste and smell. And increase inflammation and impair vision in the dark and show white spots on the nails. And the skin becomes rough.
Dietary sources of zinc
Food rich in protein such as beef and lamb, and nuts such as peanuts and cashews, liver, eggs and seafood.
When advised to conduct health check?
At Al Borg medical laboratories we recommend periodic screening for children is necessary to ensure the safety of the child and the natural growth and the early detection of many diseases it is also an opportunity to instruct parents on how to organize a child's diet.
We also recommend discussing the results of the tests with your pediatrician if there are results outside the normal rates.