Cardiovascular medications - ACE inhibitors
Signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency include loss of appetite or sense of taste, growth retardation, skin changes, and increased susceptibility to infection.
The selected depletions information presented here identifies nutrients that may be depleted by certain medications. If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms listed, it does not necessarily mean you are nutrient deficient. Nutrient depletion depends upon a number of factors, including your medical history, diet, and lifestyle, as well as the length of time you have been taking the medication. Please consult your health care provider. He or she can best assess and address your individual health care needs and determine if you are at risk for nutrient depletions from these medications, as well as others not listed here.
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