Selenium in urine
Measurement of Selenium in urine.
Please note that this test does not indicate a lower limit, so for measuring a deficiency it is better to opt for the selenium blood test.
This test is mainly used for plants that work with selenium.
Selenium is an antioxidant that plays an important role in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis and protection against oxidative damage and infection.
This urine test is used to monitor industrial exposure to selenium
Excessive selenium levels can lead to:
- Abnormal nails
- blushing in the face
- Hair loss
- Severe gastrointestinal symptoms
- Muscle Sensitivity
- Dizziness fatigue
- Renal Failure
- Heart Failure
Selenium or selenium is a trace element that also functions as an antioxidant. Selenium is found in the liver and protects red blood cells and cells from damage.
Selenium makes heavy metals that get into food through contamination less toxic. Selenium is also important for proper thyroid function, and selenium may protect against the development of prostate cancer.
Selenium is found in many foods, both animal (fish and meat) and plant products. There is some evidence that young men and women, pregnant women and teenage girls may not get enough selenium.
Selenium or selenium is an essential trace element with a variety of functions. Among other things, the element is involved in the production of special proteins called antioxidant enzymes, which play a role in preventing cell damage caused by free radicals. Vegetables are the most common dietary sources of selenium.
Minerals, like vitamins, are substances found in small amounts in food and drink. They are essential for good health and normal growth and development.
Selenium deficiency as well as selenium toxicity is rare in the Netherlands.
Selenium (metalloid, essential trace element) is involved in the detoxification of cell-damaging free radicals (such as catalase, lipid peroxides, superoxide dismutase, glutathione S-transferase).
Its antioxidant activity protects against atherosclerosis, degenerative processes and the development of tumors. Selenium also works for the immune system.
Selenium is found in the smelting of ore in the electrical, glass and ceramic industries. Pollution sources are also: gases, dust, water, food, excessive selenium medication (> 400 ug / day)
Selenium poisoning can occur at more than 800 ug/day with characteristics such as fatigue, headache, nervousness, salivation, diarrhea, garlic smell in the breath, brittle nails, hair loss, liver and kidney damage, acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eyes, inflammation of the larynx and vocal cords, bronchitis.
To measure a deficiency we recommend the serum testhttps://www.bloodtesting.nl/selenium-te-kort.html.