Is anyone familiar with or had a hair analysis done? I am a hair stylist so this test was one of the first we did on my daughter. Hair being soft tissue and storing info and all…but i can not seem to get any of her doctors to even look at it! If i knew how to post a pic of it i would, but i dont. Her copper levels were extremely high. The whole chart was a mess. She was either low or high, all antogonist of each other. Should i just throw it away and move on? I know eds has no cure but wouldnt balancing minerals help? Or is it even possible(bio-unavailable)?
Hi mygirl, High copper levels should ABSOLUTELY be addressed! You may have better luck by approaching it in the more “traditional” manner. Eye doctors often see a rusty iron (copper) color in the cornea—we call it Kayser-Fleischer ring, and these patients MUST be evaluated for Wilson’s disease, and other conditions resulting in high copper in the body. I know a handful of patients who exhibit high copper with hypermobility/POTS. Please don’t drop this finding! A geneticist may be able to help by determining if she has a genetic disorder resulting in high copper levels. This is important… Will you let us know how she’s coming along?