Self-management

Lifestyle and home remedies

If you have Wilson's disease, your doctor will likely recommend that you limit the amount of copper you consume in your diet. You might also want to have your tap water's copper levels tested if you have copper pipes in your home. And be sure to avoid multivitamins that contain copper.

Foods that contain high amounts of copper include:

  • Liver
  • Shellfish
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate
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