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Can too much magnesium cause heart palpitations

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Do not take medication or supplements of magnesium without talking to your doctor. It could be harmful.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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PVC and magnesium: Magnesium can help PVCs. The dose of magnesium you mention is relatively low; food is not going to over-dose you with magnesium. Richest foods are sp... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Giridhar Vedala
Cardiology 28 years experience
Usually not: They type of palpitations with low magnesium are usually more benign such as PACs and PVCs, but it does depend on the individual. Ideally having a mon... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
Magnesium: Elemental Mg is hard to absorb with a daily limited GI capacity,excess intake causes osmotic effects with looser stooling;hence its use as a laxative(... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Giridhar Vedala
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes low magnesium is an electrolyte imbalance, and can produce palpitations.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Palpitations: If you are experiencing palpitations, I would suggest you consult with your doctor to see if you are suffering from an arrhythmia.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Not specifically: "better" but better "tolerated" with good BIO-AVAILABILITY and fewer GI side effects, Hope this is helpful 'Dr Z
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: If your magnesium levels are fine, then supplementation is not going to help. Magnesium supplements only help when a person has low magnesium levels. ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
It can help.: It helps, if ones magnesium level is low. In fact, in some people with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, intravenous magnesium can be life-s... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Palpitations: Salt per se shouldn't precipitate palpitations although it can raise the blood pressure. To affect heart action it would have to cause fluid retention... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, a... Read More

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