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what does magnesium sulfate make you feel so hot?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Intravenously it causes flushing and vasodilation [ dilation of blood vessels] , which can simulate the feeling of hotness.

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Does taking magnesium help to cure anxiety?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
It could: Magnesium is a well-tolerated supplement with few side effects that may be helpful for anxiety. As a single therapy, it has not been well evaluated, but three human studies of magnesium in combination with other vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts have all shown reduction of anxiety levels.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Great answer. Wishing you'all the best.
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What is magnesium citrate taken for?

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Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually results in a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 3 hours. This is why it is used for bowel preparation for colonoscopy and surgery.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What do you use magnesium sulfate for?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
3 reasons in obstetr: 1) to stop contractions for 48 hours in order to get the fetus time to mature its lungs with steroids, in case of preterm labor <34 weeks. 2)to prevent severe cerebral palsy in the offspring of women with ruptured membranes and/or preterm labor <32 weeks. 3)to prevent seizures in women with preeclampsia (severe only?) at high-risk periods (e.g. Labor, first 24 hours postpartum).
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What are the causes of hypercalcemia in someone using milk of magnesium?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Many: None related to the mom. Have your doctor repeat the lab first, and if persistent have him/her check the most likely of the over 40 causes of persistent hypercalcemia.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What's the most bioavailable / absorbable form of (supplement) dietary magnesium?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: I have found slo mag to be a preparation well tolerated.

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