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why is a drop in magnezium levels a concern?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Many concerns: Acquired hypomagnesemia may be due to low dietary intake, loss due to medication (most commonly diuretics, also possibly acid lowering drugs), chronic diarrhea, or a result of high alcohol use, and other causes. Common symptoms include muscle cramps, weakness, heart rhythm problems and others. Also, a low magnesium blood level will make it very difficult to maintain normal potassium levels.

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