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Help! Is a 1.6 magnesium result low enough to be dangerous if I'm having symptoms that come along with it.
Low Magnesium: Low magnesium (m) levels can cause, muscle spasms, tics, weakness, low calcium and potassium blood levels as well as dangerous cardiac irregular heart rhythms. Patients on diuretics are more apt to develop this problem than those not on them. See your doctor for more advice, or if you have symptoms go to the nearest er for IV m administration. ...Read more
My magnesium level is:0, 64 mmol/L (ref: 0, 75-1).I`m taking daily 250 mg magnesium, but it seems to be not enough. How much is recommended in this case?
Review with your doc: Magnesium is one of those minerals that can cause a lot of problems if you take too much of it. The recommended dietary allowance of magnesium is 320 mg; getting this from food sources is entirely safe. Taking more through supplements may cause diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. I'm not sure why you think 250 mg is not enough, but taking up to 320-350 per day should be safe. But check with your doctor:) ...Read more
I'm a woman 29 years old and I would like to know if taking daily 400mg of magnesium glycinate is ok. I can't find 250mg anywhere. Thanks?
Magnesium: Yes -- magnesium relaxes vascular smooth muscle, and can relax skeletal muscle. In toxemia, magnesium is given intravenously to help lower bp and mute seizure risk. Dietary magnesium is known to be a natural adjunct to other bp lowering interventions, including salt restriction, weight loss, less sugar, less fat, and smoking cessation. ...Read more
The food and nutrition board of the institute of medicine has set the acceptable upper intake level for magnesium supplements at 350-400 mg per day, which is the highest level of intake that is not apt to cause diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems in most people.
Your body absorbs between 1/3 and 1/2 of the magnesium you consume. Foods rich in magnesium include green leafy vegetables. ...Read more
Depends: A number of oral Mg salt is available. Each differs in the content of elemental magnesium, but has limited bioavailability. Each has advantage & disadvantage. Sustained-release preparations (MgCl & MgL-lactate) have the advantage that they are slowly absorbed. Mg Oxide & Mg sulphate cause diarrhea & bloating. Mg citrate increase stomach acid assimilation & stomach pain. Mg-glycine helps in sleep ...Read more
Use other laxatives;:
If magnesium citrate does not work when being used foe constipation you may need lifestyle changes like eating more fiber in your diet like20to35grms of fiber per day and increased fluids
if that does not work you may use other over the counter laxatives like stimulant laxatives and/or stool softners. ...Read more
Many symptoms: Magnesium is electrolyte needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. Low magnesium level can cause muscle twitches and weakness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, mental confusion, memory problems, lack of concentration. Survival depends on adequate amount of magnesium. Moderate deficieny can cause cardiac problems. Things get worse with degree of severity. ...Read more
I refer you to...: ...the March 2014 issue of the Annals of Clinical Biochemistry: "A contemporary view of the clinical relevance of magnesium homeostasis." If your reaction is, I couldn't possibly read or understand that, then that should clue you into just how complicated your question is. The answers provided by the other docs here barely scratch the surface. If they satisfy you however, then that's what matters. ...Read more
Organic vegetables, fruit, and nuts are good.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits. Html. ...Read more
May need more: The recommended daily allowance of magnesium for an 18-19 year-old male is about 400 mg per day. About 30-40% of dietary magnesium intake is absorbed by the body. Most of the magnesium in your body is locked up in the bones or intracellular. If you want to add magnesium to your diet, you can increase your intake of green-leafy vegetables, nuts, grains, fortified cereal, or legumes. ...Read more
Magnesium tablets: Most Americans (and most likely most people in general) are low or suboptimal in their magnesium. This predisposes to constipation, muscle cramping, muscle spasms, muscle tension, headaches, and abnormal heart rhythm, especially when taking certain medications like azithromycin. Those are all great reasons for an older woman to take magnesium. ...Read more
Probably not.: I'm a marathon runner myself. Diuretics and certain chemotherapy drugs can sometimes lead to low mg levels, but generally a well balanced diet, especially rich in bran, nuts, and soybeans will provide enough mg. With normal kidney function, a magnesium supplement probably won't cause problems, however a common side effect is diarrhea - not something you want to experience for 26.2 miles. ...Read more
Hard to tell...: Sometimes it is possible to deduce knowing more details; however, it is not unheard of some people responding to certain medicine in other than traditional way, for example, get agitated from such common sedative drugs as benzodiazepines. That is why doctors have a term 'idiosyncrasy'. yet again, perhaps discussing details with your doctor will help ...Read more
Don't know: This products that you have mentioned are not adequately studied. Therefore, there will be no accurate answer for the question. There may be no good reason to take inadequately studied medicines like herbs and natural medicines because you will not be able to predict side effects. In terms of naproxen, it need be taken after meals to avoid stomach irritation and off and on to avoid kidney problem. ...Read more