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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Magnesium Deficiency (Overview)

May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medications such as diuretics use among others. It is an electrolyte disturbance.


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What are symptoms of magnesium deficiency like?

What are symptoms of magnesium deficiency like?

Depends: Often: headache, tight muscles, high blood pressure, fatigue. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.html. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
91 doctors shared insights

Magnesium Deficiency (Overview)

May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medications such as diuretics use among others. It is an electrolyte disturbance.


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What is best test for magnesium deficiency: blood (which), urine or symptoms list? Is it true that a twitch in eyelid is a sign of magn deficiency?

What is best test for magnesium deficiency: blood (which), urine or symptoms list? Is it true that a twitch in eyelid is a sign of magn deficiency?

Magnesium Deficiency: There is a 24 hour urine test and a cell scraping test for magnesium. Symptoms of mag. Deficiency include hyperexcitability, dizziness, muscle cramps, muscle weakness and fatigue, irregular heartbeat. Muscle spasms and tremors can also happen. Eyelid twitching could occur, but there are many other more common causes of this. Mag. Is found in leafy green vegetable, soybeans, cashews and other nuts. ...Read more

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What causes high levels of calcium and magnesium in blood tests since I have a very poor diet? I also have all the magnesium deficiency symptoms

What causes high levels of calcium and magnesium in blood tests since I have a very poor diet? I also have all the magnesium deficiency symptoms

Deficient: Blood tests are inaccurate. Serum magnesium does not reflect body stores. Must check rbc magnesium. More details on: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.Html. ...Read more

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I read up on vita.D & magnesium deficiency and the symptoms i'm feeling are similar to that condition iwanna know what can I take OTC til isee my dr?

See Below: Vitamin d 2000-4000 units a day is reasonable. Do not take if you have a history of sarcoidosis or previous elevated calcium levels magnesium- mag oxide 400 mg twice a day or mag protein plus 133 mg twice a day. Do not take if you have kidney failure because magnesium is excreted by the kidney. ...Read more

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Will having constant diarrhea cause magnesium deficiency.?

Will having constant diarrhea cause magnesium deficiency.?

Absolutely : Absolutely diarrhea can cause low magnesium levels . Sometimes low magnesium levels are from kidney losses. You can check a 24 hour urine for magnesium to determine the cause. Vitamin d deficiency and low potassium levels also can be the cause. ...Read more

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I'm 28 years old and suffer from calcium and magnesium deficiency and am getting treatment can this cause my periods to be late or early by 2-3 days?

I'm 28 years old and suffer from calcium and magnesium deficiency and am getting treatment can this cause my periods to be late or early by 2-3 days?

Not exactly related: These minerals would not directly cause a period problem. If you are suffering from malnutrition though malnutrition can mess up cycles. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of magnesium deficiency like?

Depends: Often: headache, tight muscles, high blood pressure, fatigue. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.html. ...Read more

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I found I have a magnesium deficiency, what do I eat?

Foods with Magnesium: Bananas, kidney beans, black beans, brown rice, lentils, quinoa, oatmeal, and spinach all contain good amounts of magnesium. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency in men?

Depends: Symptoms can vary from person to person, but in general, muscle spasm, palpitations, weakness, etc. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.html. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: magnesium deficiency?

Hypomagnesemia: May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medications such as diuretics use among others. It is an electrolyte disturbance. ...Read more

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Is long standing magnesium deficiency a major problem or a minor problem?

Mg deficiency: Hello - its a major problem and the magnesium level must be kept within normal range. Low Mg is rare and is most often seen in parenteral feeding and malabsorption syndromes. Dont overdose yourself with OTC Mg either. thanks ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a medical condition that could cause a magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium deficiency: Magnesium deficiency can happen temporarily with intestinal viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Also, GI diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, diabetes, and pancreatitis; hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, and taking diuretics can lead to deficiencies. So can too much coffee, soda, salt, or alcohol; heavy menstrual periods, excessive sweating, and prolonged stress. ...Read more

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I read up on vita.D & magnesium deficiency and the symptoms i'm feeling are similar to that condition iwanna know what can I take OTC til isee my dr?

See Below: Vitamin d 2000-4000 units a day is reasonable. Do not take if you have a history of sarcoidosis or previous elevated calcium levels magnesium- mag oxide 400 mg twice a day or mag protein plus 133 mg twice a day. Do not take if you have kidney failure because magnesium is excreted by the kidney. ...Read more

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Might a magnesium deficiency cause your body to hoard iron?

No: Magnesium deficiency does tend to also cause potassium deficiency. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.html. ...Read more

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Can a magnesium deficiency kill you immediately? Or is this only in longstanding untreated magnesium deficiency?

Hypomagnesemia: Hypomagnesemia is seen in chronically malnourished people especially if they are on diuretic therapy. It is often seen in patients in hospital ICU's. Although it can have affects on heart rhythm it usually does not contribute to sudden death. If less than 0.7 it will need to be corrected by oral and even intravenous supplements. I doubt your level is that low. Take supplemental magnesium pills. ...Read more

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Does Vit D 4000 U cause B12 , Magnesium deficiency?

Does Vit D 4000 U cause B12 , Magnesium deficiency?

No: vitamin D supplementation does not cause any of these deficiencies. ...Read more