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Symptoms Of Magnesium Deficiency In Children
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?
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
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
No: vitamin D supplementation does not cause any of these deficiencies. ...Read more
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
QTc prolongation: Hypomagnesemia can have different effects on the ekg, but the classic effect is prolongation of the qtc--i.e., slowing of the repolarization or electrical "resetting" of the heart between each beat. This prolongation can potentiate dangerous arrhythmias, including torsade de pointes. Low mag levels may also cause pr prolongation, widening of the qrs complex or flattening of the t waves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Magnesium together with B6 can be helpful in calming the glutamate system in your brain that promotes agitation. Magnesium supplementation certainly may help panic attacks, although it is not the main treatment.
More info in magnesium here:
Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read more