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What Can Cause Magnesium Drop In Body
Is it good to use nutrilite calcium and magnesium tablets daily or it cause any side effects. Does one need to check his body calcium before using?
If needed..: If you need it....you can take it.......Otherwise it is a waste of money going out in your stool. ...Read more
Can too much magnesium glycinate chelate be absorbed in the body (with high doses) and cause permanent damage? Or do good kidneys filter it all out?
Likely filtered out: High dose magnesium can cause muscle weakness / fatigue / lethargy, but with good hydration, the kidneys will filter and excrete the excess over time. Use all medications / treatments according to dr's recommendations. Call poison center for specific advice and recommendations if concerned. ...Read more
Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.
Unlikely: What type of spinal cord injury might you be referring to if you are saying there is no trauma in the history? In addition, for twitching throughout the entire body to be related to spinal cord damage that would imply that virtually the entire spinal cord itself would have to have been affected and that is highly improbable. Bottom line-spinal cord injury not responsible for body twitching. ...Read more
I'm currently taking 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine) daily and I'm wondering if it's depleting the magnesium in my body?
I'm taking now Magnesium Taurate because I read is good for fast heartbeats cause by anxiety but I'm not sure if it's safe to take 250mg a day? Thanks
My magnesium levels have been low. Dr put me on 400 daily. Levels been good now they are low again. What causes this?
One cause: Is regular use of diuretics, in some people, . ...Read more
Yes: Magnesium deficiency contributes to several arrhythmias, some of which are life threatening. ...Read more
Inadequate intake: And low aldosterone or addison disease or siadh. ...Read more
No: Magnesium sulfate does not lead to neonate organ failure. ...Read more
What are serious magnesium metabolism disorders and how they can be diagnosed? It seems like my body is not absorbing enough or excreting too much
Low magnesium: Low magnesium can be caused by: Alcoholism, Chronic diarrhea, intestinal diseases: celiac and inflammatory bowel dz, diet deficiency, meds: Diuretics, Prevacid (lansoprazole) and like acid inhibitors, chemotherapy, and certain antibiotics. Genetic defects of kidney tubules can cause low mag (Gitelmans), and excess aldosterone secretion by adrenals. Eval: 24 hour urine Mag, Ca, Sodium, Potassium excretion ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Dryness on tongue and cheeks. Cracks on sides of tongue also. Could too much magnesium or something else cause this?
No: Vitamin D supplementation does not cause any of these deficiencies. ...Read more
Nausea and mag: You need to ask yourself the question: why am I taking magnesium (m) supplements? You also need to get a blood m level. Nausea is one sign of a high level of m. If high, stop the m supplements and consider not using them in the future. If your m is normal, see a gastroenterologist to evaluate you for answer to your question. ...Read more
Magnesium levels: Long term use of proton pump inhibitors for over a year, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) (d) is one, can cause low magnesium (m) levels. Low m levels may cause irritability, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, agitation and sleep problems. Diuretics and beta blocker medications used in combination with d may cause an increased risk of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables, whole grain foods and nuts. ...Read more
Magnesium: All PPIs may lower magnesium with long-term use. In March of this year, the FDA issued a warning about PPIs, saying regular use for a year or longer may lead to low levels of magnesium — increasing the risk of leg spasms, arrhythmias (irregular heart beats that can cause heart attack or stroke), and seizures. Their warning said the problem could be reversed with magnesium supplements. But in 25% of cases it couldn’t reverse the deficiency, and PPIs had to be discontinued. ...Read more
Absorption: There is no need for any aids to absorb calcium (C) if you have normal levels of 1-25 DHCC (1-25), which is the agent responsible for the intestinal transport of C into body. Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD, need some replacement of 1-25, as their diseased kidneys do not allow 1-25 to be made. Magnesium absorption is not effected by CKD. There are no drugs to improve it. ...Read more
Myalgia: The classic muscle symptoms of magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. Loss of magnesium occurs from excessive vomiting and diarrhea or diet severely lacking in leafy green vegetables. Taking magnesium tablets corrects the deficiency. Muscle aches generally are caused by other problems such as polymyalgia rheumatica. A rheumatologist would be best to consult. ...Read more
Headache, diarrhea: If you're referring to headache and diarrhea, these are both very common Prilosec side effects that should resolve once the drug is discontinued. Many other acid blockers in the ppi class share these side effects. Worrisome symptoms however, unrelated to Prilosec but that mimic a "stomach bug" would include: bleeding, weight loss, persistent vomiting, signs of gut obstruction. See doc if concerned ...Read more
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