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What Can Cause Magnesium Drop In Body
This is complicated: Very low potassium can injury any cell in the body (less than 2-ish) low potassium is happening for a reason - for most people it is a problem that the kidney is excreting the potassium out of the body - many times it is caused by a medicine that makes your kidneys excrete the potassium. There are potassium sparing diuretics that help you retain potassium but needs to be prescribed and monitored. ...Read more
Water in feet due to nerves damage which can cause numbness in feet and imbalance. What is the remedy?
I would like to know the side effects of the medicine triametrene/hydrochlorothiazide .Does it increase blood glucose and cause electrolyte imbalance?
Bad radiator: That was just a joke. Our sensation and tolerance to things like heat are all different. There are also things that can cause that. Our hormones like the thyroid can affect our tolerance to heat, for example. It is best to see your doctor to find out if anything is wrong. ...Read more
What chemical imbalance in the body causes frequent pvc's (paired and multifocal)? Are they dangerous? Not low in mag. Could mag supp still help?
Many things: Calcium and potassium are pretty important. If you smoke, stop. Smoking makes things worse quickly. Stop coffee and tea as well as energy drinks and no doze. If you are overweight you need to lose. If you are a couch potato, start mild exercise like walking. The exercise often improves the issue. Finally, or possibly first, see your doctor. Pvcs as described can en up lethal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my body does not absorb key nutrients can that cause malnutrition? And can malnutrition cause total body muscle atrophy?
Yes and yes: The definition of malnutrition is the absence of key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, Amino Acids and fatty acids. Without these nutrients, the body, including muscle will waste away. If you believe you are malnourished, please see a doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually.: Super low potassium (k) can sometimes cause arrhythmias and fluid backing up into the lungs from a poorly beating heart, but most of the time fluid building up in the lungs of a heart patient is due to too much sodium (salt) in the diet. Diuretics help the body get rid of excess sodium and can lead to low k in the process. Usually this low k causes muscle cramps before it leads to arrhythmias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests are there that can pinpoint a chemical imbalance in the body? Can the ci that causes gallstones also be the ci in the body causing pvc's?
Lab testing: Many basic lab blood test can detect these types of things. ...Read more
Can seritonin syndrome cause increased blood sugar levels? If so, what happens to the body to make this happen?
Serotonin and sugar: Serotonin syndrome is a very serious condition, usually caused by combinations of meds. People with this are often very sick, and may need hospitalization. Elevated glucose is not usually a part of it, but if you were prediabetic, the stress of this syndrome could push up your glucose. ...Read more
Zinc level: I would look for other causes such as an overactive thyroid, anxiety, calcium or magnesium deficiencies,toxic substances,withdrawal from certain medications or other substances. Your physician should evaluate you and he/she will order the appropriate tests and, if deemed advisable, refer you to the proper specialists. ...Read more
Lots of things: There are numerous medications that affect potassium balance as well as modify potassium removal from the body. One of the most common conditions in the U.S. Is a high sodium diet requiring the use of diuretics to avoid fluid overload giving the side effect low potassium. There are rare hormone causes of kidney potassium losses. Also vomiting or diarrhea can cause low potassium. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can I use Ebsonsalt for adding magnesium to my body, in what doses, and how do I know if I short magnesium?
The Power of Mag: Epsom salt and mineral baths are a great way to increase magnesium in the body. Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin. Many diets, particularly Western, are deficient in magnesium. Lab testing can help determine magnesium levels in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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