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Can tourette's be caused my magnesium deficiency?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: No

Magnesium deficiency can cause problems related to the muscles, but it is not a cause of tourette's.

In brief: No

Magnesium deficiency can cause problems related to the muscles, but it is not a cause of tourette's.
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

If you have a magnesium deficiency, muscle fasciculations (almost imperceptible muscle twiches) may occur. In severe magnesium deficiency, seizures and cardiac arrythmias may occur; but the involuntary, complex, stylized motor movements of tourette's do not.
Tourette's is a brain problem, not an electrolyte imbalance problem.

In brief: No

If you have a magnesium deficiency, muscle fasciculations (almost imperceptible muscle twiches) may occur. In severe magnesium deficiency, seizures and cardiac arrythmias may occur; but the involuntary, complex, stylized motor movements of tourette's do not.
Tourette's is a brain problem, not an electrolyte imbalance problem.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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