The early signs of magnesium deficiency are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. The other signs of magnesium deficiency are numbness, tingling, muscle twitching, and muscle cramps. Further, the signs of magnesium deficiency can be seizers, change in personality and behavior, and abnormal heart beats or rhythms. These symptoms may even eventually lead to coronary spasms.
Severe signs of magnesium deficiency include low levels of calcium in the blood (hypocalcaemia). Signs of magnesium deficiency may also be reflected as low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia). Signs of magnesium deficiency may show as various other medical conditions like pre-eclampsia or eclampsia (high blood pressure and other complications during pregnancy).
Signs of magnesium deficiency can be prominent with excessive loss of magnesium through urine due to poorly-controlled diabetes and alcohol abuse. Signs of magnesium deficiency also include anxiety and depression. Signs of magnesium deficiency may result in constipation.
Deficiency of magnesium can manifest as tenseness and tightness. It can also lead to a state of utter confusion. We often neglect the initial symptoms of magnesium deficiency that ultimately leas to a serious, life threatening situation.
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