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5 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 11:28 AM


Magnesium is an essential mineral and helps nerves, muscles and other parts of the body function properly. A magnesium deficiency disrupts the balance of other minerals, and symptoms range from minor effects to serious reactions.

Adequate supplies of magnesium are needed throughout the body to help maintain cells, build hormones and create energy. Chronic conditions such as liver disorders, kidney problems or heart failure may indicate magnesium deficiencies.

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Because magnesium is so important in maintaining and balancing the body’s system, these five signs may suggest a deficiency:

1. Muscle tremors or cramps. Signs of severe deficiencies might include tingling, numbness, muscle contractions, or involuntary eye movements.

2. Irregular heartbeat or coronary spasm, which blocks blood flow to the heart. Severely low levels could cause heart attack or death.

3. Fatigue and weakness. Doctors sometimes recommend magnesium supplements or injections for chronic fatigue syndrome.

4. Irritability, confusion, or even personality changes.

5. Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Inadequate levels of magnesium may not cause symptoms.

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Healthy levels of magnesium can usually be maintained through a diet that includes green leafy vegetables, whole grains, fish, meat, and dairy products.

Supplements are recommended when levels are extremely low and also when people suffer from certain health conditions. Low magnesium levels could increase the risk for many of these conditions.

Osteoporosis is a bone-degenerating disease. It affects people as they age, particularly women. The bones become weakened, making them easily fractured. Magnesium deficiency can cause the release of calcium from the bones to the bloodstream, resulting in unhealthy bone loss and increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

Low levels of magnesium could increase the risk of high blood pressure. Evidence suggests an increase in magnesium intake through supplements can lower blood pressure, according to Live Science.

Blood sugar levels may be affected by magnesium deficiency. Low levels of the mineral could lead to or worsen insulin resistance. Magnesium deficiencies have also been linked to heart problems, asthma, and migraine headaches. Some people have found reduction or elimination of symptoms for certain disorders by taking magnesium supplements.

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