Hypomagnesemia is a medical condition in which the magnesium levels are abnormal. Hypomagnesemia causes disturbances in many organs of the body. Magnesium is important for proper functioning of organs. Symptoms of Hypomagnesemia are:
• Muscle weakness
• Muscle tightness, tremors and twitches
• Irritability and insomnia
• Numbness and tingling
• Severe drowsiness and fatigue
• Irregular heartbeat
• Seizure and coma
HOW IS HYPOMAGNESEMIA DIAGNOSED?
The serum magnesium concentration level holds key to diagnosis of Hypomagnesemia. General physician may order for a test to determine plasma magnesium concentration. An ECG may show tachycardia along with prolonged QT interval.
HOW IS HYPOMAGNESEMIA TREATED?
The most common treatment here would be increasing dosage of magnesium in the diet through supplements and also altering the diet. Alongside any damage caused to internal organs also needs to be repaired. Green vegetables are suggested in the diet alongside high magnesium foods too.
DID YOU KNOW?
Medical conditions putting persons at high risk for hypomagnesemia are alcoholism, congestive heart failure, diabetes, chronic diarrhea, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, and malnutrition (strength of recommendation: C, based on expert opinion, physiology, and case series). Evidence suggests that magnesium deficiency is both more common and more clinically significant than generally appreciated.