Hypomagnesemia is a condition where there is extremely low levels of magnesium found in human beings. This tends to cause disturbances or problems with the functions of almost all kinds of body organs. Being very vital for intracellular cation the lack of magnesium results in organ malfunctioning, weakness, sudden illnesses and rapid health deterioration.
HOW IS HYPOMAGNESEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Your healthcare provider will do a physical exam to help determine the cause of your symptoms. Tests that may be ordered include an electrocardiogram (ECG). Blood and urine tests that may be done include:
• Calcium blood test
• Comprehensive metabolic panel
• Magnesium blood test
• Potassium blood test
• Urine magnesium test
HOW IS HYPOMAGNESEMIA TREATED?
Patients with mild hypomagnesemia can be treated with oral or intravenous supplements of magnesium preparations such as magnesium oxide or magnesium sulfate.
DID YOU KNOW?
The potential cause of Hypomagnesemia is impaired kidney function, because the kidneys are responsible for regulating the serum magnesium levels in blood.