Hypomagnesemia Treatment Information

By: Juliet Cohen

Hypomagnesemia is a technical way of saying that the Magnesium level in the blood is too low. Magnesium (Mg) is the second-most abundant intracellular cation and, overall, the fourth-most abundant cation. Magnesium is one of many electrolytes in your body and normal levels of magnesium are important for the maintenance of heart and nervous system function. Forty percent of dietary magnesium is absorbed. Hypomagnesemia stimulates and hypermagnesemia inhibits this absorption. The kidneys regulate the serum magnesium. About 2400 mg of magnesium passes through the kidneys, of which 5% (120 mg) is excreted through urine.

Other causes of hypomagnesemia include certain drugs, including cisplatin, amphotericin b, or certain antibiotics may affect your kidneys. Renal (kidney) damage - losses of magnesium from the kidneys are a common cause of magnesium deficit.Some people may develop jerking movements or other abnormal involuntary movements. Muscle weakness, confusion, and decreased reflexes with severely low blood magnesium levels. Others may become tired, confused, or disoriented. Hallucinations may also occur. Hypomagnesemia affect both male and female. Treatment of hypomagnesemia depends on the degree of deficiency.

Oral replacement is appropriate for mild symptoms, while IV replacement is indicated for severe clinical effects. Oral Magnesium tablets is also recommeded. Oral replacement is appropriate for patients with mild symptoms. Magnesium can also be given as an injection. Magnesium intravenously helps in refractory arrhythmia, most notably torsade de pointes. Others are ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. Drink 2 to 3 liters of fluid every 24 hours, unless you were told to restrict your fluid intake. There is no specific way to prevent this condition. However, adequate nutrition will help reduce the risk.

Hypomagnesemia Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Magnesium intravenously helps in refractory arrhythmia.

2. Adequate nutrition will help reduce the risk.

3. Sedation and anxiolytics may help in decreasing bronchoconstriction.

4. Intravenous magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) can be given this conditions.

5. Drink 2 to 3 liters of fluid every 24 hours.

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