cathy b asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

how do you lower your magnesium level in your body?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I found this...

    "Magnesium toxicity (hypermagnesemia) is rare because excessive amounts are usually excreted in the urine and feces. "

    and this...

    "High levels of urinary magnesium may indicate overconsumption of supplemental magnesium, overuse of diuretics, hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the body), hypophosphatemia (too little phosphate in the body), or metabolic acidosis (high blood acid levels). Low levels of magnesium in the urine may point to hypomagnesemia or hypocalcemia (too little magnesium or calcium in the body), an underactive parathyroid gland, or metabolic alkalosis (high blood alkaline levels).

    A high magnesium level in the blood may indicate kidney failure, hypothyroidism, severe dehydration, Addison's disease, or overingestion of antacids containing magnesium.

    The symptoms of magnesium toxicity include central nervous system depression, muscle weakness, fatigue, and sleepiness. In extreme cases, hypermagnesemia can cause death. It can be treated with intravenous calcium gluconate along with respiratory support. Severe hypermagnesemia can be treated by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis."

    If you're sick you should talk to your doc. If you're doing something to your body to cause this you should stop.

  • 4 years ago

    How To Lower Magnesium Levels

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