Magnesium is a mineral the body needs in order to regulate blood pressure, strengthen bones, and keep the heart's rhythm steady. Magnesium needs differ based on gender, age, and whether you are pregnant. People at risk for severe magnesium deficiencies include those with kidney disease, alcoholism, Crohn's disease, and those taking certain medications for diabetes or cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how the body uses magnesium, why it is important, how you can get enough magnesium, and much more.
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