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What are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency?

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If you are low on magnesium for a long time and it becomes magnesium deficiency, which is rare, you may have:

Extreme cases can cause muscle spasms and tremors.

  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea (sick to your stomach) and vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness

SOURCES:

Clinical Kidney Journal : “Magnesium Basics.”

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements:  “Magnesium Fact Sheet for Consumer,” “Magnesium Fact Sheet for Health Professionals.”

Harvard Health Publications: “What You Should Know About Magnesium.”

The Merck Manual, Home Edition, Chapter 137, “Salt Balance.”

Nutritional Magnesium Association, “Blood Serum Invalid Measure of

Magnesium Deficiency.”

Lab Tests Online: “Magnesium.”

TeensHealth from Nemours: “Blood Test: Magnesium.”

Magnesium Deficiency Resource: “Magnesium Deficiency Testing.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Clinical Kidney Journal : “Magnesium Basics.”

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements:  “Magnesium Fact Sheet for Consumer,” “Magnesium Fact Sheet for Health Professionals.”

Harvard Health Publications: “What You Should Know About Magnesium.”

The Merck Manual, Home Edition, Chapter 137, “Salt Balance.”

Nutritional Magnesium Association, “Blood Serum Invalid Measure of

Magnesium Deficiency.”

Lab Tests Online: “Magnesium.”

TeensHealth from Nemours: “Blood Test: Magnesium.”

Magnesium Deficiency Resource: “Magnesium Deficiency Testing.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 10, 2019

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