magnesium-deficency

Magnesium deficiency symptoms

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency initially include:

  • Appetite loss
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

As the deficiency progresses, you may experience:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Seizures
  • Muscle cramps
  • Personality changes
  • Abnormal heart rhythms

If you experience any of the following symptoms, this could indicate that you may need to boost your magnesium intake.

  1. Poor sleep patterns
  2. Night-time muscle tension (restless legs)
  3. Joint discomfort and stiffness
  4. Increased menstrual discomfort
  5. Cardiovascular problems
  6. Poor concentration
  7. Respiratory issues (including asthma)
  8. Poor skin conditions (including psoriasis and eczema)
  9. Low energy levels (particularly mid-morning and afternoon)
  10. Stress and anxiety

The classic physical signs of low magnesium are:

Neurological:
Behavioral disturbances
Irritability and anxiety
Lethargy
Impaired memory and cognitive function
Anorexia or loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Seizures

Difficulty swallowing Metabolic:
Increased intracellular calcium
Hyperglycemia
Calcium deficiency
Potassium deficiency

Among children:
Growth retardation or “failure to thrive”

Muscular:
Weakness
Muscle spasms (tetany)
Tics
Muscle cramps
Hyperactive reflexes
Impaired muscle coordination (ataxia)
Tremors
Involuntary eye movements and vertigo

Cardiovascular:
Irregular or rapid heartbeat
Coronary spasms

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