Magnesium deficiency

Overview

Magnesium deficiency is a low level of the mineral magnesium in the body. Diabetes, alcohol abuse, and certain drugs may cause it.

Symptoms

Symptoms include low appetite, fatigue, numbness, seizures, and abnormal heart rhythm.

Treatments

Any underlying cause must be addressed. Treatments include supplements and a healthy diet.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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