Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium is a vital mineral that performs a variety of tasks in the body. Many people today have a magnesium deficiency and correspondingly low magnesium levels in their blood. Due to the important role of magnesium in our organism, various symptoms can develop which can also cause long-term damage. A magnesium deficiency should therefore be diagnosed and treated by a doctor.

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

A magnesium deficiency can manifest itself in many different ways. Early symptoms include muscle weakness and tiredness. A pronounced magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle cramps, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmia. The nervous system can also be affected. This can lead to inner restlessness, tension or even anxiety.

Magnesium Deficiency Test

A magnesium deficiency can be detected by a blood test. It can be determined in serum or in whole blood. In contrast to the serum analysis, the whole blood analysis examines the entire blood, including the components bound in the red blood cells. The mineral content in the serum is therefore significantly lower compared to the blood cells. For this reason, the whole blood analysis should always be preferred for detecting a mineral deficiency.

Remedy Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency can be remedied by eating magnesium-rich foods. The best foods to provide the body with sufficient magnesium are high-quality, whole plant sources, such as dates, papaya, Swiss chard and leaf spinach.

If a deficiency is detected, a dietary supplement is always advisable.
There are various ways of supplementing magnesium and the decision should be made individually after a comprehensive diagnosis. Depending on the desired effect, such as increased concentration or muscle relaxation, the appropriate form of supplement can be selected.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

It is advisable to place the diagnosis, selection of the appropriate preparation and determination of the dosage in the hands of an experienced doctor. We are happy to assist you.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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