Hypomagnesemia is when there are less than 1.8 milligrams of magnesium in the blood. A deficiency in magnesium does not always show symptoms. If symptoms are present, a person’s muscles will twitch and have a tingling feeling. It is important to get treatment for hypomagnesemia because it can lower potassium and calcium levels in the body. It can cause other health problems as well. Magnesium isn’t produced in the body, so the only way to get it is through your diet. About 50 to 60% of magnesium is stored in the bones, where only 1% is in the blood.
A person may never know that they have a magnesium deficiency because doctors don’t usually check for it. About 48% of Americans don’t get enough magnesium. A healthy person doesn’t have to worry about getting hypomagnesemia. Magnesium helps regulate blood pressure and keeps the nerves and muscles healthy.
There are eight frequent symptoms of hypomagnesemia.
1. Vomiting is a frequent symptom of hypomagnesemia.
The body isn’t getting enough magnesium, so the person will feel sick. Every time a person eats, they will vomit. The body is weak and it needs vital nutrients to operate and magnesium is one of them. Multivitamins can be taken to help a person to get their daily dose of magnesium, but it can still make a person feel sick. The body is already weak, so if you do take a multivitamin, eat healthy foods. When your appetite comes back, don’t eat a big meal. Eat enough where it doesn’t make you vomit.
When you vomit a lot, you will feel nauseous. You’ll want to lie down because your blood pressure will become low. Magnesium helps regulate your blood pressure. If you continue to vomit, you’ll need to go to the emergency room, where the doctors will diagnose you with having hypomagnesemia.