Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
~ By Dr. Julie Gorman, NMD, LAc ~
An estimated 80% of people have a negative impact on their health as a result of magnesium deficiency. Many are being treated for symptoms, but do not know the reason for them.
The following are some of the problems you may be experiencing from a magnesium deficiency:
- Headaches (especially migraines)
- Muscle Cramps
- Osteoporosis or any type of weak bones, leading to increased injuries
- Diabetes or imbalanced blood sugar (low energy, adrenal fatigue)
- High Blood Pressure
- Insomnia—unable to fall asleep or stay asleep
- Muscle Pain–Fibromyalgia
- Constipation/irregular bowel movements
Adding certain foods and changing eating habits are possibly the best ways to address a magnesium deficiency. As we say here at Revolution Health Medical Center; Simple Changes, Powerful Results!
On the top of the food list are avocado, pumpkin seed, leafy green vegetables and banana. By simply adding fruits, vegetables, nuts and sprouts to your diet you may see and feel a powerful change in your symptoms.
For many people it is appropriate to add a magnesium supplement to their treatment plan. It is essential that you talk to one of our doctors to determine the best quality, and therefore most effective, supplement for you. If you have absorption or digestive issues, it may be determined that injectable magnesium would be more appropriate for you.
The symptoms you are exhibiting will also help to determine the best time of day for you to increase your magnesium intake. For example those suffering from insomnia are likely to notice improved sleep patterns by digesting magnesium with dinner or right before going to bed.
At Revolution Health Medical Center our naturopathic doctors are licensed primary care physicians. Set up an appointment so we can treat you, not just your symptoms.
Dr. Julie Gorman is the founder and chief executive officer of Revolution Health Medical Center. Since starting the medical practice in 2001, she has been honored as a Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor (2013 & 2015) and been nationally recognized as a fellow of the American Board of Oriental and Reproductive Medicine for her training and skill in holistic infertility care.
The information provided on this site is not intended to be a substitute for individual medical advice in diagnosing or treating a health problem. Please schedule a private consult about your health concerns.