question-icon

What Causes Magnesium Deficiency?

default
Posted on Sat, 3 May 2014
Question: What causes deficiency in magnesium?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (7 hours later)
Brief Answer: Too much of calcium intake is a common cause Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing After going through your query the common causes are – 1. High intake of calcium - We need calcium to absorb magnesium. Yet’ it’s a delicate balance because the two minerals compete for resources within our body. If you eat too much calcium, you actually hinder your absorption of magnesium. 2.Drugs which interfere with absorption like too many rounds of antibiotics, antacids especially proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole and so on, antidepressants, osmotic diuretics, cisplatin, ciclosporin, drinking fluoridated water, and even stress. 3. Intolerance to gluten containing food. 4. Municipal water supply –It removes beside lead pesticide and nitrates the desirable mineral like calcium and magnesium. 5. Depleted soil-Industrial agriculture depletes soil of nutrients like magnesium and calcium. 6. Other causes are dietieary deficiency, alcohol abuse, poorly controlled diabetes, excessive or chronic vomiting, and diarrhoea. Hope this information suffices. Take care and I shall be glad to answer further query . Regards Dr.chugh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Mukesh Chugh (32 hours later)
I see, thanks for that insight, I have been put on calcium supplements, and take nexium for a good while now, i should really look at life factors
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Thanks and glad that your query is resolved Detailed Answer: Hi, It’s good to see you. Thanks, I am glad that your query is resolved. If you have no further query you may close the discussion. The address of my virtual clinic is http://bit.ly/drmchugh. Take care and wish you good health. Regards Dr.chugh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Mukesh Chugh

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :1997

Answered : 1619 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
What Causes Magnesium Deficiency?

Brief Answer: Too much of calcium intake is a common cause Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing After going through your query the common causes are – 1. High intake of calcium - We need calcium to absorb magnesium. Yet’ it’s a delicate balance because the two minerals compete for resources within our body. If you eat too much calcium, you actually hinder your absorption of magnesium. 2.Drugs which interfere with absorption like too many rounds of antibiotics, antacids especially proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole and so on, antidepressants, osmotic diuretics, cisplatin, ciclosporin, drinking fluoridated water, and even stress. 3. Intolerance to gluten containing food. 4. Municipal water supply –It removes beside lead pesticide and nitrates the desirable mineral like calcium and magnesium. 5. Depleted soil-Industrial agriculture depletes soil of nutrients like magnesium and calcium. 6. Other causes are dietieary deficiency, alcohol abuse, poorly controlled diabetes, excessive or chronic vomiting, and diarrhoea. Hope this information suffices. Take care and I shall be glad to answer further query . Regards Dr.chugh