7 Signs and Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

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As magnesium affects nerve impulses, a deficiency can cause numbness or tingling. Your fingers and toes may feel asleep when this happens.

Your fingers and toes tingle.

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Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. A magnesium deficiency usually starts with these symptoms.

You suspect the flu.

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A worsening magnesium deficiency can cause seizures. Because magnesium deficiency causes abnormal brain electrical activity, seizures can occur.

No seizure disorder, but you had one.

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Contractions may stiffen or weigh down your legs or arms. Low magnesium increases calcium flow into nerve cells, stimulating muscle nerves.

Your muscles cramp often.

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Low magnesium levels can induce mood and personality changes and increase depression risk. Mental numbness, feeling emotions less, and anxiety may be signs.

You're acting strangely.

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Magnesium deficiency lowers potassium levels, which affects heart muscle cells and heart rhythm. Tell your doctor if your heart rate is unusual.

Heartbeat is faster than usual.

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