What is the symbol for magnesium

magnesium

Why is the magnesium value measured?

Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral for humans. It is involved in many enzyme reactions in the body. Humans need around 300 milligrams of magnesium per day. This requirement is usually covered by a balanced diet with whole grain bread, nuts and vegetables (spinach leaves, kohlrabi).

Magnesium deficiency can lead to restlessness, nervousness, irritability, headaches, concentration problems, tiredness, general weakness, cardiac arrhythmias and muscle cramps.

 

What magnesium value should men have?

Lower limit: 1.8 milligrams per deciliter (mg / dl)
Upper limit: 2.6 milligrams per deciliter (mg / dl)

or.

Lower limit: 0.73 millimoles per liter (mmol / l)
Upper limit: 1.06 millimoles per liter (mmol / l)

 

What magnesium value should women have?

Lower limit: 1.9 milligrams per deciliter (mg / dl)
Upper limit: 2.5 milligrams per deciliter (mg / dl)

or.

Lower limit: 0.77 millimoles per liter (mmol / l)
Upper limit: 1.03 millimoles per liter (mmol / l)

 

What do low values ​​mean?

Magnesium values ​​that are too low can indicate an overactive thyroid or over-acidic blood (diabetic ketoacidosis). The use of water tablets (diuretics) can also decrease the value. In the case of alcohol abuse or chronic inflammatory bowel disease, the absorption of magnesium from the intestine can be disturbed.

 

What do high values ​​mean?

Magnesium levels that are too high can indicate the breakdown of red blood cells (hemolysis) or kidney weakness. The levels can also be increased if acid-inhibiting stomach drugs (antacids), which contain a lot of magnesium, are taken in excess.