Common Magnesium Side Effects

Magnesium side effects are rare, but they do exist. Magnesium is a mineral vital to a healthy body. It is stored in the cells and used in man different ways. From heart health to bone health, this mineral is a real little helper.

The best source of magnesium is in unprocessed, whole foods. Due to poor diet, most people do not get the needed amount of magnesium in their daily life. This is why taking a supplement, such as a multi-vitamin, can be such a good idea.

Side Effects
Magnesium supplements can sometimes cause side effects. These side effects can include nausea, diarrhea and cramps. In very rare cases, the side effects may include dizziness, fainting and trouble breathing.

Overdose Symptoms
An extreme overdose of magnesium is rare, but can be fatal. Symptoms of an overdose can include blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, slow heartbeat and trouble breathing. In extreme cases a magnesium overdose may also cause a coma.

Treatment
If you suspect you're having side effect due to magnesium, you may want to avoid certain foods. Try to stay away from magnesium rich items, such as beans, whole grains and leafy greens. However, you should never try to diagnose and treat magnesium side effects yourself.

Even if you suspect your experiencing side effects from magnesium, random symptoms can have many different causes. You need to speak with your doctor if you suspect a problem. The solution may be as easy as not taking a supplement or cutting back on a certain type of food. However, it's your doctor that needs to check the problem and recommend the best course of action. 

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