Mother was Right

Like the author below’s mother, we love our night-time sip of Milk Of Magnesia, along with Epsom salts baths, as our supplimental Magnesium supply (or similarly effective, is a small pinch of Epsom salts in drinking water).

President’s Address: Mother was Right: The Health Benefits of Milk of Magnesia

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So what are the take home messages from this talk?

  • 1) Most patients are magnesium deficient (and most of us are someone’s patient).
  • 2) You know that patients are magnesium deficient if they have night cramps and should suspect that they are if they have Raynaud’s and no cryoglobulinemia.
  • 3) Those patients who require heroic doses of potassium replacement as well as those resistant to calcium channel blockers are probably magnesium deficient.
  • 4) Serum levels correlate poorly with tissue levels and are often misleading.
  • 5) Magnesium deficiency is often causative in multifocal atrial tachycardia and polymorphous ventricular tachycardia with a prolonged QTc interval.
  • 6) Magnesium deficiency may be causative in atrial fibrillation and may be the reason that achieving rate control in some patients with this arrhythmia is difficult.
  • 7) Magnesium replacement is often effective in decreasing extra systoles and occasionally in preventing/terminating reentrant arrhythmias.
  • 8) Magnesium supplementation may be effective in reducing the incidence/severity of osteoporosis, adult-onset diabetes, hypertension, and sudden death.
  • 9) Sometimes mother does know best.

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