Magnesium deficient condition is often caused by unhealthy, sedentary lifestlye. Chronic stress, the immoderate overuse of pleasure articles (cigarette, alcohol, drugs), the quality and quantity poor food and some age specificities and conditions (pregnancy, breastfeeding, childhood, menopausa), and other chronical processes can also lead to magnesium deficient condition.
With a regard to the physiological complexity of magnesium, it is a part of many metabolic process, so its lack can induce wide range of symptoms. One of these is that its lack can decrease bone formation, can induce cardiac arrhythmia and can increase the risk of thrombosis and myocardial death.
Next to these it can also cause depression, headache, dizziness, difficulties in concentrating, abnormal behaviour, anorexia, hypertension and the formation of calcium oxalate (calculus).
The immune system’s magnesium content can be decreased by vomiting and diarrhea during which other minerals will also be decreased.
Diuretic product and alcohol have an impact against magnesium too. During pregnancy enough amount of magnesium should be taken, due to the fact that lack of magnesium occuring during pregnancy can induce spontaneous misscarriage, premature birth, disorders in development and the risk of early pains.
First symptom of lack of magnesium can be face redness, but it can also occur at other parts of the body as bluish discolorations.
Not enough magnesium intake can often show off skin dryness and fragility of nails and hair. As minerals also have an effect in the controlling of body heat, women having lack of magnesium will be cold earlier.