Higher than normal levels of magnesium in the circulating blood.

Symptoms of Hypermagnesemia

The following features are indicative of Hypermagnesemia:
  • weakness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • impaired breathing
  • decreased respirations
  • low blood pressure
  • low blood calcium
  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • decreased or absent deep tendon reflexes
  • low heart rate
  • dizziness
  • sleepiness
It is possible that Hypermagnesemia shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Hypermagnesemia

The following are the most common causes of Hypermagnesemia:
  • hemolysis
  • kidney insufficiency
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • adrenal insufficiency
  • hypothyroidism
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • lithium intoxication

Risk Factors for Hypermagnesemia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hypermagnesemia:
  • people with electrolyte imbalances

Prevention of Hypermagnesemia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hypermagnesemia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • avoid intake of magnesium supplements

Occurrence of Hypermagnesemia

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Hypermagnesemia cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Widely occurring between 500K - 1 Million cases

Common Age Group

Hypermagnesemia can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Hypermagnesemia can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hypermagnesemia

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hypermagnesemia:
  • Blood test: To measure the magnesium levels in the blood

Complications of Hypermagnesemia if untreated

Yes, Hypermagnesemia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hypermagnesemia is left untreated:
  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • asystole

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Hypermagnesemia.

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