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Hypermagnesemia Causes

Hypermagnesemia is an effect of renal failure, massive hemolysis and other metabolic problems such as adrenal insufficiency and diabetic ketoacidosis.

Hypermagnesemia Definition

Hypermagnesemia is a kind of electrolyte condition in which there is a disturbing high level of magnesium found in the blood. This a rare condition since one of the kidney's main function is to excrete excess amounts of magnesium in the body.

Hypermagnesemia Diagnosis

The condition can be diagnosed based on the present medical condition experienced by the patient.

Hypermagnesemia Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of hypermagnesemia include weakness, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, hypotension, chest pains. Hypermagnesemia occurs together with hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

Hypermagnesemia Treatment

Hypermagnesemia can be treated by intravenous calcium gluconate, intravenous diuretics and dialysis, in order to withdraw excess amounts of magnesium.

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