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Relationship Between Magnesium and Renal Cyst

2014-06-28 00:29

Relationship Between Magnesium and Renal CystMagnesium is a key mineral in human metabolism. If the magnesium level in the blood is lower or higher than the normal range (0.75mmol/L), many symptoms will occur due to that result. Magnesium level also affects people with renal cyst. Let’ s look at the relationship between them.

There are two possible results:

1.Magnesium deficiency

If serum magnesium level is lower than 0.75mmol/L, it is called magnesium deficiency in clinic. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include agitation and anxiety, restless leg syndrome (RLS), sleep disorders, irritability, nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rhythms, low blood pressure, confusion, muscle cramps and weakness, hyperventilation, insomnia, poor nail growth, and even seizures. Some gastrointestinal problems or diuretics may make magnesium leak out with urine. In addition, due to poor appetite of patients with renal cyst, not adequate magnesium intake can be supplied with foods or drinks.

2.Abnormally high serum magnesium level

Renal cysts is progressive and will cause damage to kidneys. As a consequence, kidney function starts to lose, failing to keep the sodium, potassium, phosphorous and magnesium balance. With decreased glomerular filtration rate, excessive magnesium will accumulate inside the body, so the magnesium level in the blood elevates.

Signs of mild hypermagnesemia may include drowsiness, headache, lethargy, nausea and diminished tendon reflexes. More serious cases have symptoms of confusion,muscle weakness and paralysis, stumbling walk, low blood pressure and respiratory depression.

No matter the serum magnesium level is elevated or low, patients with kidney cyst need to take foods or drinks based on the test result. The doctor will give some guidance to the patient. If not, our experts online are available. Rich sources of magnesium include tofu, legumes, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, wheat bran. Brazil nuts, soybean flour, almonds, cashews, black strap molasses, pumpkin and squash seeds, pine nuts, and black walnuts. You can take or avoid such foods according to your own condition.

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