Magnesium: Applications in Clinical Medicine

1st Edition

Erine A. Kupetsky, D.O.

CRC Press
February 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 168 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482220230 - CAT# K22191

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Summary

Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral required by humans and plays an important role in multiple biochemical processes. Deficiencies can lead to a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension. This book explores the many uses of Mg and its applications in clinical medicine. Chapters present information on the history of Mg; dosage and available compounds; pharmacology, bioavailability, and absorption; FDA recommendations; foods and supplements containing Mg; Mg and inflammation; and Mg as an electrolyte regulator.

Features:

    • Presents information on the impacts magnesium has on various aspects of health conditions and disease prevention
    • Contains clinical trial results, meta-analyses, and case studies describing how magnesium works to reduce comorbidity
    • Describes magnesium usage in treating and managing several conditions, including asthma, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, insomnia, obesity, and sickle cell disease
    • Provides information on measuring blood magnesium, hyper and hypomagnesaemia, and magnesium-drug interactions
    • Features information on magnesium as an electrolyte regulator and its effectiveness on atrial fibrillation, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, and hypothermia

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