We have discussed the deficiency of calcium and potassium, now unto magnesium
Many illnesses includes ashtma, irregular heartbeat, extreme muscle cramps, migraine headaches, cataracts, hypertension, and diabetes.
Mg deficiency affects various systems y such as the nervous system and cardiovascular system.
Many of these can be linked to magnesium deficiency which can be easily treated with magnesium salts.
We would have to make testing for magnesium levels a standard tool for patients who illustrates signs or illnesses correlated to magnesium deficiency.
We cannot just assume that these are due to magnesium deficiency.
Many health issues are linked to diet and lifestyle. I want to conduct workshops with all the doctors so they can be aware of how important nutrition is in diagnosing a patient. Sometimes the problem is a simple solution such as supplements.
There are various ways in which magnesium levels can be assessed, however it is important to also test how well the body absorb magnesium.
Exactly. How expensive would it be to be conducting these tests regularly?
So that would be like how we diagnose diabetes, by checking how well the body maintains the blood glucose levels?
It will be the affordable since it is a blood or urine test. If results show low magnesium levels or magnesium absorption is not effective, then treatment options will be considered.
This will save us a lot of money from having to order all those expensive medication which in turn will save patients money. This is a win-win situation.
An urine, blood, and/or Mg loading tests? Magnesium deficiency can be easily treated with magnesium supplements which is very cheap.
Exactly. We save money, our patients save money and will be treated effectively.
I couldn't agree more.
It should be put into practice to ask our patients about their diet and lifestyle, when conducting consultations which guide us to better treatment.
We can start this project within the next week and evaluate its effectiveness in six months.
We will start a nutrition based treatment approach in this hospital to help increase effective treatment of patients and also save money.