Search Tag: Magnesium

ICU Management

If It’s Good for Calcium Why Not Magnesium? Reasons to Measure iMg in the ICU

2021 19 Apr

An overview of the importance of getting magnesium levels right in critically ill patients and the role ionised magnesium plays. Background Like all electrolytes, magnesium exists in the bloodstream in “bound” states, and in “free” or “ionised” states, which is the portion that is physiologically active. This ionised component... Read more

ICU Management

Why Should We Be Measuring Ionized Magnesium?

2021 11 Feb

Dennis Begos , MD, FACS, FACRS Associate Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Nova Biomedical Magnesium in the Human Body Magnesium (Mg) is the 4th most abundant cation in the human body. The majority of it is found intracellularly, more than half in bone, about a third in muscle, and the remaining in soft tissue and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Dietary Magnesium May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

2016 13 Dec

New findings published in BMC Medicine suggest that a diet rich in magnesium may help reduce the risk of diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. The results reinforce the notion that increased consumption of magnesium rich foods could be beneficial for overall health, according to researchers from Zhejiang University... Read more