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Hypermagnesemia is a condition that develops when the amount of magnesium in your body is too high. Magnesium is a mineral that helps your heart, muscles, and nerves work normally. It also helps strengthen your bones.
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- Diuretics may be given to help clear magnesium from your kidneys by increasing the amount your urinate.
- Calcium may be given to treat heart problems caused by hypermagnesemia.
This test is also called an EKG or ECG. Sticky pads are placed on your skin and attached to a monitor. Healthcare providers will record your heart's electrical activity to monitor for irregular or slow heartbeats.
Blood tests will be done to show the level of magnesium in your blood.
- IV fluids may be given to help clear magnesium from your kidneys.
- Dialysis may be needed if you have kidney failure. Dialysis is a treatment to remove chemicals and waste from your blood when your kidneys can no longer do this.
Hypermagnesemia can lead to muscle paralysis, coma, and a decreased heart rate. Hypermagnesemia can become life-threatening.
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