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Blood Magnesium Test

Not getting enough to eat, or not getting enough of the right things to eat, can cause a low magnesium level.

Your doctor will probably advise you to choose more foods rich in magnesium. These include whole grains, beans, dark-green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, nuts, and pumpkin seeds.

Let's explore some other reasons that may cause or contribute to a low magnesium level. One of these is diarrhea.

Were you having diarrhea around the time your blood was drawn for the magnesium test?

Yes, I was having diarrhea.

No, I was not having diarrhea.

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