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Do you have trouble swallowing (dysphagia)?

If you do, you could be deficient in MAGNESIUM

A 41 year old woman had a 4 month history of throat spasms set off by eating, yawning or talking. They were so severe that she worried she would choke to death and she had stopped eating. 

She complained of tingling in her mouth, and throat spasms. She'd had profuse diarrhoea over the preceding year and had lost 15 kilograms of weight. 

Her biochemistry suggested hyomagnesaemia-induced hypocalcaemia. In other words, low magnesium, causing low calcium too. 

Due to the severity of symptoms she was sent to hospital where she was given  magnesium injections. She improved dramatically within 24 hours. Fortunately her doctor knew about the link between magnesium and dysphagia.

Trembling and spasms (neuromuscular hyperexcitability) are a feature of low magnesium.  

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