Hypomagnesemia

Hypomagnesemia means low levels of magnesium in the blood.

Causes

Several conditions can cause hypomagnesemia, including:

  • Alcoholism
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • High blood calcium levels
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Malabsorption
  • Malnutrition
  • Use of certain medications including amphotericin, cisplatin, and diuretics
  • Excessive urination (polyuria)

Alternative Names

Low blood magnesium; Magnesium - low