Benefits of IV Magnesium
The benefits of iv magnesium can include treating migraine headaches, preventing heart disease, improving bone health and helping people with fibromyalgia. It can also treat constipation, reduce stress and help improve sleep.
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral that is essential for healthy bones, mental health, energy production and muscle function. Deficiency can cause muscle cramps, nausea and irregular heartbeats.
Injections of IV magnesium have been shown to be effective for preventing migraine headaches, especially in women who have migraines around their period. A single injection can quickly relieve a migraine attack and can be less expensive than prescription medication.
Taking magnesium can improve the effectiveness of antidepressants and helps lower histamine levels, which may reduce allergy symptoms. It also has a role in blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity.
Treatment for neuropathic pain
Intravenous magnesium has been used to alleviate neuropathic pain in patients with malignancy-related neurologic symptoms, diabetic neuropathy, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. The antinociceptive effects of magnesium are thought to be mediated by an interaction with NMDA receptors.
Preeclampsia & Eclampsia
IV magnesium is commonly used to prevent seizures in pregnant women with preeclampsia and eclampsia, which can be life-threatening for the mother and baby. Studies have found that magnesium drips work much better than phenytoin and diazepam in preventing seizures in these patients.
In addition, it can be used to treat people who have atrial tachycardia (a type of abnormal heart rhythm), a condition that causes the heart rate to jump suddenly and for a short period of time. A single dose of magnesium has been shown to decrease atrial tachycardia episodes and increase heart rate stability.