Neurologist Golovchanskaya drew a parallel between magnesium deficiency and anxiety

Neurologist Nadezhda Golovchanskaya. Deficiencies of vitamins and microelements can provoke increased anxiety, due to which the quality of life decreases.

Neurologist Golovchanskaya reported that severe anxiety, coupled with mood swings and poor sleep, may be a consequence of the fact that the body does not have enough magnesium The doctor drew a parallel between a lack of magnesium and anxiety in an interview with the Doctor Peter portal.

The doctor noted that too low magnesium levels may be a consequence of internal pathologies. For example, digestive disorders that impair the absorption of this microelement from food (taking certain medications has the same effect). Or diseases of the cardiovascular, endocrine systems.

“In many conditions and chronic pathologies, the body’s need for magnesium increases, which provokes a state of its deficiency. This is possible during pregnancy, against the backdrop of heavy physical exertion, stress or a severe infection,” Nadezhda Golovchanskaya warned.
In addition, a lack of magnesium is caused by an unbalanced diet. A person may not consume enough foods with magnesium or abuse foods and drinks that impair its absorption and thereby reduce the level of the microelement. For example, this happens when protein or fatty foods, alcohol, caffeine, and calcium-containing products are consumed in large quantities.

Golovchanskaya added that in addition to increasing anxiety, a lack of magnesium leads to cramps, back pain, sleep disturbances, and increased fatigue and decreased performance.

Earlier, the portal wrote that women need to check their cholesterol levels more often when menopause occurs.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Nadezhda Golovchanskaya Nadezhda Golovchanskaya Health neurologist, reflexologist