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Magnesium Supplement for Nephrotic Syndrome

Magnesium Supplement for Nephrotic SyndromeWith the progression of Nephrotic Syndrome, patients are often lack of calcium, magnesium, zinc and some other trace elements. As we all know, those trace elements are essential for maintaining the normal function. Therefore, we should pay attention to their supplement. Today, let’s have a look at magnesium supplement and Nephrotic Syndrome. If you would like to know more corresponding information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

When your kidney function declines, phosphorus can not be flushed out of the blood, leading to high phosphorus level. High blood phosphorus draws calcium from the bones, leading to high blood calcium level. The rise in serum calcium and phosphate leads to calcification in soft tissues, particularly in blood vessels. Magnesium and calcium compete with each other. An excess of one can lead to excretion of the other. Therefore, magnesium supplement can help you lower blood calcium level and reduce its risk.

Besides, when you have magnesium deficiency, you will have uneasy, emotional, muscle cramp, hyperreflexia, etc. In such case, you should supplement moderate magnesium to satisfy the need of body.


If your Nephrotic Syndrome impairs your kidney function, your body may not be able to rid itself of excess magnesium. High blood magnesium may cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomit, polydipsia, weakness, etc. In such case, you may have to avoid too much magnesium intake.

Whether you should supplement magnesium or not depends on your medical condition. Therefore, you had better talk with your doctor. Diet plays an important role in protecting your damaged kidneys. You can leave your basic medical condition below. Our doctors will email you some personalized suggestion according to your medical condition.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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