Magnesium deficiency is very common in people with heart disease. In hospitals where doctors understand the important of magnesium, it is administered for acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmia. Like any other muscle, the heart requires magnesium. Magnesium is also used to treat angina or chest pain.
The epidemic of heart disease in women may have its origins in the excessive intake of medically prescribed calcium. In fact, several studies in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently proved that very thing. Women who take calcium supplements have a higher risk of heart disease as calcium deposits in their arteries. When heart muscle cells have too much calcium on the inside, they can go into a life-threatening spasm that we call “heart attack”. When they have enough magnesium, the heart muscle cells relax. The prescription medication to prevent calcium build-up is called a “calcium channel blocker”. Nature’s calcium channel blocker is magnesium; it’s the guardian angel of the heart. The most commonly used drugs in high blood pressure are diuretics. The irony of using diuretics is that they deplete the body of magnesium.
Tonight on Dr. Carolyn Dean Live we’ll talk in comprehensive terms about magnesium and mineral supplementation as well as taking calls from our audience.
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