Magnesium, Arrhythmias and Hypertension

April 11, 2013

A reviewer of The Magnesium Miracle on Amazon shares her story about magnesium.

“This book truly was miraculous for me. I had been experiencing heart irregularities for several years, then suddenly my heart was bouncing around like there was a small animal in my chest. I would become very ill, full of dread and almost pass out. I thought my end was nigh. This went on for three or four days. My doctor sent me to a specialist who changed my meds, which only made me more ill and did nothing for the condition. He also booked me for a chemical stress test. However, I felt that I would never make it before the day arrived so I googled “irregular heart beat”. Lo and behold up came numerous reports, including Dr. Carolyn Dean’s, all talking about magnesium. I immediately went out and purchased magnesium. Within 24 hours my heart was beating normally for the first time in a long, long while. For me, this was a miracle. I then became angry with my doctor and specialist for not telling me about this life saving nutrient. I truly believe my life was in danger. I am now readng everything I can get on the subject. The Magnesium Miracle is excellent. Thank you Dr. Carolyn.”

Yet, what is allopathic medicine doing about arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation in the face of these miraculous reports about magnesium?

One report shows them looking at the kidney rennin-angiotenin system trying to find drugs to switch off this system to prevent arrhythmias. The paper I’m reading admits that “While the precise cause of atrial fibrillation has not yet been definitively elucidated… left atrial dilation and fibrosis and electrical remodeling are thought to play central roles.” Well, I’m sure most people reading my blogs know the answer to those questions. Too much calcium and not enough magnesium can rewire the heart and cause erratic firing. And, the structure of the heart can be affected by calcification of arteries in the face of magnesium deficiency.

I found a journal article that said “magnesium stimulates renin release through the elevation of prostaglandins and suppresses aldosterone production through the intracellular calcium mobilization.” Another said that there is a “salutary effect for magnesium supplementation in the treatment of Angiotensin II-induced myocardial complications.” So, they admit that magnesium can be an answer to the rennin-angiotensin problem. Yet, doctors blatantly ignore the obvious and continue to treat with drugs that cause even more magnesium deficiency, which they treat with more drugs. One such antiarrhythmia drug, Amiodarone has just been linked to an increased cancer risk in men. This drug is notorious for its numerous side effects, so why don’t they pull it and replace it with magnesium?

The CDC reports that hypertension and use of blood pressure medications is on the rise in the US. Many people are stressed and are burning up their magnesium. What are you waiting for? While I encourage supplementation, I’m also asking you to get a $49.00 Magnesium RBC test to check your baseline levels. If your doctor won’t order it, go to Request-A-Test. When you get your results, remember that you want to be at least above 6mg/dL, even if the range of the lab is 4.2-6.8.

Go to my Resources page on my website to research the various types of magnesium you can safely use. And don’t expect magnesium to change a life-long magnesium deficiency overnight. It’s not a drug, it’s a necessary food for your body. You can feel better in many ways almost immediately on magnesium. But to reverse magnesium-deficiency high blood pressure or arrhythmias may take some time.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

RESOURCES: Along the borders and in the links of my web site you can find my books, writings, and my call-in radio show. Email your questions to: questions@drcarolyndeanlive.com.

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