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Magnesium in Women’s Health and Gynecology

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DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2016.65041    1,984 Downloads   3,480 Views Citations


Magnesium is well known in the world of obstetrics for many important uses. It has been utilized in treating pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and preventing preterm labor, though it has been found recently that prolonged magnesium administration in pregnant women may result in adverse outcomes to fetal bone metabolism, resulting in a new FDA warning [1]. Outside of obstetrics, magnesium is recommended for treating the arrhythmias torsades de pointes and rapid atrial fibrillation, treating severe acute asthma, improving migraine symptoms, and for treating dyspepsia and constipation [2]. Many women in our modern society are magnesium deficient due to low dietary intake, and low dietary magnesium intake resulting in hypomagnesaemia has recently been shown to have many deleterious effects. Magnesium’s uses are wide-reaching, touching many areas of women’s health and gynecology from pre-menstrual syndrome to menopause, PCOS to endometriosis, and beyond.

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Tonick, S. and Muneyyirci-Delale, O. (2016) Magnesium in Women’s Health and Gynecology. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6, 325-333. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2016.65041.

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