Could Magnesium Deficiency Lead To Vasculitis?
"Important clinical aspects of this condition are being overlooked," says Dr.
Dr. Dean adds, "Magnesium deficiency is a stand-alone cause of inflammation in the body. When a person is under stress from a chronic infection or disease, additional magnesium stores are burned off, creating a more pronounced magnesium deficiency. The medications used in treating infection and in treating inflammation result in further magnesium deficiency. Cipro, a commonly used antibiotic, contains six fluorine molecules. Fluorine irreversibly binds with magnesium, making a new and toxic compound that deposits in joints, muscle and cartilage, causing pain and inflammation. Most doctors do not routinely test for magnesium, and if they do, they use a highly inaccurate serum magnesium test instead of the reliable Magnesium RBC test, which evaluates magnesium levels in red blood cells."
According to Dr.
"Animal studies2 and human studies have demonstrated that magnesium deficiency promotes an inflammatory response," points out Dr. Sosin, MD, director of the
Dr. Dean concludes, "Medical treatment of vasculitis normally focuses on neutralizing inflammation with steroids or a cancer drug called Cytoxan. This can cause a chain reaction of harmful conditions. When magnesium is deficient, the adrenal glands weaken. Use of steroids on a regular basis can also weaken the adrenals. When the adrenals are under stress, many other important minerals in addition to magnesium can be lost. Loss of these minerals weakens blood vessel integrity and the thyroid gland. A low thyroid makes a person even more susceptible to yeast overgrowth."
The above remarks are not meant as an exhaustive look at autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis but should change the conversation about this condition that is said to have no known cause or cure.
A free 32-page guide to the benefits of magnesium, and its deficiency symptoms, is available at www.nutritionalmagnesium.org.
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