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Asthma? Consump Magnesium!

Updated on April 23, 2012

Magnesium Sulfate is a chemical compound composed of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. The drug is used to control the attack when a pregnancy, treat magnesium deficiency, problems associated with the state of the kidneys (nephritis) in children, and treat heart attack and asthma.

Magnesium is known as one of the important minerals in the body. It turned out that magnesium has many benefits for our bodies. From existing research, intake of magnesium is quite a positive thing for people with asthma.

The function of magnesium in the body

Magnesium is essential macromineral for the body. In the body, magnesium plays a role in maintaining the performance of the cell membrane, acts as a cofactor of enzymes in energy metabolism, and helping to contraction and relaxation of muscles, especially the smooth muscles that make up the respiratory tract

The relation between magnesium and asthma?

Based on research, it is known that respondents with magnesium deficiency more susceptible to asthma than the respondents who consume lots of magnesium. Also, note that magnesium intake may improve lung function, particularly in patients with asthma.

Magnesium improve lung function and relieve asthma attacks by facilitating bronchial dilation and relaxation of smooth muscles that make up the respiratory tract. Thus, the narrowing of the airway can be prevented. In addition, magnesium can prevent airway inflammation by inhibiting cholinergic transmission or with the production of prostacyclin and T-lymphocyte cells that can prevent inflammation of the airways.

Magnesium has a myriad of benefits not only for people with asthma. So do not forget to have a sufficient intake of magnesium every day because a lot of benefits.

Consumption of foods rich in magnesium are very important and necessary also to take a magnesium-rich foods each day.

This can be obtained either by taking a magnesium-rich foods or by taking magnesium supplements in tablet form. Foods rich in magnesium include avocados, bananas, black beans, cashew nuts, fortified cereals and grains, halibut, lentils, yoghurt, oysters, peanuts, potatoes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, spinach, shellfish, soy milk , Tofu, tuna, etc.


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      WriterDJ 6 years ago

      Yeah Facebook frogyfish... hehehe strange huh? even somebody gave feedback me as funny :)

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Facebook? Wow...something to consider.

      I agree that magnesium is very helpful in preventing and stopping an asthma attack...have seen it happen.

      Thanks for your study, sharing, tips~

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      WriterDJ 6 years ago

      Welcome back SusieQ42 and aguasilver.

      @aguasilver : good point to mention, I made this hub inspired by your comment about it in my another hub page. And take a look of references, although only a glance part of Mg, here now published. Thank you have added useful information which completing the lack of my presentation

      @SusieQ42 : you're welcome, hope this will enrich our knowledge

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      John Harper 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      I have long been an advocate of magnesium, especially since I learned that our soil is virtually depleted of the stuff.

      Liquid Magnesium used to stop my daughters seizures in seconds (combined with liquid Taurine)and whenever she has stomach 'upsets' (which often signal the possibility of a siezure) we use Magnesium Triglycerate, cheap and effective 9and we also found out that it stops mouth ulcers in their tracks).

      Mg is a wonder mineral, take a look at what Magnesium Oil can do for folk! (Oil in name not nature)

      Great info well presented, marked up and useful.

      I started researching Mg when a friends wife died from an asthma attack during a cross country drive (no hospitals) and when I discovered what it can do.... started using it in it's various forms.

      Caution: You do need to identify which form will work for which situations, do not self medicate without consulting a health professional, preferably a naturopathic doctor, or holistic professional.

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      Thank you. Good to know about magnesium.