Intravenous Magnesium Therapy for Cardiovascular DiseaseIntravenous magnesium sulfate has been clinically proven to help in the treatment of several kinds of cardiovascular disease.
Minerals are extremely important in the regulation of nerve impulses and muscle contraction. Of course, the heart is no exception to this - it's a muscle! There is a delicate balance between sodium and potassium and between calcium and magnesium. Disruptions to this balance can lead to irregular heartbeat (called arrhythmia) and other problems.
What is ischemia?
Ischemia is a condition marked by lack of adequate blood supply to the tissues. When tissues such as the heart or brain are ischemic, they are starved for oxygen and vital nutrients like glucose; this results in damage to the tissue - heart attack or stroke. Magnesium is critical for preventing ischemia.
How does intravenous magnesium therapy help heart problems?
Magnesium relaxes smooth muscle throughout the body. This includes arterial smooth muscles and the heart muscle itself. IV magnesium therefore dilates blood vessels, improving blood flow and reducing blood pressure; relaxing the heart muscle leads to a slower, more regular heartbeat - and fewer arrhythmias. People who are given intravenous magnesium after a heart attack have a much better chance of survival.
Magnesium is also a natural calcium channel blocker. Calcium channel blockers are medications that help reduce the heart's workload. If you are currently taking calcium channel blockers, IV magnesium therapy boosts their effect - slowing down heart rate and reducing the occurrence of arrhythmias.
Is intravenous magnesium given by itself?
IV magnesium can be used alone, but it is often given as part of a Myers' Cocktail because of the other beneficial ingredients in the cocktail, such as B-complex, Vitamins B6 and B12, and Vitamin C. The normal Myers' Cocktail is modified for cardiac patients by removing the calcium that is often used.
How can I get this therapy or find out more information?
Your first step is to call the IV Nutrient Therapy Center at 310-550-8000 or click here to schedule a consultation. We are located in Beverly Hills and are easily accessible for most of greater Los Angeles.