The Recovery Key Factor In The Growth

By admin / October 3, 2015

BY THOMAS J. ROMANO MD PHD FACP FACR[1] AND JOHN W. STILLER MD[2]

1 Faculty American Academy of Pain Management–Private Practice, Wheeling, WV

26003, USA; 2 Private Practice, Lakeland, FL 33813, US

Correspondence to: Dr Thomas J. Romano, Suite 201, Center 3, Medical Park,

Wheeling, WV 26003, USA For Mg, UL is intake only from supplements; does not include Mg

In food and water.

For Ca, P, and vitamin D, includes the total intake from food,

Water, and supplements.

How does Magnesium work for

Migraines?

Magnesium is a dietary mineral that helps regulate blood vessel

Size, serotonin function, and nerve activity in the brain, among

Other functions. Magnesium deficiency is thought to be at least

One important factor in migraine attacks. Many studies suggest

That magnesium might be a common denominator in both the vascular

And the neural theories of migraine. In support of the vascular

Theory, magnesium deficiency results in blood vessel constriction

And adding magnesium to the diet leads to the opening (dilation)

Of blood vessels. In support of the neural theory, magnesium

Deficiency has been linked with the production and release of

Substance P12-a biochemical that contributes to the inflammation

Of nerves and headache pain.

In a recent study conducted by Dr Alexander Mauskop and his

Colleagues, they reported an 85% success rate in treating

Migraines with an intravenous injection of magnesium. In the study

85% of the magnesium deficient men and women in the middle of a

Migraine attack experienced rapid and dramatic relief of symptoms

When they received magnesium. Within minutes individuals felt

Relief of migraine pain. They also felt relief from nausea and

From sensitivity to light and noise. Aside from a very few

Patients who had short-term light headedness during the infusion,

There were no side effects. In the study people who were not

Deficient in magnesium at the outset did not experience relief.

This indicates that improvement was not due to a placebo effect.

Recent studies indicate that magnesium depletion, that is, having

Lower than normal levels of the mineral magnesium, can influence

Serotonin and nitric oxide release, blood vessel size, and

Inflammation. It’s also thought that people with mitral valve

Prolapse have lower than normal levels of magnesium.

Several studies have shown that magnesium depletion plays a

Critical role in blood vessel size. It seems not only to cause

Blood vessel constriction but to make blood vessels more sensitive

To other chemicals that cause constriction and less sensitive to

Substances that cause blood vessels to dilate.

Studies have also shown that magnesium depletion seems to help

Release serotonin from its storage sites. It also helps make blood

Vessels in the brain more receptive to serotonin and thus clears

The way for serotonin to cause constriction of blood vessels.