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Alternative NamesLow blood magnesium; Magnesium - low
Definition Return to top
Hypomagnesemia means low levels of magnesium in the blood.
Causes Return to top
Several conditions can cause hypomagnesemia, including:
The condition also can be caused by the use of drugs that increase urine output (diuretics).Update Date: 8/14/2007 Updated by: Charles Silberberg, DO, Private Practice specializing in Nephrology, Affiliated with NY Medical College, Division of Nephrology, Valhalla, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.