15 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

13) Acid reflux

 Acid reflux
Acid reflux

Magnesium deficiency causes failure of the pyloric sphincter of the stomach which results in incomplete emptying of the stomach. Food in the stomach remains there for a prolonged period of time which causes excessive pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter.

After a certain limit, the lower esophageal sphincter opens in an upward direction causing acid reflux. The patient presents with a burning sensation chest and a sour taste in their mouth. Magnesium deficiency can also increase acidity in the stomach which contributes to the development of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Written by Martin Davis