Which conditions cause hypomagnesemia due to GI magnesium loss?

Updated: Oct 30, 2020
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Causes related to gastrointestinal magnesium loss include the following:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting and nasogastric suction
  • Gastrointestinal fistulas and ostomies
  • Hypomagnesemia with secondary hypocalcemia (HSH)

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