It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Nutritional Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2008, 03:03 AM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Glen Gardner,NJ,USA
Posts: 1
Mcduck58 HB User
are there any self tests to show your magnesium,and b-12 levels if low

are there any self tests to show your magnesium,and b-12 levels if low

 
Old 02-24-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 41
polkaadot HB User
Re: are there any self tests to show your magnesium,and b-12 levels if low

self tests for magnesium and b12 deficiency - i would first say, check if you have any of the symptoms listed for any of the deficiencies first and if you do, then you should probably take a blood test to rule it out.

i'm not sure otherwise how you can self-test for magnesium, but i know for B12 - look at your lower, inner eyelids. Are they a healthy red colour, or are they pale/ or whiteish? if they're the latter - then you might possibly have a vitamin b12 deficiency.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-02-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 272
robinegg HB Userrobinegg HB User
Re: are there any self tests to show your magnesium,and b-12 levels if low

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mcduck58 View Post
are there any self tests to show your magnesium,and b-12 levels if low
No get the tests.....
If you are checking B12 which is my area I dont knwo much about magnesium sorry
Ask for the following
Serum B12
Homocysteine
UMMA
Active B12 holotranscobalomin
Red Cell Folate
Iron studies
FUll Blood Count
Thyriod T3 & T4 and thyriod antibodies

Checkout the symptoms for B12 there is hundreds because it affects all systems of the body..........
As far as having pale eyelids ect (sorry polkadot dont want to offend) they would only be that way if you are B12 deficienct anemia like PA you do not have to be anemic to have B12 deficiency.........I was extremely deficient and never had this problem as I was not anemic although I was low in iron common with B12 def....

There is something interesting and I would use this a diagnostic test by any means......I remember reading an article about fingernials and B12 deficiency stating that if you have no moons on your fingernails then you are well I lokked at my nails and I only had them on my thumbs low and behold after 6 months of intensive treatment they are starting to reappear on my other nails
Just a little bit of trivia but dont diagnose by this....

Hope this helps
cheers

 
Old 03-03-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 439
nscrbug HB User
Re: are there any self tests to show your magnesium,and b-12 levels if low

Hmm...interesting about the fingernails...I never knew that! I recently had some bloodwork done ordered up by my endocrinologist. One of the things that he noticed was that my red blood cells were large (in volume). He told me this is generally related to low B-12 and/or Folate. He ordered up more labs to double-check my B-12 & Folate levels...just to make sure it wasn't a fluke. I should get the results by the end of the week. However, I just checked my fingernails - I have very prominent "ridges" on all of them, and "moons" on my thumbs, index, and middle fingers...with the moons on the thumbs being the largest and most visible, and the moons on the index & middle fingers being quite small. I do have extreme fatigue/low energy, and always feel like sleeping (unrefreshed sleep no matter how much I get)...but those symptoms could also be related to my hypothyroidism...so who knows.

 
Old 03-01-2010, 04:13 PM   #5
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
oceanlover2 HB User
Re: are there any self tests to show your magnesium,and b-12 levels if low

You should get the blood tests. The no moons on your fingernails can be a sign of vitamin D deficiency, which I found out the hard way. Calcium can't absorb without D and magnesium. In this country you mostly get D from the sun or from milk products that are enhanced with D. In this day of sunscreen use, indoor jobs and dieting, lots of women get vitamin D deficency and never know it until their bones start to become weak. Severe lack of D can also make you feel very tired. It's an easy blood test and an easy thing to correct. My moons disappeared from all my fingers except my thumbs. They came back slowly after I got my vitamin D levels back up.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
All these tests and nothing has showed up - what do I do?? gigi11 Digestive Disorders 12 06-30-2009 05:06 PM
Self-catheterising Kertie446 Urology 13 03-15-2009 09:57 AM
Self attacking auto immune disorder karen2manyprobs Immune Disorders 7 03-20-2008 07:29 PM
A PBS show with Dr. Northrup about Menopause cecropia Menopause 2 03-05-2007 11:27 AM
Anyone On Glucophage Self Treating? How Do You Get Your Meds? nymi06 Diabetes 18 11-01-2006 07:12 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



jenj770 (3), ladybud (2), brokenweed (2), SK59 (2), linda.wyn (2), kris90 (2), hizzy (1), vegator (1), NY 1009 (1), Abbie323 (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1166), MSJayhawk (999), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (667), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:14 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!