A 62 year old male presents with a 2 days history of severe nausea and dizziness. Wife reports that the patient had a seizure like episode earlier in the day. The patient has a background history of hypertension and GORD. He takes omeprazole and enalapril/HCTZ. Below are the patients biochemistry results:
Na 142mmol/l Mg 0.09 mmol/l
K 3.0mmol/l Corrected Ca 1.7 mmol/l
- What symptoms do patients present with who have hypomagnesemia?
- What are the likely causes of the biochemical abnormalities in this case?