Introduction. Magnesium and Inflammation. Magnesium and Electrolyte Regulator. Section Organized by Erine Kupetsky.
Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral required by humans and plays an important role in multiple biochemical processes. Deficiencies can lead to a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension. This book explores the many uses of Mg and its applications in clinical medicine. Chapters present information on the history of Mg; dosage and available compounds; pharmacology, bioavailability, and absorption; FDA recommendations; foods and supplements containing Mg; Mg and inflammation; and Mg as an electrolyte regulator.
- Presents information on the impacts magnesium has on various aspects of health conditions and disease prevention
- Contains clinical trial results, meta-analyses, and case studies describing how magnesium works to reduce comorbidity
- Describes magnesium usage in treating and managing several conditions, including asthma, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, insomnia, obesity, and sickle cell disease
- Provides information on measuring blood magnesium, hyper and hypomagnesaemia, and magnesium-drug interactions
- Features information on magnesium as an electrolyte regulator and its effectiveness on atrial fibrillation, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, and hypothermia
Erine A. Kupetsky, D.O.
Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Kupetsky completed her B.A. at Rutgers-NJIT and medical school in Rowan-SOM. She completed a family medicine residency at St. Joseph's hospital in Philadelphia, a Masters in Pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University, and a Dermatopharmacology Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. It was her time doing research at Thomas Jefferson University that her interest in the clinical applications for magnesium in medicine began. She wanted to use her knowledge of a whole-patient approach to medicine and love of dermatology to help patients who had Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum, a disease that causes ectopic calcification and can be potentially treated with magnesium supplementation. After this research, Dr. Kupetsky completed her dermatology residency in Ohio in 2016 and has worked as an employee for a large dermatology company about two years before deciding to start her own private practice.