E61.2: Magnesium deficiency

You have been found to have a magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium is important for muscles and nerves to be able to work properly. If you have a magnesium deficiency, you may get muscle cramps. You may also feel irritable or sadder than usual. Sometimes you will feel dizzy. You may also feel an unpleasant tingling in your hands and feet. Sometimes the heart beats irregularly or too fast.

A magnesium deficiency can occur if you do not absorb enough magnesium in your food. Magnesium is most notably contained in green vegetables, nuts and grain products. But sometimes the intestines also cannot properly absorb the magnesium from food. You may also pass too much magnesium in your urine. If you are pregnant, your body will need more magnesium than usual.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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