In asthma, the smooth muscles around the airways can become hyper-reactive. The prescription medications Singulair, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>advair</span>
, and Serevent all work, in part, by dilating the smooth muscles around the airways. However, all of these medications
are associated with a host of serious side effects. Magnesium, however, can result in the dilation of the smooth muscles around the airways with no serious adverse effects and much less cost
. The most serious adverse effect with magnesium is diarrhea.