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is hypoglycemia hereditary

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
64 years experience Diabetology
Perhaps: There are several different causes of hypoglycemia. Some causes are medical or drug induced and would not be hereditary. One form called reactive hy ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Glueck
57 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Rarely: Rarely hereditary. Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia which can produce hypoglycemia is often hereditary.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Only rarely so.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Are you on insulin?: Hi. Unless you take insulin or have a vanishingly rare genetic syndrome, your "hypoglycemia" is not real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. Unfo ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Rare: If you are 35 and carry this diagnosis I would only guess that you probably can tolerate small amounts of natural fructose and you should know that am ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
64 years experience Diabetology
Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. It may be an isolated incident related to not enough food intake or a metabolic problem related to bad glucose me ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
Low blood sugar: if you have symptoms with this, should see your doc...all depends on many factors...how low, how often, when it occurs, type of diet, fam hx, etc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: Most web sites will list the many many causes of hypoglycemia that can occur when you fast and after eating. If you suspect you have "hypoglycemia" se ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Hypoglycemia just means low blood sugar. It can be fixed by giving sugar by vein or a food/drink with sugar in it. It is seen mostly in diabetics who ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Extremely: Because it is caused by chronic ingestgion of sugar.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things i found that make it worse are: 1. Eating sugar 2. Not eating often enough ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is usually caused by medications, either Insulin or oral medications that are prescribed for diabetes. Rarely hypoglycemia is caused by ... Read More
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