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A 43-year-old female asked:

I didn't eat all day and my blood sugar was 60 with a glucose meter and my heartrate was 153bpm. could low blood sugar cause the heartrate to rise?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Of course it can: yes, low BS will activate the sympathetic nervous system and part of that activation is increased heart rate (in some individuals, not all).

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Last updated Apr 6, 2016

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