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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can hypoglycemia be caused by fatty liver as i was diagnosed with it 2 months ago. since past few weeks, i get extremely week and lethargic to the point of almost fainting when i skip a meal and it never happened before? am i serious? thanks

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Lo sugar/ fatty live: Fatty liver is linked to metabolic syndrome/ insulin resistance which is associated with hypoglycemia . Insulin dysregulation can ultimately lead to diabetes. Ascertain that the blood sugar is low with a glucometer and checking when feeling ill. Carry sugar pills/ candy on you. Weight loss/exercise helps f/u w/doc http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0303720715000945
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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
HYPOGLYCEMIA : Yes: Hypoglycemia and hypotension are associated with fatty liver and obesity. It is important to Moniter your glucose. I recommend small frequent meals a gluten free diet. Wholeapproach.com. You also need Gi follow up and discuss treatment options.
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Last updated Dec 22, 2015

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