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A 33-year-old female asked:

What is the most common cause of hypoglycemia in non diabetic adults?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Illness/Malnutrition: Among the causes are excessive Insulin produced in the body (hyperinsulinemia), inborn errors of metabolism, medications and poisons, alcohol, hormone deficiencies, prolonged starvation, alterations of metabolism associated with infection, and organ failure. Please see a doctor as it is a dangerous condition.

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A 25-year-old male asked:

How common is fainting from non-diabetic/reactive hypoglycemia?

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Fainting?: not so much. Feeling like fainting is much more common. Happens. The physiology of it is in people who are becoming diabetic, they are not sensitive to insulin and the insulin regulation is off. The first thing is that with less sensitivity to it, the amount of insulin secreted goes sky high. Then, if there isn't enough sugar... reactive hypOglycemia and feeling empty.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can Non-Diabetic Reactive Hypoglycemia progress to fainting? How common?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Yes: Severe hypoglycemia irrespective of the etiology can lead fainting, seizure and death
Westfield, IN
A 25-year-old male asked:

Could hypoglycemia cause depersonalization/feeling deam like? Non-Diabetic, no other symptoms.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
May be: You may consult this site for symptoms of hypoglycemia. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypoglycemia/basics/symptoms/con-20021103 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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