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can sugar actually lower serotonin levels?

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Dr. Manan Shah
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Not usually: Not usually, however it is possible that low serotonin can cause depression which can then cause the sugar or carbohydrate craving. A supplement called chromium picolinate may be helpful to some people for this symptom.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the warning signs or symptoms that my blood sugars are too high?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Multiple: There are many signs symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst, urinating frequently, weight loss, weakness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and others.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the warning signs or symptoms that my blood sugars are too low?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Several: You start to feel weak, fatigued , confused, you have trouble concentrating and when really low you sweat, your tongue gets thickand others might think you are drunk as your balance would be off too. The last step is passing out.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Does sugar cause diabetes?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin.
A 30-year-old female asked:

For bout 5mths I've been getting shaky and sweaty. I've chckd my sugar & its low but no lower than usual. What should I do? I feel fine after I eat

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Other disorders can cause shakiness and sweating. A primary care doctor can do a thorough evaluation to see where the problem might be. If needed, specialists can help. Possible causes include blood sugar problems, Insulin imbalances, thyroid issues, other hormone problems, certain infections, blood disorders, some tumors, some cancers, medication effects, etc...
A 26-year-old male asked:

Does lack of sugar damage your body.?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, eat other things: People do not need to eat sugar. The lack of sugar does not harm the body. The body makes sugar from starches and other foods that people eat.

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