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Doctor insights on: I Am Often Confused With Hypoglycemia And Hyperglycemia What Is The Difference

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more


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What is the correlation between hypothyroidism and hypoglycemia because I have both ?

What is the correlation between hypothyroidism and hypoglycemia because I have both ?

Both: To my knowledge as an Endocrinologist I don't recognize any link between your two medical complaints. Hopefully you are seeing an Endocrinologist on referral from your primary doctor. If not, please have your doctor refer you ASAP. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is being hungry, dizzy, and shaky a sign of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia more: likely. It is not prudent to rely on these symptoms alone. You may wish to get your blood sugar testes when these symptoms occur. Hand held analyzers available in drug stores will do the job. ...Read more

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What is the connection between UTI and confusion? Because 90%of patient I have come across with UTI has signs of confusion too.. Thank you.

What is the connection between UTI and confusion? Because 90%of patient I have come across with UTI has signs of confusion too.. Thank you.

Uti,sepsis: If uti leads to blood stream infection called sepsis it can lead to confusion especially in elderly. Some times infections like utis can lead to high blood sugars in diabetics and it can also give rise to confusion. Some pain medications used to treat bladder spasms can also lead to confusion in older patients ...Read more

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I just wanna ask what is the prevention of having hyperglycemia to a patient with diabetes mellitus?

I just wanna ask what is the prevention of having hyperglycemia to a patient with diabetes mellitus?

Diet, exercise, meds: Routine exercise, maintaining a healthy diabetic diet and adherence with medications. Also see an endocrinologist if diabetes is not well controlled. ...Read more

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I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks

I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks

Depends: Simple anemia....low hemoglobin can cause tachycardia. Marginal high calcium has no effect. Very high, may need parathyroid evaluation....that may relate to tachycardia also. ...Read more

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How do I distinguish the symptoms of hypoglycemia&being on phentermine.Idk if my sugar is to low or if im just jittery&sickfeeling from my phentermine?

How do I distinguish the symptoms of hypoglycemia&being on phentermine.Idk if my sugar is to low or if im just jittery&sickfeeling from my phentermine?

Check blood sugar: By checking your blood sugar at the time you develop your symptoms you will be able to determine if your symptoms are due to hypoglycemia. Phentermine can definitely cause the above mentioned symptoms and you should talk to your doctor about when to stop taking it. ...Read more

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I would like to know what is the difference between hypertenive and type 2 hypertension?

I would like to know what is the difference between hypertenive and type 2 hypertension?

Hypertension stages: Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) is usually classified in stages (not types), but perhaps this will answer your question. Stage 1 hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure between 140 and 159 or diastolic pressure between 90 and 99. In Stage 2 hypertension, systolic pressure is 160 or higher or diastolic pressure is 100 or higher. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the clinical definition of poor control of diabetes. what is the criteria. For example generally if I were to be feeling like?

Can you please tell me the clinical definition of poor control of diabetes.  what is the criteria.  For example generally if I were to be feeling like?

Uncontrolled DM: It is not just how you feel is it what the serum markers show. HgbA1c> 7.0, represents uncontrolled diabetes. Some may feel ok but will eventually progress, others may have retinopathy, neuropathy, erectile dysfunction, dizziness, confusion,cardiac dx, and episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis or hyper non ketotic osmolar state. To minimize complications work w/ your MD to control diabetes near norma ...Read more

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Three is much confusion b/t the dx'd of pots and ans disorders which i know are not one and the same. Can you please clarify?

Three is much confusion b/t the dx'd of pots and ans disorders which i know are not one and the same. Can you please clarify?

No confusion: Pots is a specific form of ANS disorder manifesting in a constellation of symptoms and by abnormal postural heart rate changes. The confusion lies in the underlying cause. Recently I have found chronic mycoplasma infection in several of my pots patients. ...Read more

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How can i know if glucose in blood is low or high without test??any difference between the symtoms of both

How can i know if glucose in blood is low or high without test??any difference between the symtoms of both

Low blood sugar: Cause jitteriness, severe anxiety, sweating, passing out, weakness, nausea vomiting, palpitations, and pallor. High blood sugar may not give any symptoms at all, or it may cause lethargy, altered mental status, speech problems, disorientation, abdominal pain and nausea vomiting as well. The best way to recognize diabetes is to get a urine glucose and fasting blood glucose level. ...Read more

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I get a lot of migraines..is it normal for someone 17 y/o? Also how can I treat them and what are causes? What is normal and what isn't normal?

I get a lot of migraines..is it normal for someone 17 y/o? Also how can I treat them and what are causes? What is normal and what isn't normal?

Normal ?: Migraines can occur at any age. Some people are normally predisposed to having migraines due to genes. Migraines may respond to treatment with OTC medications like ibuprofen or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) especially if the person lays still in a quiet, darkened room, and relaxes. For more information about migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Is it normal to get kind of sleepy after big meals? This is happening to me more often, but I'm concerned because my mom has type II diabetes.

Is it normal to get kind of sleepy after big meals? This is happening to me more often, but I'm concerned because my mom has type II diabetes.

Definately normal : After a big meal all the blood goes to your stomach so it's normal to feel a little tired...also depending on what you eat you may tend to feel more or less tired. Typically a diet high in fats and carbohydrates takes a little more energy to digest so you may tend to feel more tired. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mild prostatomegaly with prominent median lobe, what is my conditon now what is treatment and diet?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mild prostatomegaly with prominent median lobe, what is my conditon now what is treatment and diet?

See remark: If your urologist did an exam-CYSTOSCOPY-he found an enlargement of the middle part of the prostate.If this is so,one encounters some trouble voiding (urination) You are relatively young man for that to occur.Did you have an infection which may temporarily puffs the gland. Did he recommend treatment ,medication ? Elaborate more so one can better help ...Read more

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Dear sir, how do I should know the symptoms of low cortisol. Because it has same symptoms with hypothyroidism, which I have ?

Dear sir, how do I should know the symptoms of low cortisol. Because it has same symptoms with hypothyroidism, which I have ?

Not the same symptom: Hypothyroidism causes weight gain, swelling, cold intolerance, constipation. Adrenal insufficiency causes weight loss, weakness, dizziness when standing, nausea, loss of appetite. There is actually relatively little overlap in symptoms between the two disorders. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of a TSH level of 11.34? I know I have hypothyroidism but will this give me heart problems?

What is the meaning of a TSH level of 11.34? I know I have hypothyroidism but will this give me heart problems?

See details: It means that your thyroid is underactive or your replacement dose of thyroid hormone is too low. Severe hypothyroidism can cause heart problems if not treated. ...Read more

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What is addison's disease and is something you can get or born with? I am experiencing major symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

What is addison's disease and is something you can get or born with? I am experiencing major symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

Addison Disease: Is an endocrine disease where adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones, leading to abdominal pain, weakness, low blood pressure, fever, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood changes, GI symptoms, & cravings for salt. Cause can be poor development of adrenal glands, impaired steroid production, or destruction of adrenal glands such as by infection or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is difference in tendonitis and tendenosis? I am told there is a difference and treatment for one can make the other worse.

What is difference in tendonitis and tendenosis? I am told there is a difference and treatment for one can make the other worse.

Tendons: Tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of a tendon - cords holding muscle to the bone- that often occurs from a strain or overuse injury. It repsonds to antiinflammatory meds ; decreased use. Tendinosis is degeneration of the tendon causing it not to function well that can occur as a result of an old injury. Treatment is ice and physical therapy. ...Read more

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To clarify I have neuropahy tingling pain in my feet and fingertips which i understand is being caused by my type 2 diabetes. What is the best remedy?

To clarify I have neuropahy tingling pain in my feet and fingertips which i understand is being caused by my type 2 diabetes. What is the best remedy?

Great sugar control: And i recommend benfotiamine 600mg daily and lipoic acid 600 mg daily, both together proven in medical literature to protect damage to nerves from high sugars, and with good sugars can prevent further damage and heal injured nerves. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Confusion (Definition)

Confusion = bewilderment. Term is ...Read more