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Anemia And Low Blood Sugar
Symptoms: Hi SOh, Signs of anemia may depend on what type of anemia. Blood loss, B12, folic acid deficiency. Usually are tired, may have numbness in extremities. Again it depends on type of anemia. Low blood sugar less than 60 mg/dl symptoms maybe dizziness, sweating, loss of mental focus. Warnings signs are telling you something is not right. Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvania
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
Felt like I had low blood sugar but checked it was 5.6. I'm not overweight, had most bloods checked thyroid, anemia vitamins etc get frequent?
Feeling shaky for hours. Like when blood sugar is low only I've eaten plenty. I have a history of anemia could this cause it?
Anemia? Thyroid?: Blood sugar? Lots of possibilities. Please see your doc. He/she will provide answers and possible treatment to keep you healthy. Peace and good health.
I have exhaustion due to unknown causes. Anemia, thyroid problems and blood sugar issues have been ruled out by tests. What else could it be?
What could cause both chronic iron defient anemia and chron hypoglycemia in an 11 yr old boy? No blood loss. Good and balanced diet. No diabetes.
Nutrition: Has hypoglycemia been confirmed in a lab? Symptoms are non-specific and may be associated with other things which can also cause vasovagal reactions. Iron deficiency is most often nutritional in nature and responds well to iron supplementation. His primary doctor should be able to treat it.See 1 more doctor answer
4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin.See 1 more doctor answer
Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall in your blood sugar and the cause of the fall (such as excess Insulin after a large meal) need to be addressed. Light headed, shaky, sweaty, anxious are some symptoms. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. A diabetic diet, low glycemic index, will help both high and low blood sugars.
Define: Hi. Please define low blood sugar. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. That's far more common than having true pathologic hypoglycemia.
Depends on how low: When sugar first starts to drop people can have sx of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating, palpitations. If bs drops extremely low it can lead to syncope/coma or seizures. First thing if suspected is to check the blood sugar as not everyone will get symptoms especially if they have history of frequent lows.
Meter or lab test: There are common symptoms that people with low blood sugar may experience, including sweats, shaking, heart pounding, vision changes, headaches, nausea or hunger, and weakness/lightheadedness. The only way to know that a low sugar is causing them, however, is to check with a glucose meter, or a lab test at a doctor's office.
First check BS: First check the bs, then if low drink 4 oz of juice or regular pop. If not available, eat 1-2 pieces of hard candy or take 2 glucose tabs. Then recheck bs in 15 min to see if improved, if not repeat steps above until bs comes up.
Are you on insulin?: Hi. I'll proceed assuming you're a diabetic on insulin. Tight control of diabetes (often with insulin, which includes ALL type 1's) is highly advised, but carries with it a real risk of hypoglycemia (lowBG). Frequent BG monitoring (meter or continuous glucose monitor) is essential. If conscious, treat lowBG with oral sugar source; if unconscious, give glucagon shot or call paramedics.
Lab test: Please see your medical provider who can order a fasting blood sugar.