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What are the warning signs or symptoms of anemia and low blood sugar?

What are the warning signs or symptoms of 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 ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

No hypoglycemia: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist. Besides, how do you low what low blood sugar feels like? Take some deep breaths and talk w/your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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What are low blood sugar symptoms?

What are low blood sugar symptoms?

Hypoglycemia: Blurry vision
rapid heartbeat
sudden mood changes
sudden nervousness
unexplained fatigue
pale skin
headache
hunger
shaking
sweating
difficulty sleeping
skin tingling
trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
loss of consciousness ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

Shaky: When your sugar is low, you can feel lightheaded, shaky and sweaty. ...Read more

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What should you do for low blood sugar?

What should you do for low blood sugar?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have low blood sugar?

What should I do if I have low blood sugar?

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. ...Read more

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What happen if someone get low blood sugar?

What happen if someone get low blood sugar?

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. ...Read more

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What to do for low blood sugar if on a hike?

What to do for low blood sugar if on a hike?

Sugar: Keep some candy, sugar, fruit juice or other sweet stuff with you. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have low blood sugar?

What can happen if you have low blood sugar?

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. ...Read more

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How couldyou tell if you have low blood sugar?

How couldyou tell if you have low blood sugar?

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. ...Read more

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What should you eat if you have low blood sugar?

What should you eat if you have low blood sugar?

Sugar: Sugar, glucose, candy, fruit juice or other sugary food or drink will help. ...Read more

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What do you do if you might have low blood sugar?

What do you do if you might have low blood sugar?

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. ...Read more

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I would like information on hypos/low blood sugar?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having really low blood sugar?

What are the symptoms of having really low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar can cause confusion, headache, dizziness and finally fainting. In addition, there could also be shivering, tremors or even seizures. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

Blood test.: To make the diagnosis of low blood sugar a blood glucose test is required. Preferably at the time of any symptoms. ...Read more

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Hangovers and low blood sugar, why does it happen?

Hangovers and low blood sugar, why does it happen?

Hangovers: Are withdrawl from excess alcohol intake. Coupled with alterations in metabolism secondary to the alcohol, changes due to the toxins in alcohol, and often some element of dehydration. Alcohol can uncommonly cause hypoglycemia if taken even in moderation followed by a long period without food. ...Read more

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Why am I having low blood sugar signs but I'm not diabetic?

Why am I having low blood sugar signs but I'm not diabetic?

Not specific: Hi. What you're calling "low blood sugar signs" are not specific. The only common hypoglycemia occurs in diabetics taking drugs that can cause hypoglycemia. True (pathological) hypoglycemia in people not on these drugs is rare as hens' teeth. So, you're probably attributing symptoms to "low blood sugar" that have nothing to do with your actual blood sugar. It was a common self diagnosis 20 yrs ago ...Read more

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I keep on having low blood sugar 58 but my dr said that I'm not diabetic what is going on?

Low blood sugar: Low blood sugar is not an indication for diabetes. Many other conditions can cause low blood sugar. Several labs need to be done to determine the reason your blood sugar goes low. Other historical information is helpful. When is it low? Same time every day? A few times a week randomly. These can help determine what is causing the problem. ...Read more

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Is low blood sugar genetic?

Sometimes.: This is often a complication of diabetes therapy, and blood glucose management, but certain tumors, like insulinomas, among others, can cause this, and many of those patients have a family history of those tumors. Some others also have naturally low blood sugar, and that can be due to genetics. Congenital hyperinsulinism might be such a case, as might inborn errors of carbohydrate metabolism. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood sugar in diabetics?

What is the cause of low blood sugar in diabetics?

Several: The inherently elevated Insulin levels of Insulin resistance may promote a reactive hypoglycemia following a high carb snack or meal, particularly if devoid of significant protein. Otherwise, treatment with Insulin and oral medication like sulfonylurea receptor agents are known for causing hypoglycemia also by increasing Insulin levels. ...Read more

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Does heroin cause low blood sugar diabetics?

Generally not: But if you do not eat and take medication as prescribed, both high and low sugars are possible. Why not seek help with your heroin drug problem before you destroy your body and your life? ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more