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Anemia And Low Blood Sugar
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.
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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?
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. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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