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Can Antibiotics Cause Hypoglycemia
Multiple causes: The most common cause of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) is use of diabetes drugs (such as Insulin or sulfonylureas). There are also many other forms of hypoglycemia: due to organ underfunctioning (adrenal, pituitary, heart, liver, kidney, thyroid), other drugs (beta blockers, salicylates, etc), tumors (insulin- and non-insulin secreting), post-meal (dumping syndrome, reactive), among others.... ...Read more
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbalances including candidiasis, magnesium deficiency ; adrenal fatigue which in turn can contribute to hypoglycemia. See http://lymebytes. Blogspot. Com/2010/07/low-blood-sugar-in-lyme-disease. Html. ...Read more
Transitional event: The newborn must switch from a constant supply of sugar from mothers placental blood, to deriving that sugar from stored reserves or eating. Babies make their own insulin starting as a fetus and put away the sugar at a constant rate. If the supply drops, the insulin continues to put it away and hypoglycemia occurs. It can be natural and transient, caused by poor reserves, maternal diabetes, and others ...Read more
Rare, but yes: 0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia. Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery. ...Read more
Number of conditions:
Ingestion of alcohol and blood sugar lowering drugs are fairly common causes. Accidental or intentional overdose of tylenol (acetaminophen) is another well known cause. Other unusual or rare conditions include
ketotic hypoglycemia and metabolic diseases involving gluconeogenesis. ...Read more
1. Reactive - happens within a few hours of eating a meal
2. Fasting - which may be associated with disease ...Read more
Not Eating: Hypoglycemia means low blood glucose (sugar). It happens when you have not eaten for awhile or in diabetics who have taken too much insulin. Food gives your body energy. Energy comes from glucose in food. When you haven't eaten, your glucose levels drop & you no longer have energy for your body to work properly. Your brain always needs glucose to function & you can get migraines if do not have it. ...Read more
Low glc not insulin: Dieting & heavy exercise can cause low glucose (glc) if u deplete the stores of energy in ur liver & fat cells. However, u shd b hypOinsulinemia after exercise; if anything insulin levels decrease after exercise, sparing ur pancreas, by tracking the glucose levels. This leaves enuf glc for the brain. So hypoglycemia and hypOinsulinemia r the norm. ...Read more
Since insulin: Lowers blood sugar, there will always be the potential for hypoglycemia whenever Insulin is administered, even if by a mechanical mechanism such as a pump. It's hard to make a protein that thinks and can turn itself off and on when it has no brain, sensor, nervous system etc. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia is a situation in which the blood sugar drops to a suboptimal level to sustain metabolism. The brain is one of the organs whose function solely depends on blood sugar. Hence you will be disoriented confused or hallucinate with hypoglycemia. The body has an inbuilt mechanism to combat this in a health individual.
Set-up a consult to find out why you have hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Please help! What is the cause of recurent hypoglycemia for the first time in the same day in non diabetic patient?
Define: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? There are rare familial syndromes where pancreatic tumors can occur that cause pathologic hypoglycemia. See an endocrinologist if indicated. ...Read more
If I had hereditary fructose intolerance how much fructose would I need to consume to cause sudden hypoglycemia. Would a very small amount cause sympt?
Rare: If you are 35 and carry this diagnosis I would only guess that you probably can tolerate small amounts of natural fructose and you should know that amount by now. If this is only a possibility would recommend abstaining from concentrated sugar foods, given your history of hypoglycemia. Talk to your doctor before challenging yourself with large amounts of sugar containing products. ...Read more
I don't have diabetes but I get all the symptoms of hypoglycemia few times a week, when I eat something sweet the symptoms go away, what causes this?
The paradox is: Eating something sweet is the cause. It is true that eating something sweet will reverse the symptoms, but you set yourself up for another incident of a similar nature. When you get the hypoglycemia, eat some protein and get rid of all the sweet stuff that you are ingesting, including sweeteners. ...Read more
It should not: When your pancreas and liver are functioning properly, fasting should not cause hypoglycemia. If fasting causes hypoglycemia in you, you should be seen by your endocrinologist for further evaluation. Frequently we find there wasn't true hypoglycemia and something else was happening. ...Read more
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