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Can you be hypoglycemic if not diabetic? Keep geting really hungry and weak and shaky and anxious an need to eat something

Can you be hypoglycemic if not diabetic? Keep geting really hungry and weak and shaky and anxious an need to eat something

Family practice : You can become hypoglycemic and not be diabetic. Obtain an Insulin level. You need to eat frequent small meals. Increase protein and avoid carbohydrates. ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Can drinking coffee make you have anxiety due to all the caffeine, and make you feel dizzy? Like the jitters?

I have anxiety. Can drinking coffee make you have anxiety due to all the caffeine, and make you feel dizzy? Like the jitters?

Coffee and anxiety : Coffee contains caffeine, a direct stimulant of brain, heart, and muscle. Feeling anxious, "jittery", trembling, increased heart rate, and G.I. Upset may occur in people who are sensitive to caffeine, or who drink it in high amounts. Other beverages containing caffeine include cola, tea, and some "energy drinks" over the counter medications may also be caffeinated so read labels carefully. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy often and without warning. I keep myself well hydrated and do not have problems with the heat?

I feel dizzy often and without warning. I keep myself well hydrated and do not have problems with the heat?

Need an exam:: There are several possible causes for sudden dizziness in a young otherwise healthy person. Cardiac heart rhythm disturbances are a possible cause. Problems with the autonomic nervous system(Dysautonomia) can cause low BP and dizziness and fainting. Go to following websites for information http://bit.ly/1ELiavP http://bit.ly/1DnhWdz and http://bit.ly/17qibWZ See your physician ...Read more

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What can you do when you have run out of anti depressants and can't get some how Can you stop the yuck feeling of shaky and nauseous ?

What can you do when you have run out of anti depressants and can't get some how Can you stop the yuck feeling of shaky and nauseous 
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I don't know of: a quicky way to get around this. Please let your prescribing medical provider know & request a temporary refill until you can get in to be seen back. ...Read more

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I think I'm having weak erections.I was stressed for few weaks and also smoke.what can I do to make it better and stronger again?

I think I'm having weak erections.I was stressed for few weaks and also smoke.what can I do to make it better and stronger again?

Living healthy: As a good jumping off point, you'd be best served by trying to live healthy, as in stopping smoking, minimizing/stopping alcohol if you do drink, eating healthy, sleeping well, minimizing stress, but also try to avoid focusing on this issues, as thinking too much about this will only serve to make issues worse. If this doesn't help over the next several weeks seek an inperson evaluation. ...Read more

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Diabetics when you are weak and sweaty do you get in a bad mood and get real cranky ?

Diabetics when you are weak and sweaty do you get in a bad mood and get real cranky ?

Most likely: Most diabetics when weak and sweaty have low blood sugars and should drink oj or eat or take a glucose tablet and take their blood sugar reading. And yes they can get very cranked, crabby and be in a bad mood during these awful reactions. ...Read more

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Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) make you feel tired, shaky, sore like you just went to the gym for 10 hours straight, short of breath and mess with your stomach gastritis?

Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) make you feel tired, shaky, sore like you just went to the gym for 10 hours straight, short of breath and mess with your stomach gastritis?

Possibly: It can cause muscle aches and even something serious called rhabdomyolysis. You should see your doctor and have some bloodwork done, especially if you notice that your urine is dark. That can be a sign of muscle breakdown. Stop the Lipitor (atorvastatin) until you see your doc. ...Read more

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Can acid make u feel sick and make your gullet feel tight i also have a tof condition?

Can acid make u feel sick and make your gullet feel tight i also have a tof condition?

Unclear question: Do you mean when you take acidic food or drink? Many foods like orange juice are acidic but should not cause problems. Or are you concerned about acid reflux, which would need attention through more history, physical examination and may be imaging study. ...Read more

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Really bad depression and maybe a drinking problem I always get urges to drink feel empty without alcohol and only alcohol can fill up the emptiness ?

Really bad depression and maybe a drinking problem I always get urges to drink feel empty without alcohol and only alcohol can fill up the emptiness ?

Glad you realize : This is probably due to a mix of your life situation, your genetics, and some of the beliefs and habits you have built over your eighteen years. I think you already realize that this is the way to a miserable life, loss of all your good relationships, and early death. You need to see your physician now about medication and referral for likely CBT and a group of supportive people. Do it man, now. ...Read more

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I feel weak and miserable when I try to reduce my calorie intake, how can I make myself feel better and get used to better eating habit?

I feel weak and miserable when I try to reduce my calorie intake, how can I make myself feel better and get used to better eating habit?

Salad/salmon diet: Reduce the simple carbohydrates.Stop donuts,baked goods &white rice,pasta & potatoes. Add protein to your diet,especially breakfast- 1-2 eggs,yogurt etc may have carbs for lunch.Eat nuts,beens,flax seeds in salad. No big meal after 6PM Refer to drhoffman.com for details. ...Read more

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I am always feeling tired. I was born with an iron deficiency and weak immune system. What can I do go make myself more energetic?

I am always feeling tired. I was born with an iron deficiency and weak immune system. What can I do go make myself more energetic?

Many answers: If you were born with iron deficiency, this should have been corrected. However i suspect that your problem is not from iron deficiency which can be easily verified by blood tests. Thus you need to see a doctor such as a hematologist to find out what may be causing your anemia. Depression is a far more likely cause for your lack of energy but make sure that nothing else could be wrong. ...Read more

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Why would you feel faint and dizzy with a UTI and how can I avoid it?

Why would you feel faint and dizzy with a UTI and how can I avoid it?

Symptoms of systemic: Infections include the feelings you name. The fever and pain of infection can be intense and bodies do not feel good with an infection. Avoiding them is a great idea! hygiene, clothing. Diet, activity & medications can all play a role. Here's a good link: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1958794-overview they worked well for me and many women i know. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you feel sick a lot and have problems with diarrhea when you have type 2 diabetes?

Can you feel sick a lot and have problems with diarrhea when you have type 2 diabetes?

Sure: You can also have trouble eating if the nerves to your stomach are not working correctly. Go see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Douse antibiotics make you weak or sleepy because what i'm taking my antibiotics i feel very sleepy and weak i mean not we could have to go to the doc?

Douse antibiotics make you weak or sleepy because what i'm taking my antibiotics i feel very sleepy and weak i mean not we could have to go to the doc?

As above: Since antibiotic need a prescription, and prescription need a physician to write why in stead of asking question u do not attempt to see a physician of u choice for evaluation and treatment? ...Read more

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Can having anxiety make someone feel "high" and actually like it?

Can having anxiety make someone feel "high" and actually like it?

In a way - yes.: Some people thrive on feeling anxious because of the adrenaline surge. For some it improves performance. However, for many it is just a very unpleasant state. ...Read more

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If I have a lot of anxiety an tense all the time and streas can that mess with my blood sugars and make me feel hypo?

Yes: High levels of stress can cause many physical symptoms. Best to see your physician first for medical exam and then see a therapist if indicated. ...Read more

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After a big meal i feel weak and tired. Could this perhaps be a sign of diabetes?

After a big meal i feel weak and tired. Could this perhaps be a sign of diabetes?

Fatigue after meal: Fatigue after eating may be normal in some cases, such after an especially heavy meal. This can last from 30 minutes to a few hours. There may also be a relationship between fatigue after eating a low thyroid levels. Diabetes not as much so, although both diabetes and low thyroid conditions can cause symptoms of fatigue in general. ...Read more

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Week ago,Dehydrated due to exercise&had excess thirst.Diabetes/insipidus -ve.Have to drink water regularly else feel weak.Dehydration stays this long?

Week ago,Dehydrated due to exercise&had excess thirst.Diabetes/insipidus -ve.Have to drink water regularly else feel weak.Dehydration stays this long?

No: No, regular "dehydration" would respond quickly to rehydration. You might want a follow up appointment to make sure your renal function is ok, to make sure there were no other sequels of the event you are describing. ...Read more

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Feel weak and shaky 2 hours after eating a sugary snack, hypoglycemia? Tested negative for diabetes and thyroid problems, not obese either

Feel weak and shaky 2 hours after eating a sugary snack, hypoglycemia? Tested negative for diabetes and thyroid problems, not obese either

Good diagnosis!: Many people will have hypoglycemia about 2 hours after a sugary snack especially a liquid sugar and if consumed on an empty stomach. Symptoms are exactly as you described with jitteriness, lightheadedness, and feeling like you need more sugar. Of course, best to avoid. Especially if driving. ...Read more

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How can alcohol affect diabetes?

Alcohol adds: Calories to your intake and can increase weight. Alcohol without food can lead to low blood sugar. Alcohol can interact adversely with many medications. Alcohol can diminish your judgement and prevent you from following your diabetes care plan with compliance. Alcohol in excess can poison your liver and pancreas. ...Read more

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How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

No significant : Interaction we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more

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How will i know what does alcohol/smoking do to someone with diabetes?

How will i know what does alcohol/smoking do to someone with diabetes?

Both are toxins: And will worsen the risks of diabetes and accelerate diabetes complications. Both, however, are controllable and avoidable. ...Read more

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How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

Okay in moderation: It is important to know that alcohol has no proven cardiovascular benefits. The french study that shows benefit with daily 2 oz of wine was biased by the fact that persons using wine, not beer, were better off financially i.e. Took meds, saw docs, had insurance. Note, neither grape juice, used in wine, and other alcohols have no benefit for heart. Remember, the french benefit from selling wine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to drink alcohol if I have diabetes?

Is it possible to drink alcohol if I have diabetes?

How much, how often: An occasional drink is generally not harmful to most diabetics, but it depends on how "brittle" their diabetes is. In people who are not well controlled, alcohol will worsen that control. Safe drinking limits in men (2 standard drinks/day) and women and older men (1 drink/day) are not recommended in people with diabetes. You should talk to your doctor, who knows your situation, to get advice. ...Read more

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I have a diabetes, and i just can't leave taking alcohol atleast twice a week. How can I control my diabetes?

I have a diabetes, and i just can't leave taking alcohol atleast twice a week. How can I control my diabetes?

Self control: Hi! if you have diabetes, drinking alcohol or soda is just adding extra sugar into your system. It will complicate the ability to control your diabetes. If you are drinking twice a week, i would encourage you to reduce it to once a week then discontinue completely. If you drink with friends or family, ask them to support your effort to stop drinking to save your body from diabetic complication. ...Read more

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Does sugar alcohols affect diabetes ?

Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read more

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What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

Moderate OK: It is ok to drink moderately if you have diabetes, but remember alcohol has calories and needs to be considered as part of your dietary intake. Also, alcohol without food can lead to low glucose later. Rarely, alcohol can interact with some medications. ...Read more

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How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e.G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can patients with diabetes mellitus consume alcohol?

Can patients with diabetes mellitus consume alcohol?

Yes, in moderation: we recommend no more than 1 daily, but with food ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes i'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes i'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

Concerns: About ketone overproduction leading to acidosis with alcohol consumption exist. Drunkeness can lead to impaired consciousness and you made not detect a low blood sugar which can lead to death. Be careful and aware of your condition. ...Read more

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How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

How does a high blood alcohol content impact diabetes?

Alcohol = calories: 1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories . Check NIH Alcohol calorie calculator http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Tools/Calculators/Calorie-Calculator.aspx ...Read more

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Can a person who has diabetes mellitus have alcohol levels in their blood, even though they don't drink?

Can a person who has diabetes mellitus have alcohol levels in their blood, even though they don't drink?

No.: The only thing that will cause measurable levels of ethanol in the blood is consuming ethanol (alcohol found in beer, wine & liquor/mixed drinks). ...Read more

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My friend has diabetes n ashma n her blood it's thick. She smokes a fair bit n drinks alcohol. She complaints of fast n slow heart beats. Is this bad?

My friend has diabetes n ashma n her blood it's thick. She smokes a fair bit n drinks alcohol.  She complaints of fast n slow heart beats. Is this bad?

Unhealthy Female: In medicine we do not use the words "bad" or "good".. Your friend is very very unhealthy and her life is going to end at a point that is much shorter than it would if she made some drastic life style changes. ...Read more