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Can high blood sugar cause muscle pain?

Can high blood sugar cause muscle pain?

Indirectly: Prolonged exposure to high blood glucose can mostly cause nerve damage. One type is peripheral neuropathy which can cause numbness and tingling (painful), another is focal neuropathy which affects specific nerves. There are other types as well. Patients with high blood sugar also are at increased risk of developing tendonitis/bursitis/joint pain. These could indirectly cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can high blood cholesterol or high blood tryglicerid lead to joint pain?

Can high blood cholesterol or high blood tryglicerid lead to joint pain?

Possibly: High triglycerides are caused by high carbohydrate load in the body that causes inflammation in various parts of the body. Reducing carbohydrates (grains, lentils, milk products, potatoes), getting sunshine daily at noon should help improve your joint pain. Consume flesh food, healthy fats, avocados, vegetables to stay fit. For more, see: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar lead to constant headaches?

Can low blood sugar lead to constant headaches?

Yes : Very low blood glucose level can lead to headaches. The reason for such low levels should be tested. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can a pulled chest muscle cause high blood pressure?

Can a pulled chest muscle cause high blood pressure?

Chest pain: Pulled chest muscle would not cause chronic hypertension. ...Read more

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Can taking creatine can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps?

Can taking creatine can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps?

Yes: Creatine can be an effective part of an aggressive strength training program, but you have to use it carefully. You don't simply take it and wait to get stronger, you have to put in the extra work that it allows you to do. The biggest mistake people make with creatine is to not hydrate properly and when they don't - cramps and kidney failure can occur. ...Read more

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Can taking lisinopril/hctz for high blood pressure cause muscle acheiness?

Can taking lisinopril/hctz for high blood pressure cause muscle acheiness?

Possible: That is not a typical symptom of that drug combo but i suppose it could happen if you became volume depleted or dehydrated. Make sure you are not taking a statin medication for cholesterol which is more likely to cause those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause high blood pressure?

Costochonditis : Yes if the pain is severe enough. Typically it should not. Does your blood pressure normalize when you have no pain? If not you should have your BP evaluated. Also are you sure your pain is only from costochondritis? ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Both: Both can cause both, buts its good medicne to exclude organic causes first before you blame your hypertension on anxiety. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure and arm pain?

What can cause low blood pressure and arm pain?

Multiple cause: Low BP can be caused by blood loss, anemia, vasodilatation, drug reaction or allergy, anaphylactic shock, infection, sepsis. Not sure how to relate to arm pain. ...Read more

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Will low blood pressure cause restlessness?

Will low blood pressure cause restlessness?

NO: Low blood pressure causes no symptoms until it reaches a critical level - then it causes dizziness. If it continues to drop, it causes nausea and then, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Can having low or high blood sugar level cause dizziness and falls?

Can having low or high blood sugar level cause dizziness and falls?

Yes.: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) both affect mental status, and can affect balance. You could certainly attribute dizziness or falls to extreme low or high blood sugar. However there are multiple other causes too (heart problems, anemia, etc) so you need to discuss this with your doctor to make sure something important isn't missed. ...Read more

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Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause a of blood pressure (very rare). Not recommended to patients with HTN history. ...Read more

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What can cause similar symptoms to low blood sugar other than low blood sugar?

What can cause similar symptoms to low blood sugar other than low blood sugar?

Anything: Since hypoglycemia is usually associated with anxiety, any disorder that has an anxiety component would cause similar symptoms. For example, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder,Anxious Depression, etc. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar in a type 2 diabetic cause severe abdominal pain?

Can high blood sugar in a type 2 diabetic cause severe abdominal pain?

Consult your doctor: Severe abdominal pain always requires immediatw investigation. Ignoring it can lead to serious complications. While it not always reflects serious underlying problems, ignoring it can be very serious since it could be a sign of appendicitis, or other serious intrabdominal problems. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause muscle pain?

Indirectly: Prolonged exposure to high blood glucose can mostly cause nerve damage. One type is peripheral neuropathy which can cause numbness and tingling (painful), another is focal neuropathy which affects specific nerves. There are other types as well. Patients with high blood sugar also are at increased risk of developing tendonitis/bursitis/joint pain. These could indirectly cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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Would high blood sugar make your muscles stiff?

Would high blood sugar make your muscles stiff?

Stiff muscles: And cramps are most likely do to excess levels of lactic acid, from anaerobic (non-oxygen) dependent metabolism. Diabetes results in inadequate sugar transport intracellualrly if proper transport does not result from lack of insulin. So, it's not the blood sugar itself, but the intracellular blood sugar that allows for aerobic metabolism. ...Read more

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Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Unlikely: All the things you suggest as causes are a) unlikely to be the cause of loss of height, and b) extremely unlikely to be caused by psych meds. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Diabetes: High blood sugar is the result ; not cause of diabetes. The cause of diabetes is Insulin whether absent in type1; deficient or resistance in type2 or gestational. Some risk factors like sugary drinks, obesity, age, stress, infection or dawn phenomenon predispose a person to diabetes. Hope it helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood sugar cause miscarriage?

What to do if I have high blood sugar cause miscarriage?

Control sugar level: Before you even get pregnant, you must have good control of your diabetes. Uncontrolled Diabetes is associated with increased birth defects and a high risk pregnancy with increased miscarriages and other risks. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Will my high blood sugar cause eczema rashes?

Will my high blood sugar cause eczema rashes?

No: However, if your blood sugars are high enough and you become dehydrated, the dry skin could exacerbate your eczema. To my knowledge there is no direct correlation between high blood sugars and eczema alone. ...Read more

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How do high blood sugar cause potassium depletion?

How do high blood sugar cause potassium depletion?

Sugar and potassium: Insulin is required for potassium (k) to enter the cells along with glucose (g). If one has high g levels, there is a shortage of effective insulin. K stays in the blood, out of the cells, and it is eliminated in the urine, by an osmotic diuresis due to the high g level. Once g levels are controlled, with insulin, both g and k go into the cells of the body and the osmotic diuresis is ended. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp. ...Read more

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Does high blood sugar cause your heart rate to be low?

Does high blood sugar cause your heart rate to be low?

Usually it's fast: Usually, if it would cause anything it would be fast heart beat, if very high and associated with diabetic ketoacidosis (dka), but if it's severe, especially at the level of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome (hhs) then it can be associated with slow heart beat - but then you'd be severely ill with a reduced level of consciousness. ...Read more

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Can having high blood sugar cause eye floaters?

Can having high blood sugar cause eye floaters?

Possibly: Floaters are usually a natural condition that occurs as the gel that fills the back of the eye forms cracks over time. High blood sugar can lead to damage, abnormal blood vessel growth, and breaks in the small blood vessels in the back of the eye, which can in turn cause bleeding in the eye. You may experience this as floaters. An eye doctor can quickly determine the cause of your floaters. ...Read more

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Does high blood sugar levels cause nausea everyday?

Does high blood sugar levels cause nausea everyday?

Nausea can be: Caused by high blood sugar. See your physician if this is happening to you. ...Read more

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What causes the excessive thirst and high blood sugar?

What causes the excessive thirst and high blood sugar?

Diabetes: As blood sugar rises, the sugar becomes a diuretic once exceeding the kidney threshold of about 180 mg/dl. The more one voids, the thirstier one gets as the large amounts of urine excreted cause dehydration. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Not usually: Hyperthyroidism due to graves' is associated with an increased risk of type 1 dm. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

Maybe impaired: The effects of thyroid hormone on blood glucose is complex. Insulin levels may be increased, but there is also resistance to Insulin action. Often, fasting glucose is not affected, but glucose may increase more after a meal (i.e. Impaired glucose tolerance). All this should improve when the thyroid is treated, unless you are also developing diabetes. ...Read more

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I don't eat cakes, sweets, chocolate or take fizzy drinks. Could alcohol be the cause of high blood sugar levels ? I have a healthy diet, confused ?

I don't eat cakes, sweets, chocolate or take fizzy drinks. Could alcohol be the cause of high blood sugar levels ? I have a healthy diet, confused ?

Diabetes: Hi. Hi blood glucose levels are diabetes. Diabetes is not caused by alcoholic beverages (although we always advise against alcoholism, if that's a problem for you). Getting diabetes can occur in people living a very healthy lifestyle (usually type 1 in these cases, which can occur at any age). Type 2 usually is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, but not always. Treat yur diabetes aggressively ...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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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more