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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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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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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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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

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