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Can hyperglycemia be related to stress or an infection?

Can hyperglycemia be related to stress or an infection?

Yes.: In times of infection or stress, cortisol and catecholamines are released and raise blood sugar levels. Insulin demand is also increased. Therefore, stress or infection can precipitate hyperglycemia, especially in people with Insulin resistance or diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Why do stress and infection promote hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes?

Diabetes: Stress and infection cause hyperglycemia in everyone. However, since diabetics can't regulate their blood sugar, these events cause a much higher spike in diabetics. ...Read more

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Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

Yes: Glucose is an acute phase reactant, which means at times of stress, infection, "fight or flight" situations, your sugar levels may rise, at times above what's considered normal. ...Read more

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Dx: hypokalemic periodic paralysis. I had Hyperglycemia 130-368(usually hypo),High TSH10.8, K3.3 caused by carb meal and stress. Can Related to hkpp?

Dx: hypokalemic periodic paralysis. I had Hyperglycemia 130-368(usually hypo),High TSH10.8, K3.3 caused by carb meal and stress. Can Related to hkpp?

Endocrinologist: You have an underactive thyroid which should be treated and are advised to follow a no concentrated sweet,low starch diet to minimize spikes in blood sugar leading to eventual reactive hypoglycemia and drops in serum potassium which may exacerbate the hkpp. An endocrinologist is best to advise and follow you. ...Read more

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Can Anxiety and "stress cause symtoms of disease or infection that your are obsessing over?

Can Anxiety and "stress cause symtoms of disease or infection that your are obsessing over?

No: "Obsessing" over disease can cause problems, but it is unlikely that you are thinking of those problems. Since you mention "disease or infection" your "obsessing" over them won't cause them. ...Read more

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How many infections does a teenager with stress get on average a year ?. Is 6 colds a year concerning ?

How many infections does a teenager with stress get on average a year ?. Is 6 colds a year concerning ?

Probably OK: The average person gets some sort of upper respiratory infection every 6 to 8 weeks depending on exposure. Sounds pretty normal. If they are more complicated than just colds, your physician can advise you better. ...Read more

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I 23 year old male, healthy diet and get a cold every month. I am concerned i get too many infections . What you think ? I do have chronic stress

I 23 year old male, healthy diet and get a cold every month. I am concerned i get too many infections . What you think ? I do have chronic stress

Stress weakens you: Your main problem is stress-- these germs are having a field day at your expense. When under stress the body is weaker, as you've proved to yourself here over and over again. I highly recommend u do everything to change this. Quit your job, meditate, pray, exercise, get sunlight... Do something! Not to scare u, but bigger problems can arise later if u go on living like this... ...Read more

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Could stress cause yeast infection ?

Could stress cause yeast infection ?

Yes: Severe or chronic stress is known to have a negative effect on the immune system and could plausibly increase the likelihood of getting a yeast infection. Additionally, there have been some studies which support the link between stress and vaginal yeast infections. ...Read more

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Is there concern if 16 year old male wity severe chronic stress gets 8 minor infections a year?, is immune system disorder ? Is it serious ?

Depends on exposures: This could be ok if the mild infections match the exposures, but I would probably have him evaluated, there is a mild immune deficiency IgA that can present like this. Of course with a history of hypochondriasis, this may explain the concern. Find a good local doc who can evaluate you! ...Read more

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23 healthy male get frequent viral infections l, cold, gastrointeritis. Have chronic stress, but I have had 9 infections this year, is this concern?

23 healthy male get frequent viral infections l, cold, gastrointeritis. Have chronic stress, but I have had 9 infections this year, is this concern?

This states that: you have hypochondria and you indicate that you are stressed. Rather then focusing on your symptoms - would encourage you to address your stress. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive > ...Read more

Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

This is a term that just mean high blood sugar. This can be caused by many things such as exercise, stress, eating excess sugar and the ultimate diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body can not longer process its sugar out of the blood stream and is sustained or continuous hyperglycemia. Everyone's blood sugar will rise a little after they eat, but most peoples will return ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more