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Can Hypoglycemia Be Cured
Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the hypoglycemia. The first important thing is to confirm that you indeed have hypoglycemia. Then figure out what is causing the hypoglycemia. Once these are done, then you will have a better idea of how to treat the hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can reactive hypoglycemia be cured forever so in the future i won't have to worry about what i'm eating or drinking?
Yes: Unless you have type 1 diabetes, changing the diet will have a positive affect on low blood sugar. Eating protein only for breakfast, removing all sweets and artificial sweeteners from diet and eating small protein snacks every 2 hours usually keeps hypoglycemia under control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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It is a symptom.: If you suffer from frequent hypoglycemia, it is best to consult your doctor . He may need to get you a test called Oral glucose tolerance test to make sure that you don't have a problem with Diabetes Mellitus. Hypoglycemia can cause headaches, low energy level, and irritability. This is a treatable condition and does not have to be life long. ...Read more
Probably not: Typically people who are overweight develop hyperglycemia and weight loss can lead to improvement in blood sugar. If you are diabetic and on medications to treat it, you could have episodes of hypoglycemia. Weight loss in and of itself will be unlikely to cure hypoglycemia. If you aren't diabetic and are hypoglycemic, you need further testing from your physician. ...Read more
Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. It may be an isolated incident related to not enough food intake or a metabolic problem related to bad glucose metabolism. Reactive hypoglycemia results when you eat sugar, your Insulin is released in response and then drives the sugar too low. This is the most common form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually sugar intake: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but only: If you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing as hypoglycemia in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood sugar level: Hypoglycemia is diagnosed by measuring the level of blood glucose. A reading below 70 is considered to be hypoglycemia. Usually the blood glucose is drawn after the patient fasts 8 to 10 hours. If a patient is experiencing symptoms suspicious of hypoglycemia, the blood is drawn at the time of symptoms also. Hypoglycemia is caused by an excess of insulin-either natural of injected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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