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Can Hypothyroidism Cause High Blood Sugar
See below: Blood sugars can become more erratic in untreated thyroid disease (hypo- and hyper-). ...Read more
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
I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?
High glycemic index: Very sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic index. This increases your blood sugar rapidly. Your body then reacts by releasing Insulin and you get a rapid drop in your blood sugar as glucose is moved out of the blood stream. Those fluctuations feel bad. Read about the glycemic index and try to eat foods that have a lower glycemic index and often this will help with hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Bp often70/95, fasting sugar 107, mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months, no vertigo, no low iron or blood count, no hypothyroidism, age59?
If your: If your blood pressure is 70/95 then there is a problem. Normally the systlic is higher meaning 95/70. that looks better, however the difference between the number is not much hence that could also signal a problem. See your primary doc to check for cortisol, aldosterone, and thyrone hormones. Then have him refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more
Bp often95/70, fasting sugar 107, mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months, no vertigo, no low iron or blood count, no hypothyroidism, age59?
Night itch top of my feet and lower legs for 2 weeks No welts/ rash. Blood sugar, kidney/ liver functions ok. Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?
Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Looks like appropriate lab work to uncover an underlying cause was normal. Treat with daily moisturzation (Vanicream, Cetaphil) and better skin hygiene (avoid hot showers). Nonsedating antihistamines for itch ...Read more
Diabetes: Your blood sugar goes up transiently after you eat. Diabetes is diagnosed when you blood sugar is too high, either when you are fasting, or a continuous high sugar most of the time. Diabetes is caused by either a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin, or by the body's resistance to insulin, or a combination of factors. Obesity causes Insulin resistance and is causing a surge in diabetes. ...Read more
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
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
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
No: It does not cause muscle tensionGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I drank Gatorade before a blood test and the doctors came back and said I had high blood sugar could the Gatorade have caused this?
Unlikely: It's very unlikely that drinking even a lot of Gatorade will cause a high blood sugar since it doesn't contain very much sugar. In fact, you'd have to drink 75-100g sugar (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/glucose-tolerance-test/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20014814) then get tested for 1-3hrs. Better yet, since you're 16yo, ask your parent (s)/guardian to take you to your FamilyDoc/Pedi ...Read more
Can you let me know how many years etc would it take before high blood sugar levels cause damage.?
How high, how long?:
If you're just pre-diabetic could be years--but high blood sugars lead to blood vessel and nerve changes that can cause early strokes, heart attacks, blindness so you really need to know a lot more.
If death is damage untreated juvenile diabetics can die in a diabetic coma in a few hours. Rarely older ones die in hyperosmolar coma in a few hours as well. ...Read more
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
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
Probably not: However, further damage can be lessened or prevented. ...Read more
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
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
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