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What is the difference amongst panic attack, low blood sugar, or heat stroke?

What is the difference amongst panic attack, low blood sugar, or heat stroke?

Hypoglycemia, blood : Blood glucose level < 70, = medical condition requiring diagnostic evaluation for its cause. Panic attack = sudden episode of intense fear from no apparent cause that triggers at least 4 physical reactions. It can recur in Panic Disorder & other psychiatric disorders. Heat Stroke= Body temp 104 degrees or > with shock & possible organ damage/death from prolonged exposure/exertion in hot weather. ...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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Can low blood sugar cause someone to become comatose?

Can low blood sugar cause someone to become comatose?

If low enough: Yes. The brain relies on glucose for fuel. If glucose is too low it can harm the brain in serious ways. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar cause bad behaviour in children?

Can low blood sugar cause bad behaviour in children?

No: Low blood surgar is dangerous as the brain and then other parts of the body are no longer able to function. Patients may become somewhat irritable and jittery and what they say often fails to make sense. They will often pass out and only if given glucose or glucagon will they survive. This is very dangerous. Make sure the intake of carbohydrate is adequate. Diabetics getting too much insulin same. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar cause a person to act "disattached" and not have a good understanding of theirsurroundings?

Can low blood sugar cause a person to act "disattached" and not have a good understanding of theirsurroundings?

Absolutely: These symptoms are due to decreased glucose delivery to the brain cells stemming from hypoglycemia, hence the alteration in focus and alertness level. ...Read more

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Does a low blood sugar cause headache and chest pain?

Yes...: Possibly.... Read this! http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/hypoglycemia/ds00198/dsection=symptoms.

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Can low blood sugar cause a feeling of fainting after eating?

Can low blood sugar cause a feeling of fainting after eating?

You bet...: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can certainly cause a general weakness feeling, unsteady, near fainting, etc.
In obese individuals, this might be a pre-diabetes symptom. In a slender person, this might infer that they do not have adequate stored carbohydrates to respond to drops in blood sugar.
Regardless, hypoglycemia should be evaluated by your physician so that specific counsel can be given. ...Read more

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Does low blood sugar cause dizziness? I often experience spinning after or during a meal

Does low blood sugar cause dizziness?  I often experience spinning after or during a meal

Many things: Low blood sugar can cause dizziness but so are low blood pressures, vertigo... It's unlikely that your blood sugar is low "during a meal". Best to do is to check your blood sugar and blood pressure during the time of dizziness to see if one of them are truly the problem. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar cause menstrual cramps?

No evidence for this: Low sugar does not cause menstrual cramps. Menses will often alter blood sugar regulation especially in Insulin dependent diabetics but there is no evidence that cramps are caused by this. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar cause strange leg weakness?

Can low blood sugar cause strange leg weakness?

It can : Absolutely, as cell function is primarily driven by glucose and if not available, will turn into alternative fuels (such as ketones) which in turn can cause discomfort (legs, stomach, etc). ...Read more

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I didn't eat all day and my blood sugar was 60 with a glucose meter and my heartrate was 153bpm. Could low blood sugar cause the heartrate to rise?

I didn't eat all day and my blood sugar was 60 with a glucose meter and my heartrate was 153bpm. Could low blood sugar cause the heartrate to rise?

Of course it can: Yes, low BS will activate the sympathetic nervous system and part of that activation is increased heart rate (in some individuals, not all). ...Read more

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What causes low blood sugar levels?

What causes low blood sugar levels?

Low blood sugar: It could be:

1: Your body making too much insulin -most likely
2: Your diet and exercise pattern is not OK — less likely.

You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous. ...Read more

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Can diindolylmethane cause low blood sugar?

Can diindolylmethane cause low blood sugar?

May be the bypass: This is an interesting compound, derived from a compound in veggies. In the test tube, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc properties, although whether this translates to clinical effects is not known. None of it's in vitro properties suggest hypoglycemia. However, I see you've listed bariatric surgery. That can cause hypoglycemia through several mechanisms. ...Read more

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Can taking steriods be a cause of low blood sugar in children?

Can taking steriods be a cause of low blood sugar in children?

Tends to push it up: Steroid use in kids tends to increase, not decrease the blood sugar. ...Read more

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Can eating just sweets cause low blood sugar levels after the spike?

No: There is no such thing as post meal hypoglycemia. Your body protects you against such things unless you are on diabetes medication. Don't get your medical information from friend, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What are the causes and complications of low blood sugar if you have diabetes?

What are the causes and complications of low blood sugar if you have diabetes?

Yes it can: Low blood sugar can be caused by not eating enough at times but don't eat too much, you might have to eat 4-5 very small meals a day to stay steady. Too much Insulin or other diabetic meds can do it as well. ...Read more

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I have hypoglycemia and I can be 55-65 with no symptoms and sometimes feel better with low blood sugar. What can cause this?

I have hypoglycemia and I can be 55-65 with no symptoms and sometimes feel better with low blood sugar. What can cause this?

At risk for diabetes: Whenever hypoglycemia occurs, it implies that there's a problem w/ how much insulin ur body makes (in this case too much @ the wrong time). Oddly enough, this means in the future your pancreas may "run out" of insulin when it needs it: diabetes. Consider this "pre-diabetes" or a diabetes risk factor. TTYD about dietary changes and ketogenic diets. It's good that u r w/o symptoms; hope it continues ...Read more

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Lately I have been feeling a tad weak spacey and internally shakey. Feels almost like low blood sugar. What else could cause this?

Lately I have been feeling a tad weak spacey and internally shakey. Feels almost like low blood sugar. What else could cause this?

Spacey: There are many reasons why someone your age is "spacey and internally shaky". If you do not follow up on this with your doctor and a Psychologist you will not get rid of the problems you have. These issues can be controlled! ...Read more

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What would cause low blood sugar in a non diabetic? Mine was 69 mg/dL today. I have had issues in the past with it being even lower.

Hypoglycemia: Blood sugar 69 is still normal but lower end of normal, some people are more sensitive to insulin, rare cause is over production of insulin from tumors but that is very rare. People tend to have these problem are adviced to take small frequent meals. ...Read more

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What's considered low blood sugar levels? What's the range to try to stay in? What's the range of a sugar spike? I heard sugar levels cause wieght gain.

Blood sugar: It is tough to know how to answer.
If you do not have diabetes diagnosed you don't need to worry about.
If you are not sure please ask your doctor to measure your blood sugar. If it is elevated the doctor will hep you through control of diabetes.
Sugar levels don't cause weight gain but too much food in the diet may cause high blood sugar and will certainly cause weight gain.
See your doctor. ...Read more

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Last 3mths suffering from low blood sugar syptms and this happening mainly after 2-3 hrs of eating.what be the cause? MyTSH is 0.01&tak 100mcg thyroxin

Blood sugar symptoms: If you are checking you blood sugar regularly and the values are low you must immediately see your doctor.

If your levels are normal stop worrying about diabetes and see your doctor for other causes of your symptoms.

If you are not regularly checking your blood sugar please start doing so and determine which of the two possibilities above require attention. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low blood sugar even after eating?

Needs evaluation: I assume you do not have diabetes or are on a diabetic medication. The first thing to do is to check your sugar when you think it may be low. Most people who think they have low sugar because of various symptoms, do not actually have a low sugar causing those symptoms. Occasionally one can have reactive hypoglycemia, where eating something sweet can cause a low sugar a few hours later. ...Read more

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What causes low blood sugar?

What causes low blood sugar?

If as an adult: In adults low blood sugar can be cause by excessive secretion of Insulin or lack of secretion of the hormones that keep your blood sugar up when you are fasting, which are, cortisol, glucagon and growth hormone. In a baby all these plus many congenital metabolic problems that interfere with glucose (sugar) production. If you are overweight it might be pre- diabetes. ...Read more

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Low blood sugar. What causes it?

Low blood sugar. What causes it?

Definition is key: True and clincally significant 'low blood sugar' is actually not as simple as 'below a cut-off.' for diabetics it is (we say <70 is low), bc they are on meds that can cause severe lows. But for non-diabetics/healthy ppl, sugar in 40s can be normal. It becomes a problem only if it causes true hypoglycemic symptoms- in that case, see endocrinologist for confirmation and evaluation of course. ...Read more

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Does long term amatryptaline cause low blood sugar?

No.: Amitriptylene is a tricyclics antidepressant, used at low doses for chronic pain and insomnia, and at higher doses for depression. It should not contribute to low blood sugar if taken as directed. ...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