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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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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 lead to constant headaches?

Can low blood sugar lead to constant headaches?

Yes : Very low blood glucose level can lead to headaches. The reason for such low levels should be tested. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why does low blood sugar level cause severe mood swings in people?

Why does low blood sugar level cause severe mood swings in people?

Low Brain Bloodsugar: When the brain is deprived of the fuel it needs to properly function, mood swings, loss of consciousness, seizures may develop. The latter 2 are more severe, but mood swings are pretty common. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure or high sugar cause floaters in your vision?

Can high blood pressure or high sugar cause floaters in your vision?

Not typically!: If the blood pressure really goes high, where it starts causing damage, then there might be black spots that are fixed, but not floating! one may have much fluctuations in vision from high glucose and of coarse in very advanced stages both the high pressures and sugars can cause bleeding in the eye which would be floaters! but that is typically after many years of neglect! ...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

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Can uncontrolled high blood pressure lead to memory loss?

Can uncontrolled high blood pressure lead to memory loss?

Yes: Even mild hypertension (HTN) sustained over yrs is associated w/ greater cognitive impairment in later life. To mds, "uncontrolled" means really high bp. It's called an urgency when not controlling it within 24 hr will lead to permanent injury (or death), and an emergency when ditto within 1 hr. "htnsive encephalopathy" is assoc w/ headaches, confusion, seizures, head bleeds, strokes and death. ...Read more

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What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.

What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.

Not much: Really besides insulinomas(which are exceptionally rare, so rare that even the largest of academic instutions have seen a large number of these cases) and people accidentally or purposefully administering too much insulin. But to be able to better interpret the data you provided, more information around the circumstances when these numbers were acquired is necessary. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause hypertension and increase blood sugar level?

Can menopause cause hypertension and increase blood sugar level?

Menopause: Very insightful question. While menopause has not been known to directly cause HTN and dm, the weight gain that is associated with menopause can. The precipitous loss of hormones that occurs with menopause can have an array of systemic effects. One interesting fact not taken away from the women's health initiative despite the negative press was that hormone treated women had less diabetes. ...Read more

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Can lack of exercise and high blood pressure produce symptoms similar to attention deficit disorder?

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HTN/ADHD: Indirectly, if BP is not under control & u r not getting enough rest & sleep & activity, it can affect your focusing & attention. ...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 hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Not usually: Hyperthyroidism due to graves' is associated with an increased risk of type 1 dm. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can having low or high blood sugar level cause dizziness and falls?

Can having low or high blood sugar level cause dizziness and falls?

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

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Will low blood pressure cause restlessness?

Will low blood pressure cause restlessness?

NO: Low blood pressure causes no symptoms until it reaches a critical level - then it causes dizziness. If it continues to drop, it causes nausea and then, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Could epilepsy medications be causing low blood sugar or weight loss?

Could epilepsy medications be causing low blood sugar or weight loss?

Cause or effect?: As a general rule most epilepsy medications stimulate the appetite. Topiramate and Felbamate can decrease appetite in some patients. All aeds may be associated with depressive reaction. Many aeds may affect liver metabolism and may affect sugar metabolism. You need a thorough medical evaluation to look for other causes. If side effects are too much, a trial of another AED would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar (45-55) affect cardiac arrhythmia? What about large fluctuations in blood sugar?

Can low blood sugar (45-55) affect cardiac arrhythmia? What about large fluctuations in blood sugar?

Those low glucose: levels a re approaching dangerous levels. Please seek the advice of a doctor asap. Are you diabetic? On any meds? ...Read more

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Sir, Can sleep deficiency can cause blood sugar to increase??

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Can sleep deficiency can cause blood sugar to increase??

Actually, yes!: Sleep deficiency - as in sleep apnea, particularly - can cause an increase in your adrenal glands' secretion of cortisol. That's a stress hormone that allows you to respond to threats to your physical well being. Ironically, over time, this decreases your sensitivity to insulin. It can increase your risk for diabetes. Get some sleep, and have your sleep evaluated if you are very tired or snore. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to low blood pressure instead of high?

Can stress cause you to low blood pressure instead of high?

In a way: A sudden, severe stress or shock may cause fainting, which is momentary low blood pressure. Insufficient blood gets to the brain, leading to dizziness and loss of consciousness. Chronic, ongoing stress leads to the "flight or fight response" and generally higher blood pressure. ...Read more