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Can Pain Or Tetanus Shots Elevate Glucose Levels My Son Recently Had Both And His Levels Have Been High
Can pain or tetanus shots elevate glucose levels? My son recently had both and his levels have been high.
Any stress a problem: The normal response of the body to any stressor include the output of Epinephrine & cortisol. The amount will be in proportion to the stressor;physical trauma (shot, fall, illness) or mental (fear). These chemical agents will push up the blood sugar thru a variety of metabolic effects. ...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
No: High prolactin is not known to be associated with Hyperglycemia. Some of the medications associated with hyperglycemia are Steroids, High dose of Beta blockers (except carvidalol & Nebivalol) High dose of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) (50 mg or higher)I Statins can cause minimal elevation of blood sugar. ...Read more
Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?
I recently was told that I had high insulin resistance and low fasting glucose levels. What does this mean?
Pre diabetes: Insulin resistance is the precursor to type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that people who eventually develop diabetes have had Insulin resistance for at least 10-15 yrs beforehand. Obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and high fasting glucose are indicators of Insulin resistance (if you have at least 3 out of 5). Weight loss and exercise are essential for treating. ...Read more
Is there a quick, natural (Without insulin or prescriptions) way to lower glucose levels when elevated?
Yes: In a word, exercise. Remember your muscle tissues require glucose as energy to contract. If you have a mildly elevated blood sugar, exercise will reduce the level of blood sugar within 30 minutes to an hour. No matter what your diabetes treatment is, you can utilize exercise to reduce blood sugar. Try it now. Check your blood sugar, walk one hour, then recheck. See the difference? ...Read more
What could be the reason for elevated glucose levels @ about 7.5 mml even though one has not changed lifestyle in terms of diet, medication and exe?
Diabetes treatment: You have diabetes and are taking metformin. A glu of 7.5 (135 mg/dl) is a relatively good level. It is better to follow your a1c. If you have only had diabetes a few years, and are only on metformin, you should aim for an a1c less than 7.5. Focus on exercise and diet. Your glu will vary day to day. Perhaps stress. But take a long term approach. ...Read more
Yes: Both high and low blood sugar can cause you to feel lethargic. "nod out" is more of a low blood sugar problem although high blood sugar can cause dehydration/low blood pressure which can indirectly cause the "nod out". The only way to know is to check your blood sugar at these times to see what the levels are. ...Read more
Hi, I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also I have high blood glucose levels.
Incomplete info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have all the results including MCV value. Also need Hb level, and tests for iron. To make a diagnosis of thalassemia, would need Hb electrophoresis too. ...Read more
If a patient has rotator cuff surgery and bicep tendion tear surgery in the same day what is the expected time off work? Patient also had complication upon waking up from surgery. Patient woke up with elevated blood glucose levels of more than 300 and ha
Pain in back, left leg thigh joint, left leg bone below knee, pain in foot bone near pinky toe & one beside it, glucose levels r elevated bordererline?
Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more
Age dependent: The younger you are the more you tolerate high blood sugar. In the earderly high blood sugar might create havock by easily causing extreme dehydration and brain swelling and sroke. I can not give you a specific number because there is none. As with low blood sugar it is not how high you are but how long you are high. ...Read more
Many consequences: You can get dehydrated with very high blood sugar. This can lead to fatigue, dizziness, confusion... At high enough number, you can get very confused, go into coma and if not treated correctly and timely, death can occur. The first thing to do if your bs start climbing is to start drinking water, then seek help (call physician...). ...Read more
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