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Doctor insights on: Can Pregnancy Cause Low Blood Sugar

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does heroin cause low blood sugar diabetics?

Does heroin cause low blood sugar diabetics?

Generally not: But if you do not eat and take medication as prescribed, both high and low sugars are possible. Why not seek help with your heroin drug problem before you destroy your body and your life? ...Read more

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Is there any way that fascia that's restricted or tight around organs can cause low blood sugar symptoms?

Is there any way that fascia that's restricted or tight around organs can cause low blood sugar symptoms?

No: Besides, low blood sugar doesn't occur in humans unless on diabetes medication or after GI surgery. It's a commonly made diagnosis that is incorrect and made on invalid criteria. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. You're probably overweight and having glucose that drops from too high a level back to normal. That triggers symptoms, but not a disease or medical problem. ...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?

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 hypothroid cause low blood sugar if you miss or overdose?

Can hypothroid cause low blood sugar if you miss or overdose?

Depends: Acutely low thyroid can lower your blood sugar, but chronically low thyroid can make you "insulin resistant" and lead to high sugar levels. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic attacks cause low blood sugar?

Can anxiety and panic attacks cause low blood sugar?

Not sure: However possible sxs from low blood sugar (nausea, palpitations,^'ed irritability & feeling dizzy) can also occur with panic attacks. When some people experience these symptoms they believe that it is due to anxiety/ panic and the symptoms can build and actually trigger a panic attack. I am not sure if panic triggers hypoglycemia but hypoglycemia may trigger panic. ...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 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.

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 very rare. People tend to have these problem are adviced to take small frequent meals. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid cause low blood sugar? I get bouts of dizziness if I don't eat every 2 hours or upon waking. Eating helps a little but doesn't resolv

Can hyperthyroid cause low blood sugar? I get bouts of dizziness if I don't eat every 2 hours or upon waking. Eating helps a little but doesn't resolv

Hyperthyroidism: If you are treated for hyperthyroidism and have the issues you report you must see your doctor as soon as possible to see what is happening and get your thyroid levels under control. ...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