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Can you fast if you have hypoglycemia?

Can you fast if you have hypoglycemia?

Depends: It depends on the cause of hypoglycemia. Unless you actually have low blood sugar during periods of hypoglycemia, it's generally safe to not eat after midnight for a 8 am labs. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia ? My blood sugar is 63 now hr 110 BP 140/53. I feel faint, dizzy , irritable. Labs for 12 hr fast are normal range, no diabetes.

Hypoglycemia ? My blood sugar is 63 now hr 110 BP 140/53. I feel faint, dizzy , irritable. Labs for 12 hr fast are normal range, no diabetes.

Easy solution: Eat a piece of candy or a tsp of sugar - if you're all better in 10 minutes, low sugar was the culprit! (63 is borderline and sx depend on how quickly it fell). ...Read more

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My daughter aged 16 suffering from type 1 diabetes since 7 years.Feeling breathlessness and fast heart beat and shivering.No hypoglycemia.Chest &bp ok?

My daughter aged 16 suffering from type 1 diabetes since 7 years.Feeling breathlessness and fast heart beat and shivering.No hypoglycemia.Chest &bp ok?

Close follow up: Make sure she is followed closely by a good knowledgeable internist -- make sure she eats sleeps and exercise properly -- she can lead a normal healthy and productive life. ...Read more

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How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

See your doctor: The only way to know is to see your primary physician and have them evaluate you in person. Unable to answer you regarding this matter without a personal evaluation. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia?

What is hypoglycemia?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. It may be an isolated incident related to not enough food intake or a metabolic problem related to bad glucose metabolism. Reactive hypoglycemia results when you eat sugar, your Insulin is released in response and then drives the sugar too low. This is the most common form. ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia be cured?

Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the hypoglycemia. The first important thing is to confirm that you indeed have hypoglycemia. Then figure out what is causing the hypoglycemia. Once these are done, then you will have a better idea of how to treat the hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What causes ?Hypoglycemia?

What causes ?Hypoglycemia?

Usually sugar intake: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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Is hypoglycemia hereditary?

Is hypoglycemia hereditary?

Perhaps: There are several different causes of hypoglycemia. Some causes are medical or drug induced and would not be hereditary. One form called reactive hypoglycemia is related to abnormal glucose metabolism and probably has some hereditary influences. ...Read more

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How common is hypoglycemia?

Extremely: Because it is caused by chronic ingestgion of sugar. ...Read more