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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Diazoxide (Overview)

Diazoxide is a blood pressure agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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For what would diazoxide be the better drug to take?

For what would diazoxide be the better drug to take?

Diabetes: Diazoxide or "proglycem" is an oral hypoglycemic, which is particularly helpful in patients who suffer from hyperinsulinemia, or those who are not responding well to insulin. I believe the mechanism of action is for diazoxide to increase the sensitivity of Insulin to peripheral receptors, helping glucose to pass across cell membranes into the inner cell, where it can be used to produce energ. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Diazoxide (Overview)

Diazoxide is a blood pressure agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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Is diazoxide effective for post bariatric hypoglycemia?

Is diazoxide effective for post bariatric hypoglycemia?

It can be.: Severe hypoglycemia after bariatric surgery can be a severe complication. Diazoxide was first used in this setting in 2009, and there have been case reports of using it successfully since then. It is important to follow up with your bariatric surgeon closely to monitor any complications or side effects of the surgery and to decide on the appropriate treatment for those. Diazoxide may be one of those potential treatments in this setting. ...Read more

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It is dangerous to run a marathon using Diazoxide? Could it cause an electrolyte imbalance? I need to take it for my hyperinsulinemia

It is dangerous to run a marathon using Diazoxide? Could it cause an electrolyte imbalance? I need to take it for my hyperinsulinemia

Speak to your doctor: You need to discuss with your physician to make sure that running a marathon is the right thing to do with your condition and the medications you are on, that's my advice to you. ...Read more

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What is diazoxide injection bp?

For emergency: Diazoxide is. Powerfully intravenous anti hypertensive given in emergent situations. ...Read more

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For what would diazoxide be the better drug to take?

Diabetes: Diazoxide or "proglycem" is an oral hypoglycemic, which is particularly helpful in patients who suffer from hyperinsulinemia, or those who are not responding well to insulin. I believe the mechanism of action is for diazoxide to increase the sensitivity of Insulin to peripheral receptors, helping glucose to pass across cell membranes into the inner cell, where it can be used to produce energ. ...Read more

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My 1.5 year son is suffering from hypoglyciemia since birth, due to hyperinsulin.. having seizurs..on diazoxide.. is hypoglyceimia is curable?

My 1.5 year son is suffering from hypoglyciemia since birth, due to hyperinsulin.. having seizurs..on diazoxide..  is hypoglyceimia is curable?

It can be difficult: You should be seeing a pediatric endocrinologist. Often when they are not responding to medication, surgery is needed Please try to ask your health care system to get you to the best person available for this ...Read more

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Is diazoxide effective for post bariatric hypoglycemia?

It can be.: Severe hypoglycemia after bariatric surgery can be a severe complication. Diazoxide was first used in this setting in 2009, and there have been case reports of using it successfully since then. It is important to follow up with your bariatric surgeon closely to monitor any complications or side effects of the surgery and to decide on the appropriate treatment for those. Diazoxide may be one of those potential treatments in this setting. ...Read more

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It is dangerous to run a marathon using Diazoxide? Could it cause an electrolyte imbalance? I need to take it for my hyperinsulinemia

Speak to your doctor: You need to discuss with your physician to make sure that running a marathon is the right thing to do with your condition and the medications you are on, that's my advice to you. ...Read more

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Is diazoxide effective for post bariatric surgery hypoglycemia?

Is diazoxide effective for post bariatric surgery hypoglycemia?

Yes it can be: This is frequently caused by neisidioblastosis, which is beta cell hyperplasia (increased # of the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas) as a result of Insulin resistance from obesity. As the resistance improves post surgery, you may get a too robust Insulin response from food. Diazoxide can help inhibit Insulin release, however side effects of hypotension can be inhibitive. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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