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Asian athletic male 26 yrs old. Diarrhea couple times per week. Frequent episodes of dizziness (feels like low blood sugar?). More frequent recently.

Asian athletic male 26 yrs old. Diarrhea couple times per week. Frequent episodes of dizziness (feels like low blood sugar?). More frequent recently.

BRAT Diet: Frequent Loose BM may happen if you are not able to digest the food properly. therefore you need to replenish normal gut bacteria. Add Probiotics daily for 2 weeks. Give rest to your intestine by eating low fiber and clear liquid (BRAT diet). Did you take Antibiotic treatment sometimes before all these started? Then check for Ab induced Diarrhea. Weakness and dizziness comes from dehydration also ...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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Will 5htp or st. John's wort help with constant nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, insomnia? Tried remeron (mirtazapine) 6 months, raised blood sugars, nothing for anxiety.

Will 5htp or st. John's wort help with constant nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, insomnia? Tried remeron (mirtazapine) 6 months, raised blood sugars, nothing for anxiety.

As above: Herbal medication can be helpful sometimes, but u need to remember , they have chemical that can interact with u medication. Instead of experimenting with drugs , see a mental health professional for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Herbs, minerals and:: It sounds like you have diabetes; have a doc check your HbA1c. Numerous herbs can help diabetes including gymnema sylvestre, cinnamon, bilberry, fenugreek seeds & momordica charantia, aloe vera, ginseng, pterocarpus marsupium & coccina indica. Vitamins & minerals including alpha lipoic acid, chromium & vandium can also benefit. See http://tinyurl.com/qekmre3 Also see http://tinyurl.com/yzamemc ...Read more

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How can I treat low blood sugar?

How can I treat low blood sugar?

4 reactive hypoglyce: 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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What can I do for low blood sugar?

What can I do for low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: I don't get the question. If you have diabetes and are on meds you should be able to control your blood sugar - at least increase your blood sugar level. If you don't have diabetes how do you know you have low blood sugar? Put this together and you need to go as soon as possible to the nearest Emergency Room and be evaluated. If you have low blood sugar do not drive - have someone take you! ...Read more

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How can I increase my low blood sugar?

Diet: If you are not diabetic you can eat a hypoglycemic diet. That is small frequent feedings of things like meat, cheese, fish and nuts. Avoid refined carbohydrates like candy, donuts, white bread and alcohol. ...Read more

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How simple is it to get low blood sugar?

How simple is it to get low blood sugar?

Depends on what drug: Hi. That totally depends on what drug(s) you're being treated with. I'm gonna go out on a limb and presume you're a diabetic. If you're on insulin, it's easy to get hypoglycemic, especially if you're type 1. If you're type 2 on any combination of metformin, a GLP-1 drug, a DPP4 inhibitor, an SGLT2 inhibitor, it's hard to get too low; insulin easy, sulfonylurea drug possible but not super easy. ...Read more

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What should I do about my low blood sugar?

What should I do about my low blood sugar?

You don't have it: In addition, in my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Low glucose only ocurrs when treating diabetes, cancer, renal/liver disease. ...Read more

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What are signs of low blood sugar in most people?

What are signs of low blood sugar in most people?

Hypoglycemia symptom: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness, seizure. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more