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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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How rare is fainting from low blood sugar?

How rare is fainting from low blood sugar?

Quite common: If you are on insulin and do not check your blood sugars or skip meals it can easily happen. If you are not on insulin it is very uncommon. You should see your doctor for testing.

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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.

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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.

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What does it mean for a person to have low blood sugar?

What does it mean for a person to have low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Low blood sugar is very dangerous and could lead to seizure, coma and even death. Mildly low blood sugar could cause anxiety, sweating, palpitations, dry mouth and confusion.

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Please explain which foods are good for low blood sugar?

Please explain which foods are good for low blood sugar?

Diabetic?: Hi. I assume (hate to do that) that you're diabetic on a drug that can cause hypoglycemia. Treat low blood sugar with sugar! Your doctor treating your diabetes should go over this with you. If it's a scary low, but you can treat yourself, I suggest liquid sugar (juice, sugar soda). If not scary low, you can do solid sugar (candy, etc). If you're unconscious, have someone give glucagon or call EMTs

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Please suggest what foods are in the low blood sugar diet?

High proteins low ca: Low carbohydrate diets will provide lesser amounts of sugar. So avoid sweets, use high protein diets which include soy products including tofu, eggs, nuts and low fat dairy products like milk and yogurt. If you need additional help, add exercise...This will help you to lower your sugar and bring your weight down which helps your pancreas to lower your blood sugars much better.

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Can low blood sugar be apparent on the outside of the body?

Can low blood sugar be apparent on the outside of the body?

"That look": Since young kids with diabetes can't express that they feel low blood sugars, many parents of young children with diabetes can identify "that look" when they think the child has low blood sugar. Some will get shaky, pale, sweaty, and stare off. Some get really cranky, tired, and hungry.

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I'm not sure but is hypoglycemia/low blood sugar hereditary?

I'm not sure but is hypoglycemia/low blood sugar hereditary?

Are you on insulin?: Hi. Unless you take insulin or have a vanishingly rare genetic syndrome, your "hypoglycemia" is not real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. Unfortunately, "hypoglycemia" is a very popular self diagnosis, but it is not true hypoglycemia and has nothing to do with your blood sugar. Diabetes can be hereditary, and if treated with insulin, that would be true hypoglycemia.

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I might have low blood sugar so how can I increase my low blood sugar?

I might have low blood sugar so how can I increase my low blood sugar?

Best to know: Before you try to increase your blood sugar, make sure you know what your blood sugar is. If you are diabetic, then finger stick with your glucose monitor. If you are not diabetic, then go see your doc for labs and exam. Low blood sugars can be dangerous, so proper diagnosis first. Then treatment. Be well.

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Can splenda, cause low blood sugar?

Can splenda, cause low blood sugar?

No: Doesn't happen. Low blood sugar can occur after bariatric surgery. Check w/your doctor.

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What is dangerously low blood sugar level?

Below 60 mg: Normal sugars run between 60-90mg. Most people develop symptoms of hypoglycemia as the blood sugar level gets down to 60mg or lower. Hypoglycemia is a dangerous condition.

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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