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How Does Lupus Affect Blood Sugar Levels
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
Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more
Several ways: Adrenaline (epinephrine) constricts blood vessels to decrease the blood flow to a cut or wound, so the blood trying to clot there has an easier time doing so. Epinephrine is believed to activate or encourage platelets to do their clumping and clotting actions. Epinephrine is also thought to activate blood clotting chemicals to help form clots with the fibrin and other particles in the blood. ...Read more
Gets sugar in cells.: Hormones, like Insulin and glucagon regulate sugar levels. Reserves, like carbohydrates and fat, get broken down, and ultimately ends up in the blood as glucose, which supplys the cells with the help of insulin. Exercise draws on this supply because the cells do more work, and so glucose is replaced by glucose through glucagon and other hormones until it is back to a sustainable level. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: This is a complicated question because there are so many different scenarios: from having Insulin resistance, to being on diabetes medications, to having poor glucose stores in the body, to having an insulin-producing tumor, to having other medical conditions, causing malabsorption. The list goes on. ...Read more
Impairs Nervous Sys: Chronically high blood sugar (diabetes mellitus) impairs the central and peripheral nervous system both directly and indirectly. The brain's only source of energy is glucose and chronically high readings (above 270 mg/dl) is associated with mild cognitive dysfunction. Indirect effects include acceleration of atherosclerosis increasing the risk for stroke and kidney failure. This is but a few ex. ...Read more
Does not: Well women who are pregnant sometimes develop hypertension so there is a relationship between the two and if you have hypertension it can worsen when you are pregant but the hypertension does not relate to your becoming pregnant. Either way, if your blood pressure is high you need evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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