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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Hypoglycemia (Definition)

Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently ...Read more


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Do anemia ( been bleeding constantly 4 3wks) have anything 2 do w/hypoglycemia, just diag with @ hospital?

Do anemia ( been bleeding constantly 4 3wks) have anything 2 do w/hypoglycemia, just diag with @ hospital?

No: 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 your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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I start to lose consiousness lying down but i don't faint. I have anemia, hypotension, and hypoglycemia. Which one is more likely to cause this?

I start to lose consiousness lying down but i don't faint. I have anemia, hypotension, and hypoglycemia. Which one is more likely to cause this?

Your PCP can help: I hope you have a pcp/ an internist, to take care of your health problems. Each of your listed problems needs to be sorted out and well documented as to its cause and how to control/treat it. I doubt that you have all these unrelated medical issues happening to you all at once. Let him/her explain if they are really and truly present or not. It takes simple testing and physical exam to check you. ...Read more

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What could cause both chronic iron defient anemia and chron hypoglycemia in an 11 yr old boy? No blood loss. Good and balanced diet. No diabetes.

What could cause both chronic iron defient anemia and chron hypoglycemia in an 11 yr old boy?  No blood loss.  Good and balanced diet.  No diabetes.

Nutrition: Has hypoglycemia been confirmed in a lab? Symptoms are non-specific and may be associated with other things which can also cause vasovagal reactions. Iron deficiency is most often nutritional in nature and responds well to iron supplementation. His primary doctor should be able to treat it. ...Read more

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Blood test neg. for diabetes, hypoglicemia, anemia or thyroid problems. Healthy EKG. Always lightheaded, dizzy and anxious. Maybe dehydration?

Blood test neg. for diabetes, hypoglicemia, anemia or thyroid problems. Healthy EKG. Always lightheaded, dizzy and anxious. Maybe dehydration?

To differentiate: your dizziness diagnosis it would be useful to know your blood pressure and pulse rate lying, sitting and standing. This could help to determine dehydration from other autonomic dysfunction issues or inner ear problems. Ask a health care professional to evaluate and treat you for these symptoms before you have a pass out spell and hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Felt like i had low blood sugar but checked it was 5.6.. I'm not overweight, had most bloods checked thyroid, anemia vitamins etc get frequent?

Felt like i had low blood sugar but checked it was 5.6.. I'm not overweight, had most bloods checked thyroid, anemia vitamins etc get frequent?

No hypoglycemia: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist. Besides, how do you low what low blood sugar feels like? Take some deep breaths and talk w/your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Could this be anemia? My daughter is 13 yaers old 113 lbs. 5'4" active in sports. Sometimes around her menstral she passes out. At basketball practice she gets red, blotchy skin, - her knees turn allmost black- she gets winded before the others do and we

Since : Since your daughter's symptoms seem to be precipitated by exercise, one needs to look carefully at the heart with an echocardiogram. Possible causes for her symptoms would be valvular heart disease or asymetric septal hypertrophy. If she has not had an echo, i would insist on one before allowing her to particpate in sports. She could also be having an irregular heart beat brought on by exercise. Wearing a monitor while exercising would help determine if that was happening or not. And yes, anemia can cause reduced exercise tolerance, too. ...Read more

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What is anemia?

What is anemia?

Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read more

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Will I always notice symptoms if I have anemia?

Will I always notice symptoms if I have anemia?

No: If anemia develops slowly, your body adjusts to the slow reduction in oxygen carrying capacity, and this compensation prevent the development of symptoms. In this context, anemia can become quite profound before any symptoms manifest. If anemia develops quickly, however, symptoms are quick to appear. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anemia?

What are the symptoms of anemia?

Many: Symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more