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Hypoglycemia Is A Serious Disease
Have severe anxiety disorder. I get very shaky and anxious especially after consuming high amounts of sugar. Worried I have hypoglycemia. No diabetes.
Find a CBT therapist you can work well with.
Don't consume high amounts of sugar.
Discuss your concern w/ the Dr who gave you neg results for diabetes - they'll have that info.
Find a CBT therapist you can work well with.
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Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbalances including candidiasis, magnesium deficiency ; adrenal fatigue which in turn can contribute to hypoglycemia. See http://lymebytes. Blogspot. Com/2010/07/low-blood-sugar-in-lyme-disease. Html. ...Read more
What to do if I have a very rare disease that causes me to get hypoglycemia. I can also not eat certain this a bad sport idea?
Do tell!: Hi. Please enlighten us all as to what is the "very rare disease" that causes you "to get hypoglycemia"! Enquiring minds need to know! ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a very rare disease that causes me to get hypoglycemia. I can also not eat certain this a bad sport idea?
Suspense: Hi. OK, the suspense is killing me! What is the "very rare disease" that causes you to get hypoglycemia??? And what does "I can also not eat certain this a bad sport idea" mean? ...Read more
How can I get reactive hypoglycemia under control with having addison's disease? Can it be brought on by steroids?
Addison's: Hypoglycemia can be a symptom associated with untreated addison's disease. Once you are on adequate steroid replacement, hypoglycemia should not be a problem. You may want to see an endocrinologist about this. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Wilson's disease is a deadly genetic disease involving the liver and brain; you either have it or you don't, and any practicing physician can make the call. This isn't how it presents but if you're concerned, ask. "Wilson's syndrome" is a fad diagnosis involving thyroid, promoted by an individual without credentials, and anyone who reads the symptom list will usually think they have it. ...Read more
What autoimmune Disease can mimic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (carbs exercise emotion- triggers) low t3 (liothyronine) (t4 normal, TSH normal-low) hypoglycemia?
No: No, not anyone. You would need to take a drug that CAUSES hypoglycemia (insulin is the best example, although there is a category of pills that can also do it). There are extremely rare insulin-secreting pancreatic tumors that can cause hypoglycemia (and other even rarer tumors). But metabolically normal people can't get severe hypoglycemia. To your health! ...Read more
Yes: Roux-en-y surgery (gastric bypass) causes side effects in about 40% of patients. Many of these are minor or transient but some can persist. Hypoglycemia is one of the more serious ones, and is incapacitating and dangerous. It is caused by high Insulin and glp-1 secretion for prolonged periods after meals. Difficult to treat other than eating small low glycemic index meals to reduce Insulin peaks. ...Read more
Low sugar: Carry snacks, candy, etc.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: This is a tough question to answer as it depends what you mean by real. There are several things which cause reactive hypoglycemia but loosely this term refers to a style of digestion in which blood sugar suddenly drops to low enough levels to cause symptoms up to 4 hours after a meal. It is caused when the body is still releasing Insulin after a meal is digested resulting in a sugar drop. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: If you think you have severe hypoglycemia, you need the attention of a physician for a proper work-up to determine the cause or what else might be causing your symptoms. Once that is known, treatment options are more specific. If diet turns out to be a culprit, a nutrition consult may be very helpful. However, a diagnosis is first necessary. Many different things can cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Severe symptoms of hypoglycemia but all tests blood tests including fasting blood tests show that there's apparently nothing rong? Wats rong with me?!
Not normal: You should seek a second opinion. Hypoglycemia is a disorder and must be fully investigate as it can be dangerous especially if you drive or operate machinery. ...Read more
Not specifically: Not specifically fentanyl. But any drug capable of causing extreme sedation, which includes any narcotic in overdose, could make someone unaware of the normal sensations that tell us we need to eat. Thus, hypoglycemia could follow. Alcohol specifically is an intoxicant that can cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more
My sister had gestational diab (pcos too).baby born on feb 4th. Dr told she has neonatal hypoglycemia. S t serious? Nt dischrgd yet. Life long pblm?
Hypoglycemia: No it is not serious and her hypoglycemia will be controlled very quickly. Congrats on a new baby. ...Read more
Glucagon: Hi. Everyone who lives on insulin should have a glucagon emergency kit on hand. The diabetic can't use it herself/himself...it's meant for when the diabetic is too low to safely give sugar by mouth. Glucagon kit is prescription only, so you'll need to talk with your doc and get an Rx. Please have it on hand...it's critically important for diabetics with hypoglycemia unawareness. ...Read more
Can glucagon injection help everyone with severe hypoglycemia when they are unconscious? Are there restrictions or instances where it wouldn't help?
Glucagon: Glucagon causes the liver to release substances which increase the blood sugar in anyone, but for all practical purposes is used in brittle, insulin dependent diabetics in emergency situations. Most nondiabetic patients with hypoglycemia don't lose consciousness and can respond to sugars taken by mouth and glucagon in these type patients is usually not available. ...Read more
I'm 47& have had symptoms of anovulation for the last year. I realize I might be heading into menopause. Twice this year I've experienced severe hypoglycemia during an "off" month. Usually happens when I should be menstruating. Do I need hormones? No energ
Can Hypoglycemia be caused by Fatty liver as I was diagnosed with it 2 months ago. Since past few weeks, I get extremely week and lethargic to the point of almost fainting when I skip a meal and it never happened before? Am I serious? Thanks
I have type 1 diabetes & had a severe hypoglycemia episode yesterday (went unconscious). What effect does this have on my glucagon levels?
Hypoglycemia: Glucagon is normally a pancreatic hormone that counterbalances insulin. Glucagon normally goes up during fasting to bring blood glucose up. However, in many people with T1DM, glucagon secretion becomes dysfunctional, and may not bring your glucose up. If you have had a severe hypo like that, see your doctor to discuss how to prevent this. ...Read more
Hi, my friend aged 31 has been diagnosed with sepsis which has lead to hypoglycemia, apparently been put in an induced coma - how severe is this?
It sounds like: Your friend has quite serious medical problems. ...Read more
A 10 y old pt. Known dm1recently dx. Epilepsy started on keppra (levetiracetam) 2 days later expereined severe hypoglycemia (insulin stopped 4 aweek) any explaination?
I cannot fast because of severe hypoglycemia and im suppose to take Synthroid (thyroxine) on empty stomach but pass out if I let stomache get empty help!?
First in the morning: If you take the thyroid medication as soon as you wake up in the morning, you can eat in 30 minutes. ...Read more
Severe frequent hypoglycemia. I've had it documented as low as 39. It occurs most commonly after eating. Abdominal CT was normal. Causes?
Hypoglycemia in response to a sugar "load:" is a very early sign of Type II Diabetes. Suggest you consult your PCP for a Glucose tolerance test with INSULIN LEVELS (there RARELY is a condition which causes this condition. Called "INSULINOMA" a benign growth which can be VERY TINY and NOT picked up with CT scanning!
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I have an anxiety and panic disorder. My therapist said I may have hypoglycaemia because my anxiety and dizziness go away after I eat frequently.
I am not sure what: Your question is but it is clear that ensuring that you don't let your blood sugars drop too low is important. I would encourage you to see your physician for further assessment (medically). Hypoglycemia is known to be a trigger for panic for many people. ...Read more
An 26 year old, no serious health issues/diabetes. In coma from hypoglycaemia... No brain injury. Got insulin injection... Can wake up in 2-5 Days?
Odd statement: You state there is no brain injury in someone in a hypoglycemia induced coma. How would anyone know? Insulin shock can cause brain injury just as easily as trauma. You would not know until the person woke up, if they ever did. Some do, some can persist in a vegetative state indefinitely. A doc who has reviewed the case and examined the patient would have a better chance of answering your questions. ...Read more
Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. It may be an isolated incident related to not enough food intake or a metabolic problem related to bad glucose metabolism. Reactive hypoglycemia results when you eat sugar, your Insulin is released in response and then drives the sugar too low. This is the most common form. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the hypoglycemia. The first important thing is to confirm that you indeed have hypoglycemia. Then figure out what is causing the hypoglycemia. Once these are done, then you will have a better idea of how to treat the hypoglycemia. ...Read more
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