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Is hypoglicemia the same as diabetes and what causes it?

Is hypoglicemia the same as diabetes and what causes it?

Opposites: Diabetes is having too much sugar in your blood due to either not making enough Insulin (type i) or your cells not responding to Insulin (type ii). Hypoglycemia is not enough blood sugar and can be caused by many things such as not eating properly and taking too much insulin. Both can damage your body and should be treated by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible dehydration has the same symptoms as diabetes?

Is it possible dehydration has the same symptoms as diabetes?

Easy to separate: If your blood sugar is too high you will piss out lots of body water drawn off by the sugar in your urine.This can and does cause dehydration. However, when a simple dipstick urine test shows all the sugar excess, you know it's diabetes.If the same urine dipstick test shows just concentrated pee & no sugar, you are simply dehydrated. ...Read more

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What are the signs of low blood sugar and how is it related to insulin?

What are the signs of low blood sugar and how is it related to insulin?

Insulin & Glucose: Insulin allows cells to use glucose as fuel. It helps to regulate blood sugar. Too much will bring blood sugar down putting/keeping it in storage and making it less available to cells. When this happens, hypoglycemia occurs. One may feel shaky, dizzy, headache, nausea, sweaty, etc. Which is a prompt to treat the low blood sugar. Severe lows can cause loss of consciousness, seizure, death. ...Read more

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What can cause diabetes? Does diabetes have a certain age? And what is the most common medicine?

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What can cause diabetes? Does diabetes have a certain age? And what is the most common medicine?

Too much sugar: In general, type 2 diabetes is consuming too many carbohydrates, and the body's inability to deal with the amount of sugar that comes from this. This is the type of diabetes that is usually caused by eating and lack of physical exercise, and according to the ada, is prevalent in 8.3% of the us population. Complications include heart, liver, and kidney disease, as well as strokes and amputation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nph, and how is it diagnosed?

What are the causes of nph, and how is it diagnosed?

Usually unknown: When you say nph, i believe you are referring to normal pressure hydrocephalus. This is usually idiopathic and occurs in up to 500, 000 people in the U.S. The diagnosis may be made clinically when patients have the clinical triad of memory, gait, and bladder control problems. This in combination with ct/mri scans that demonstrate large cerebral ventricles. Other tests like CSF drainage may help. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as the "Old Hag Syndrome" while sleeping? What is it and what causes it?

Is there such thing as the "Old Hag Syndrome" while sleeping? What is it and what causes it?

Yes, sleep paralysis: When we are sleeping our body is mostly paralyzed. If you dream you are running your brain sends out signals telling your body to run; if these signals were not blocked you would actually run. Sometimes you wake but that paralysis has not turned off yet, leading to what is commonly called "Old Hag Syndrome." See http://www.sspri.org/blog/sleep-paralysis-old-hag-syndrome for more and comment: ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of labrynitis similar to the symptoms of low blood sugar is it possible to have both . I don't have diabetes?

Are the symptoms of labrynitis similar to the symptoms of low blood sugar is it possible to have both . I don't have diabetes?

Not necessarily: Labyrinthitis is the inflammation or abnormality in the semicircular canals causing dizziness esp with head movement, there may be nausea. When one has low blood sugar, they have dizziness more like feeling light, sweating, unable to focus, weak, tired, and feeling of doom to even passing out. They do overlap so be careful. Diabetics should be aware and check bs to make sure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of impaired circulation to the head? What are the symptoms and treatment? Is it common problem which is curable?

What is the cause of impaired circulation to the head? What are the symptoms and treatment? Is it common problem which is curable?

Stroke risk: Impaired circulation to the brain is a serious matter. Blood vessels can be clotted and may put one at risk for a stroke. Heart conditions can also cause impaired circulation throughout the body. There is not an easy simple answer, that could fix this. Each circulation problem is addressed with different tests and treatments. However, many problems can be treated and improve. ...Read more

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What are the causes of MS and is it dangerous?

What are the causes of MS and is it dangerous?

Not known: We do not know the exact cause of ms, but do know that there are pts who have genetic susceptibilities, and that the disease is more common in northern climates. There is a relationship to prior ebstein barr virus infections, decreased vit d levels, and possible uv-b contact. Untreated ms can result in profound disability and may shorten lifespan. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia , is it real and can you have it in certain parts of the body? What are the symptoms and is it just a diagnosis of unexplained pain ?☀️

Fibromyalgia , is it real and can you have it in certain parts of the body? What are the symptoms and is it just a diagnosis of unexplained pain ?☀️

Very real: Here's a legitimate respected site. More is recently being understood. It's very real and varies from person to person. Like many conditions, emotional issues can underlay or overlay it and complicate the picture. It takes a while for some Doctors to get up-to-date on research, so be careful. ...Read more

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Stress makes everything worse. Why is this used as a diagnostic reason for the cause of IBS? They said the same thing about ulcers.

Stress makes everything worse. Why is this used as a diagnostic reason for the cause of IBS? They said the same thing about ulcers.

Because it is true: Our bodies react to stress w/ cellular preparation for flight or fight. All systems are affected. Energy is released to muscles, circulation and respiration peaks. It's harder to run or fight w/ full gut/bladder - so they are voided. Released hormones are irritating if exposure is chronic and brain chemicals too are altered. So, we try to reduce, avoid or manage stress. Right? Therapy helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of hypertension and diabetes melletus type one and diabetes mellitus type 2 and what is the diagnosis for each disease and how w?

What is the treatment of hypertension and diabetes melletus type one and diabetes mellitus type 2 and what is the diagnosis for each disease and how w?

Diet, exercise and: Weight loss are good for both. Diabetes is diagnosed on the basis of your blood sugar and other lab tests; hypertension by checking your blood pressure. Your doctor can advise you and help with diagnosis and treatment for both. Many behavior modifications and treatments are available. More info can be found @ diabetes.Org and webmd. ...Read more

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What is multiple sclerosis and how is it related to loss of vision?

What is multiple sclerosis and how is it related to loss of vision?

Multiple sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease resulting in destruction of the covering (myelin sheaths) around nervous tissue (nerves and brain). It affects the optic nerves and vision through this destruction and can cause optic neuritis, decreased vision, visual field defects, color vision abnormalities, and other problems. ...Read more

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What are signs of low blood sugar and how is it treated?

What are signs of low blood sugar and how is it treated?

Wide range: Signs range from no signs to low energy to coma. Best way to know it to messure the blood glucose. Treatments include eating or drinking to bump the glucose back up when the person is awake, to intravenous glucose solutions when unconscious. Repeated problems require adjustments in diabetic medications or changes in diet. ...Read more

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What is reactive hypoglycemia? How it is diagnosed? What is the treatment? Can it occurs suddenly?and What are the complications?

What is reactive hypoglycemia? How it is diagnosed? What is the treatment? Can it occurs suddenly?and What are the complications?

Hypoglycemia: low blood glucose in about 4 hours after eating, it is believed to be due to excessive insulin release after a high carbohydrate meal, it may be avoided by limiting sugar intake, eats small snacks, excercise regularly, avoid soft drinks that are rich in glucose or sucrose. it is not well known what causes that, but some people may have a deficiency in the hormone glucagon ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus? How prevalent is this type of diabetes and what are the health risks?

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What is diabetes mellitus? How prevalent is this type of diabetes and what are the health risks?

Too much sugar: In general, type 2 diabetes is consuming too many carbohydrates, and the body's inability to deal with the amount of sugar that comes from this. This is the type of diabetes that is usually caused by eating and lack of physical exercise, and according to the ada, is prevalent in 8.3% of the us population. Complications include heart, liver, and kidney disease, as well as strokes and amputation. ...Read more

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What causes the pain in feet when diabetes is also present?

What causes the pain in feet when diabetes is also present?

Many possibilities: Foot pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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