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Is hypoglycemia hereditary?

Is hypoglycemia hereditary?

Perhaps: There are several different causes of hypoglycemia. Some causes are medical or drug induced and would not be hereditary. One form called reactive hypoglycemia is related to abnormal glucose metabolism and probably has some hereditary influences. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If I had hereditary fructose intolerance how much fructose would I need to consume to cause sudden hypoglycemia. Would a very small amount cause sympt?

If I had hereditary fructose intolerance how much fructose would I need to consume to cause sudden hypoglycemia. Would a very small amount cause sympt?

Rare: If you are 35 and carry this diagnosis I would only guess that you probably can tolerate small amounts of natural fructose and you should know that amount by now. If this is only a possibility would recommend abstaining from concentrated sugar foods, given your history of hypoglycemia. Talk to your doctor before challenging yourself with large amounts of sugar containing products. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia?

What is hypoglycemia?

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

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Can hypoglycemia be cured?

Can hypoglycemia be cured?

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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What causes? Hypoglycemia?

What causes? Hypoglycemia?

Usually sugar intake: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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How common is hypoglycemia?

Extremely: Because it is caused by chronic ingestgion of sugar. ...Read more

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What can cause hypoglycemia?

What can cause hypoglycemia?

4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things I found that make it worse are:
1. Eating sugar
2. Not eating often enough
3. Not eating protein often enough
4. Food sensitivities. ...Read more

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How does hypoglycemia start?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is usually caused by medications, either Insulin or oral medications that are prescribed for diabetes. Rarely hypoglycemia is caused by a tumor of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. ...Read more

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What does hypoglycemia mean?

What does hypoglycemia mean?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia another term for low blood sugar. But it doesn't mean you need more sugar. It means you need less. It means your body doesn't process sugars properly and you need less of them. ...Read more

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Why is hypoglycemia dangerous?

Why is hypoglycemia dangerous?

Yes, but only: If you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing as hypoglycemia in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. ...Read more

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How is hypoglycemia diagnosed?

How is hypoglycemia diagnosed?

Hypoglycemia.: We diagnose hypoglycemia if a patient has (1) appropriate symptoms of hypoglycemia, (2) documented low blood sugar, either by fingerstick or lab test, and (3) appropriate positive response (resolution of symptoms) with administration of glucose/sugar. ...Read more

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What is "silent hypoglycemia"?

What is "silent hypoglycemia"?

Silent Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia unawareness refers to the loss of early autonomic warning symptoms when a low glucose level occurs. This loss can predispose the patient to the development of severe neuroglycopenia (confusion/unconsciousness). ...Read more

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How can you treat hypoglycemia?

How can you treat hypoglycemia?

Due to what?: Diabetics taking too much Insulin or other meds need sugar or, if they cannot take by mouth, glucagon. Many people feel they have "hypoglycemia" and some actually do. Treatment of these depends on the cause of the true hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Is hypoglycemia a true illness?

No and yes: Hi. Any diabetic taking insulin will tell you how very real hypoglycemia is. However, there is an utter nonsense self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that is not in the same universe as "true illness". There are also true hypoglycemia cases (VERY rare) due to tumors or hyperplasia of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. So if you take insulin or your pancreas makes it inappropriately, yes ...Read more

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How can hypoglycemia be treated?

How can hypoglycemia be treated?

Depends: The most common type is caused by eating foods with too much sugar. The body makes too much Insulin in response, and your blood sugar goes down suddenly. Eat more protein, and much less starch, and no candy. If it caused by too much Insulin in a diabetic, it is an emergency. Take glucose gel or pills quickly, and have your doctor adjust your Insulin dosing. ...Read more

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What foods are for hypoglycemia?

Sugars ands carbs: The best treatment for hypoglycemia for diabetics is glucose tablets. They are easy to take and quantitate. Other options are drinks that contain simple sugars like o.J, non-diet soda or foods that are naturally sweet (candy, cookies etc). My favorite is milk; it has sugar in the form of lactose and the protein in it can be slowly converted to sugar. ...Read more

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How can I deal with hypoglycemia?

How can I deal with hypoglycemia?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with lean protein and as much as 50 grams of fiber for a woman/70 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Will children too get hypoglycemia?

Will children too get hypoglycemia?

Sure: A number of different conditions result in hypoglycemia in children: overdose of tylenol, (acetaminophen) accidental ingestion of glucose lowering drugs or alcohol, inborn errors of metabolism, ketotic hypoglycemia, etc. ...Read more

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What to eat on a hypoglycemia diet?

What to eat on a hypoglycemia diet?

Diabetic diet: A diabetic diet is good for both high and low blood sugars. Avoid fast carbs, white sugar, refined flour foods, high fat foods. Instead eat smaller amounts, proteins, complex carbs, eat more frequently. The goal is to avoid spikes in your metabolism. Okay to check in with your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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How does fasting cause hypoglycemia?

It should not: When your pancreas and liver are functioning properly, fasting should not cause hypoglycemia. If fasting causes hypoglycemia in you, you should be seen by your endocrinologist for further evaluation. Frequently we find there wasn't true hypoglycemia and something else was happening. ...Read more

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How much does hypoglycemia test cost?

How much does hypoglycemia test cost?

Inexpensive: The diagnosis is made with simple blood sugars, which are inexpensive. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for hypoglycemia?

What is a good diet for hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: There is no good diet for hypoglycemia.

If you have diabetes and take insulin you need to reduce the dose.

If you are not on medication for diabetes and your blood sugar is low please call your doctor and a visit to the Emergency Room would be important - and do that ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you fast if you have hypoglycemia?

Depends: It depends on the cause of hypoglycemia. Unless you actually have low blood sugar during periods of hypoglycemia, it's generally safe to not eat after midnight for a 8 am labs. ...Read more

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What do you use to treat hypoglycemia?

What do you use to treat hypoglycemia?

Treat or prevent?: When one has hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar (typically <70 mg/dl), the optimal treatment is to use a fast-absorbing quickly digested sugar (such as glucose tablets, orange juice, etc), so that one recovers quickly. If recurrent hypoglycemia occurs due to use of Insulin or other diabetes drugs, then you should talk to your doctor about adjusting those medication doses so to avoid hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have hypoglycemia?

How can I tell if I have hypoglycemia?

Define: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. There are rare syndromes where tumors or other conditions can cause hypoglycemia; bet you don't have one. See an endocrinologist if indicated ...Read more

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Could anybody get severe 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

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What can be done to treat hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: Consider taking 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate daily, which can aid in normalizing your blood sugar. However, it is best to avoid eating any kind of simple sugars, including white sugar, brown sugar, fructose, corn syrup and sugars from fruit juices. Frequent smaller meals high in protein are better for your hypoglycemia. Hope this helps you! ...Read more