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Is Hypoglycemia Hereditary
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause a healthy 24 year old to develop hypoglycemia? Had symptoms for about a year but they are geting more frequent now
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coma, death.: Hypoglycemia is a potentially life-threatening condition that can lead to cardiac arrest (heart stopping or going into an abnormal rhythm), coma, and death. In fact, hypoglycemia is more dangerous than hyperglycemia because of how rapid things may happen. The signs/symptoms include confusion, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and fatigue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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