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Does hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) normally cause tingling in the tongue or mouth?

Does hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) normally cause tingling in the tongue or mouth?

No: "hypoglycemia" is usually a fad diagnosis popular with little scientific basis. The familiar queezy postprandial syndrome is actually the result of overactive stress hormones making the blood sugar stay normal. I'd look for a different cause if your mouth is tingling. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Dim vision, loss of balance, blood rush through head and almost fainting. Was that from low blood sugar?

Dim vision, loss of balance, blood rush through head and almost fainting. Was that from low blood sugar?

Probably not: Low blood sugar usually causes sweating, tremors, headaches, and palpitations. It would need to be very prolonged or severe to cause confusion or loss of consciousness. The symptoms you mention are most often caused by reduced blood flow to the brain, from low blood pressure. You should be checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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I get faintness after exercising, heartbeat feels faint, feels as not enough blood going to head, not low blood sugar as have eaten, have to lie down,?

I get faintness after exercising, heartbeat feels faint, feels as not enough blood going to head, not low blood sugar as have eaten, have to lie down,?

Multiple: Factors at play. It is advised to obtain a complete history and physical exam with your primary doctor, including full laboratory panel, EKG and possible see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Several blood blisters that look black on my tongue, happens after eating ice cream, I also get flank pain after eating sugar is it related?

Several blood blisters that look black on my tongue, happens after eating ice cream, I also get flank pain after eating sugar is it related?

Normal and no: The change in color with cold is normal for the tongue spots and I cannot think why you should get flank pain after sugar ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 and if she doesn't eat in the morning has low blood sugar levels in the 50's. When she eats it usually goes up to 110. She has fainted a few times if she skips breakfast and becomes very sleepy and goes to sleep. She has had blood work

Diet suggestion: Reactive hypoglycemia can be seen at this age. Important to offer complex carbohydrates/protein in small volumes six times a day. If overweight or strong family history diabetes consult her MD for lipoprotein subclass testing for insulin resistance syndrome.
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How do people treat low blood sugar?

How do people treat low blood sugar?

Diet: Of course, much depends on the underlying cause, but in general, avoiding simple carbohydrate (sugars) and replacing them with complex (think fiber, whole grains), and protein ;and considering more frequent, smaller meals. ...Read more

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What can I eat to help low blood sugar?

What can I eat to help low blood sugar?

Many ways: Eat a balanced diet. Eat more frequently. Eat less refined sugars and include more protein and perhaps fat. Don't miss meals and stay away from colas, candy, pastries and other such sweets. A 6 time a day meal plan that includes a mixture of complex carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber are good for you. If you have recurring problems, see your pcp and perhaps a nutritionist/dietician/ get ck. ...Read more

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What can I do about my low blood sugar?

What can I do about my low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: How do you know your blood sugar is low?
How are you checking and what low levels are you getting?
If regularly below 70 before breakfast please see your primary doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get low blood sugar?

What can I do to not get low blood sugar?

Do you have low suga: The body naturally adjusts the blood levels of sugar, mainly glucose. If you have low blood glucose, you should be investigated to determine the cause and treat the cause. Otherwise, in a healthy person, usual balanced diet is sufficient to maintain normal blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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What can do to increase my low blood sugar?

What can do to increase my low blood sugar?

Cause?: Many causes of hypoglycemia. First thing is to confirm low blood sugars in a lab. If truly low, what is the reason for low blood sugars? Is this reactive hypoglycemia? Fasting hypoglycemia? Adult onset metabolic disorder? Treatment is contingent upon a diagnosis. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done to help my low blood sugar?

What can be done to help my low blood sugar?

Uncommon: 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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What to do immediately if I get low blood sugar?

Treat it: Hi. Are you a diabetic on insulin? Those are the only people commonly at risk for hypoglycemia. If you are on insulin, you should always keep your blood glucose meter and a source of sugar nearby. If you are very low, treat with liquid sugar; it works faster than candy, cookies, etc. You should keep glucagon on hand, assuming you're insulin treated, for others to use if you're unconscious. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to eliminate low blood sugar?

What is the best diet to eliminate low blood sugar?

First the cause: If you have low blood sugar, the cause has to be established before treatment can really be instituted for prevention. Certain foods may exacerbate hypoglycemia depending on which you have. Metabolic disorders, Insulin resistance/diabetes, possible Insulin tumor, etc. You need to establish a diagnosis of hypoglycemia with lab tests. Blood sugars have to be less than 65 mg/dl to be considered low. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods are good for low blood sugar?

Can you tell me which foods are good for low blood sugar?

Diabetic?: Hi. I assume (hate to do that) that you're diabetic on a drug that can cause hypoglycemia. Treat low blood sugar with sugar! Your doctor treating your diabetes should go over this with you. If it's a scary low, but you can treat yourself, I suggest liquid sugar (juice, sugar soda). If not scary low, you can do solid sugar (candy, etc). If you're unconscious, have someone give glucagon or call EMTs ...Read more

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What causea high or low blood sugar? How can one control it

Diet and exercise: High blood sugar means diabetes. Low blood sugar is a problem if you're taking diabetic meds. Otherwise, it depends on how low and if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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What is considered low blood sugar within 3 hours of eating?

What is considered low blood sugar within 3 hours of eating?

Blood sugar: You need to measure your blood sugar before breakfast, document what you had for breakfast and between breakfast and lunch, then re-check your blood sugar before lunch.
Those numbers should be close to each other.
If there is a big drop or a big gain between breakfast and lunch I would strongly suggest you see either your doctor or a dietitian to get things under better control. ...Read more

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How long before could you die from not treating low blood sugar?

How long before could you die from not treating low blood sugar?

Depends but rare: Blood sugars below 50 can be lethal. Rapidly decreasing blood sugar can cause cardiac arrhythmia and increase risk for death. There is no simple answer to your question. Best to treat blood sugars below 80, and monitor blood sugar for trends. If you use insulin, talk to your doctor about this issue. Small frequent intake of food is a good start. Be well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low blood sugar symptoms. How do I control it?

What to do if I have low blood sugar symptoms. How do I control it?

Diabetic?: We need more information. Are you a diabetic? Are you on medications? If you have severely low glucose (<50) and are not on any meds, then you need to see an internist or endocrinologist for a medical work-up. You could have an Insulin tumor, or you could just be genetically hard-wired to produce more than the average amount of Insulin after a meal (especially if sugary or high-carb) ...Read more

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Why might it be that my low blood sugar condition worsens while in the sun?

Why might it be that my low blood sugar condition worsens while in the sun?

You don't have it: In addition, 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 you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Low glucose only ocurrs when treating diabetes, cancer, renal/hepatic diseas. ...Read more

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I have low blood sugar. What foods should I eat when my sugar levels fall too low?

I have low blood sugar. What foods should I eat when my sugar levels fall too low?

Prevent low sugar: How low is low? Any symptoms? You didn't list any medications or conditions that would explain why you have low sugar. Juice or small piece of hard candy, even glucose tablets, are often used to treat low sugars. But better to prevent event rather than keep treating. So talk to your doctor & get diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous. ...Read more

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How to diet when you have low blood sugar?

Low carbs: If you are not diabetic you probably have what is known as reactive hypoglycemia. This means that when you eat sugar the blood sugar rises and then later dips down too low. The way to avoid this is to eat a six-meal restricted carbohydrate regimen. If you have diabetes you should review your medications - you may be taking too much. ...Read more

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How can we cure low blood sugar in a baby?

It depends: The cure for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) depends on the cause. Depending on the severity and the overall situation, a pediatrician, neonatologist, or a pediatric endocrinologist can be helpful in determining the cause of hypoglycemia and directing further care and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can diindolylmethane cause low blood sugar?

May be the bypass: This is an interesting compound, derived from a compound in veggies. In the test tube, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc properties, although whether this translates to clinical effects is not known. None of it's in vitro properties suggest hypoglycemia. However, I see you've listed bariatric surgery. That can cause hypoglycemia through several mechanisms. ...Read more

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How to I avoid low blood sugar when dieting?

How to I avoid low blood sugar when dieting?

Low BS diet: How to I avoid low blood sugar when dieting? ANS should not be a problem. Recommend the DASH eating plan as best diet to eat from here on. Set calories so you are eating less than you burn. My record pt wt lass with DASH is 70 lbs. Good luck. Get this exact book. Read and follow. Good luck. Keep us posted.

ISBN 9780743410076 ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Blistering (Definition)

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