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Low Iron And Low Blood Sugar
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
A gastric (stomach)ulcer can cause slow bleeding therefore loss of iron, some
people may have multiple endocrine syndrome (men1) that causes tumors that secrete Insulin (insulinoma) and others that secrete gastrin (gastrinoma), consequently low sugar from too much Insulin and low iron from slow bleeding as a result of gastric ulcer, however low glucose and low iron may entirely be unrelated. ...Read more
Chest pain on&off. Tested for low iron. Results normal (iron 62, Ferrin 5). However low blood glucose of 56. (did not fast) Why blood glucose low?
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Chest pain on&off. Tested for low iron. Results normal (iron 62, Ferrin 5). However low blood glucose of 56. (did not fast). Age 25, Why low glucose?
Hmm... different lab:
Ferritin 5 is awfully low at every lab I've ever seen. Hypoglycemia can occur from medicines, starvation, a LOT of exercise, paradoxically from obesity and insulin insensitivity (so more is put out and the body eventually overreacts to it), elevated insulin levels (very very rare).
or. No clear cause (most common and common in your demographic group). ...Read more
Bp often70/95, fasting sugar 107, mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months, no vertigo, no low iron or blood count, no hypothyroidism, age59?
If your: If your blood pressure is 70/95 then there is a problem. Normally the systlic is higher meaning 95/70. that looks better, however the difference between the number is not much hence that could also signal a problem. See your primary doc to check for cortisol, aldosterone, and thyrone hormones. Then have him refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more
Bp often95/70, fasting sugar 107, mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months, no vertigo, no low iron or blood count, no hypothyroidism, age59?
My blood test shows low iron, low vitamin D, low pottasuim & low sugar do you know what cause would be? Can yeast overgrowth cause these?
Not yeast: Stephanie, if you become involved in the "yeast overgrowth" cult, the disinformation artists will keep you feeling sick for the rest of your life. It's made up. If you are truly iron deficient, you're losing blood OR poorly nourished and your physician needs to find the cause. Your physician is your best guide; labs only slightly outside the reference range are usually not evidence of disease. ...Read more
My sister, who is 25 years old, sleeps way to much. (about 14 hrs a day if given the opp) always complaining she is tired- etc. She has been checked for mono, low iron, blood sugar, has a history of a thyroid disorder, but last time she went to the doctor
Many causes: Lack of quality sleep has many causes and conditions that may be responsible. An overnight psg sleep test may help to determine if there are sleep disordered sleep conditions that are producing this lack of refreshing, quality sleep that can cause daytime tiredness. See a sleep specialist for further advise and recommendations. ...Read more
If as an adult: In adults low blood sugar can be cause by excessive secretion of Insulin or lack of secretion of the hormones that keep your blood sugar up when you are fasting, which are, cortisol, glucagon and growth hormone. In a baby all these plus many congenital metabolic problems that interfere with glucose (sugar) production. If you are overweight it might be pre- diabetes. ...Read more
Definition is key: True and clincally significant 'low blood sugar' is actually not as simple as 'below a cut-off.' for diabetics it is (we say <70 is low), bc they are on meds that can cause severe lows. But for non-diabetics/healthy ppl, sugar in 40's can be normal. It becomes a problem only if it causes true hypoglycemic symptoms- in that case, see endocrinologist for confirmation and evaluation of cause. ...Read more
Low blood sugar:
I don't get the question.
If you have diabetes and are on meds you should be able to control your blood sugar - at least increase your blood sugar level.
If you don't have diabetes how do you know you have low blood sugar?
Put this together and you need to go as soon as possible to the nearest Emergency Room and be evaluated.
If you have low blood sugar do not drive - have someone take you! ...Read more
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