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What should I do about iron deficiencies and low blood sugar?

What should I do about iron deficiencies and low blood sugar?

Need further workup: These are two unrelated conditions. For the iron deficiency, look for a reason (poor diet, blood loss) and then supplement the diet

for the low blood sugar, attn to diet is all that is needed. ...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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I have low blood pressure, low iron and my blood sugar is low. What causes this?

I have low blood pressure, low iron and my blood sugar is low. What causes this?

Not sure: Not sure what you have, but starvation could cause all 3. Are you on a special diet? Chronic blood loss (eg heavy periods) would cause the first 2. Finally, chronic pancreatitis could cause all 3 - do you have abdominal pain? ...Read more

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Blood tests show low sugar and iron. Have symptoms of ulcer. Is this likely to be the cause?

Blood tests show low sugar and iron. Have symptoms of ulcer. Is this likely to be the cause?

Low sugar/iron: 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

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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) Why blood glucose low?

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?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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What causes low blood sugar?

What causes low blood sugar?

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

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Low blood sugar. What causes it?

Low blood sugar. What causes it?

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

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What are low blood sugar symptoms?

What are low blood sugar symptoms?

Hypoglycemia: Blurry vision
rapid heartbeat
sudden mood changes
sudden nervousness
unexplained fatigue
pale skin
headache
hunger
shaking
sweating
difficulty sleeping
skin tingling
trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
loss of consciousness ...Read more

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What can I do for low blood sugar?

What can I do for low blood sugar?

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

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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 are symptoms of low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

Shaky: When your sugar is low, you can feel lightheaded, shaky and sweaty. ...Read more

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How can I increase my low blood sugar?

Diet: If you are not diabetic you can eat a hypoglycemic diet. That is small frequent feedings of things like meat, cheese, fish and nuts. Avoid refined carbohydrates like candy, donuts, white bread and alcohol. ...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

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more