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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 glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Herbs, minerals and:: It sounds like you have diabetes; have a doc check your HbA1c. Numerous herbs can help diabetes including gymnema sylvestre, cinnamon, bilberry, fenugreek seeds & momordica charantia, aloe vera, ginseng, pterocarpus marsupium & coccina indica. Vitamins & minerals including alpha lipoic acid, chromium & vandium can also benefit. See http://tinyurl.com/qekmre3 Also see http://tinyurl.com/yzamemc ...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 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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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

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more