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Lupus Cause Reactive Hypoglycemia
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbalances including candidiasis, magnesium deficiency ; adrenal fatigue which in turn can contribute to hypoglycemia. See http://lymebytes.Blogspot.Com/2010/07/low-blood-sugar-in-lyme-disease.Html. ...Read more
Uncommon: In someone with a normal GI tract, hypoglycemia after a meal is very uncommon. To be fair, some people feel yucky 2 hr after eating a sugar-rich meal. But it is rarely a low blood sugar. Most people will not feel symptoms unless the blood glu is <60. I people who have had gastric bypass or other GI surgeries, post meal hypoglycemia can occur. One cause is nesidioblastosis. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzymes elevated platelets positive ANA fatigue hair loss muscle weakness joint pain frequent infections docs say idiopathic?
See Rheumatologist: I would recommend that you see a rheumatologist for a consultation. ...Read more
SLE: Is a systemic disease and is a form of vascullitis, which means that there is inflammation in the blood vessels as a result it is a multi-system disease and can affect any organ in the body. When the brain is affected it can lead to changes in mood, psychosis and even coma. Leukopenia is a recognized feature of SLE at some point in the course of the disease. It can affect the kidneys, joints etc ...Read more
What autoimmune Disease can mimic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (carbs exercise emotion- triggers) low t3 (liothyronine) (t4 normal,TSH normal-low) hypoglycemia?
Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Not always: Unfortunately, there is no single laboratory test that absolutely rules in or out systemic lupus erythematosis (sle). Although a highly positive antinuclear antigen (ANA) is common in sle, diagnosis is based on a careful history, physical exam and laboratory evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
hypoglycemia is a situation in which the blood sugar drops to a suboptimal level to sustain metabolism. The brain is one of the organs whose function solely depends on blood sugar. Hence you will be disoriented confused or hallucinate with hypoglycemia. The body has an inbuilt mechanism to combat this in a health individual.
Set-up a consult to find out why you have hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Yes: This is a tough question to answer as it depends what you mean by real. There are several things which cause reactive hypoglycemia but loosely this term refers to a style of digestion in which blood sugar suddenly drops to low enough levels to cause symptoms up to 4 hours after a meal. It is caused when the body is still releasing Insulin after a meal is digested resulting in a sugar drop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am waking up every night at 3 am with intense hunger pains! could remeron (mirtazapine) cause this? Or reactive hypoglycemia? What can I do to prevent this?
Don't know: Reported effects of Remeron (mirtazapine) include: increased appetite, weight gain, diarrhea nausea, vomiting, cholecystitis, and colitis. I don't know the cause of your hunger pains. Please notify your doctor. If you have severe abdominal pain - that warrants urgent evaluation. ...Read more
I have reactive hypoglycemia -under controland also gilbert's syndrome will either of these cause blurred vision and weakness during moderate exercise?
Gilbert's syndrome: Is a benign abnormality detectable only by lab tests. Personally, I have never seen a patient with true reactive hypoglycemia -- only ones that were misdiagnosed. It's not low glucose, only a return of glucose to normal after a meal in someone who is usually overweight and Insulin resistant. Finger stick glucose meters are not accurate enough to detect true hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?
Why do I have reactive hypoglycemia? It has gotten worse since i got pregnant. Ihave had an ultrasound of the pancreas and there was no tumor! causes?
I lift heavy 5x a week for an hour and eat about 1600 calories couldThe this cause reactive hypoglycemia, low t3, (liothyronine) occasional hypokalemia. ?
N+you don't have it: Biotin isn't useful for anything except increasing "health food" store revenue. 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 symptom 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 hypoglycem. ...Read more
Not so much: It is a response to hyperinsulinemia, which is the first step towards adult onset or type 2 diabetes. When one becomes obese, the body begins to ignore the message of insulin. The response in the pancreas is to secrete more insulin. When challenged with a meal the Insulin response is too much and when the meal is digested, there is still Insulin available but no food and the blood sugar drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please don't do this: Both "candida" and "hypoglycemia" are fad diagnoses. "Cleanses" can land you in the ICU. You may have found company and sympathy from "independent medical thinkers", but the price you'll pay is never feeling well again. You need a relationship with an evidence-based practitioner in your community who's open to holistic and complementary modes of healing. This will get you productive, feeling betr ...Read more
Different.: These are different things. Reactive hypoglycemia is an overly brisk response of your pancreas to a particularly sugary meal; too much insulin is released in the blood sugars plummet. Prediabetes is a slight elevation of your blood sugars in the longer-term which suggests a predisposition to diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: The best way to confirm hypoglycemia is by testing the sugar at the time of symptoms to see if is truly low (under 60). Many people with symptoms of hypoglycemia find that their sugars are actually normal when they are having symptoms, and that the symptoms are related to something else. ...Read more
In a number of ways: B"sd not uncommon situation - pre-diabetes can only be defined in retrospect i.e. if you get diabetes! States of insulin resistance such as PCOS may present with reactive hypoglycemia and rarely so can an insulinoma. As an endocrinologist will request a battery of tests to be done DURING hypoglycemia. Timing that can be very challenging. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: Eating small amounts of food more frequently. Avoid foods with high glycemic index (potato chips, cake, frosting, refined sugars) that spike your metabolic response then a few hours later you dump with low blood sugar. This dropping blood sugar several hours after metabolic spike drives your hunger. Be well. ...Read more
I have reactive hypoglycemia, is it ok for my fasting glucose to be sitting at 6.5 to 7.0 mmol with this condition?
No: 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. Don't waste your money on a GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. Remember, glucose meters are not very accurate in the low normal to hypoglycemic ranges. ...Read more
Reactive hypoglycemia 1,5 year after sleeve gastrectomy, any tips or medications to handle? Does it get any bettee?
Diet advice.: Your best bet would be to pursue nutrition advice with a registered dietitian. You likely need a tailored diet of small frequent meals with complex carbohydrates and fiber to keep the blood sugars from spiking after you eat. The spike it what leads to an oversecretion of insulin, which then lowers the blood sugar excessively. Find an RD who specializes in patients who've had weight loss surgery ...Read more
Is reactive hypoglycemia common in a young slim person? I keep geting symptoms of it but tested negative for diabetes
Thin pts report RH: There are many case reports & anecdotal evidence that reactive hypoglycemia (RH) can occur in someone who is slim (http://ehealthforum.com/health/skinny-people-with-reactive-hypoglycemia-t265917.html), but hard to say "common". It is usually diagnosed in teenagers or young adults, or after pts undergo bariatric surgery. It is a risk factor for diabetes but RH & diabetes rarely occur simultaneously ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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