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Is hypoglycemia related to stress?

Is hypoglycemia related to stress?

Hard to find data: However, one website does pose an interesting although somewhat controversial hypothesis that includes the concept of adrenal fatigue and stress. I think it is worth reading and will certainly provide you with more education about the biological underpinnings of stress.
www. Adrenalfatigue. Org/hypoglycemia
both stress and adrenal fatigue can contribute to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Would it be very likely for a person to manually induce hypoglycemia upon his or herself?

Would it be very likely for a person to manually induce hypoglycemia upon his or herself?

No: Unless you'manually' give yourself too much Insulin or 'manually' put too many glucose-lowering pills in your body. ...Read more

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Can stress induce cancer?

Can stress induce cancer?

Maybe it can: It has not been scientifically proven that stress causes cancer. Some viruses cause cancers, so it is possible that stress alters the way the body fights off or deals with viruses, and could make one more susceptible to developing cancers. Stress can alter the function of the immune system, perhaps making it harder for the immune system to detect and destroy mutant cells before they reproduce. ...Read more

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Can stress induce migraines/ massive headaches?

Can stress induce migraines/ massive headaches?

Yes: Treatment is available to prevent migraines. See your physician. ...Read more

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Can exercise or stress induce acid build up leading to heartburn?

Can exercise or stress induce acid build up leading to heartburn?

Possibly.: Exercise will not usually cause heartburn unless is it stressful. So, choose exercise you enjoy. In regards to stress, it is a mental perception where the vagas nerve is stimulated to produce more acid. If stomach acid enters the esophagus then one may experience "heartburn." this is because the ph of the stomach is 1 whereas that of the espohagus is higher (e.g., between 4-7). ...Read more

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Could anxiety/panic/stress really induce symptoms that feel severe and life-threatening?

Could anxiety/panic/stress really induce symptoms that feel severe and life-threatening?

It could feel that: Way if you are having a panic attack. However, panic attacks are not life threatening. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been under a lot of stress lately and my period is late. How can I relax to induce my period?

I have been under a lot of stress lately and my period is late. How can I relax to induce my period?

Irregular cycles: Some months you ovulate and some months you don't....that's when your period is irregular.

Do your best. You have no control over your hormones. ...Read more

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Can stress induce night terrors and seizure-like event in an adult?

Can stress induce night terrors and seizure-like event in an adult?

Yes: Stress has many effects upon the body. I don't know if it applies to you, but people who have seizure-like events which are not epilepsy, but due to various stresses and life events, have a very high incidence of prior abuse, sadly. Often it's a combination of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. ...Read more

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Can I b induce. ..im 33 wks prego...with hyperemesis gravidarum....im. Stressing out with this condition...

Can I b induce. ..im 33 wks prego...with hyperemesis gravidarum....im. Stressing out with this condition...

Unlikely: Few physicians would induce a patient at 33 weeks for hyperemesis gravidarum. While the nausea and vomiting can certainly be a debilitating problem there are means of treatment - the ultimate solution may be delivery, 39 weeks should be the goal for the end of your pregnancy. 37 weeks would likely be the minimal gestational age to consider elective delivery depending on the status of the baby. ...Read more

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What are potential long term effects for someone who was diagnosed with diet induced hypoglycemia as a baby?

What are potential long term effects for someone who was diagnosed with diet induced hypoglycemia as a baby?

None.: Tricky subject. Would need to know the exact cause of the hypoglycemia as there are many causes in babies / children. In general if they were not diagnosed with a significant metabolic abnormality the prognosis is excellent. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fastingexercise induced hypoglycemia. Any tips for when I train for a marathon?

What to do if I have fastingexercise induced hypoglycemia. Any tips for when I train for a marathon?

Marathon: Good luck with any marathon in which you run. You should carry some sugar containing fluid as you exercise and run.
Do not exercise to the point of being faint. ...Read more

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I have protein induced hypoglycemias. Could you recommend me an specialist please?

I have protein induced hypoglycemias. Could you recommend me an specialist please?

Endocrinologist: See an endocrinologist, They specialize in sugar problems. I noticed you also have fructose and lactose problems. That should be taken into consideration by your endocrinolgy specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have excercise induced hypoglycemia. I train intense martial arts, and drink 100% apple juice to help. Am I feeding a vicious cycle by doing so?

I have excercise induced hypoglycemia. I train intense martial arts, and drink 100% apple juice to help. Am I feeding a vicious cycle by doing so?

Hypoglycemia.: You might be right about that vicious cycle. You might be better served ingesting small meals containing complex carbohydrates and fiber every two hours or so. Remember, simple sugars in excess can trigger hypoglycemia. Complex carbohydrates would not cause insulin spikes and would give you sustained energy during your exercise. ...Read more

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I'm very insulin sensitive triathlete with protein induced hypoglycemia (specially leucine rich, like dairy). Do you know a doctor who can help me?

I'm very insulin sensitive triathlete with protein induced hypoglycemia (specially leucine rich, like dairy). Do you know a doctor who can help me?

Too much protein: Eating pure protein without any carbs does cause a drop in sugar shortly after eating. Protein needs to be balanced with some carbs to prevent this. If you look at the glucose response to protein (lower at first, then higher 3-4 hours later) and carbs (spike at first, then dip 3-4 hours later), they balance each other nicely. ...Read more

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What is stress-induced ischemia? How is it treated?

What is stress-induced ischemia? How is it treated?

Stress ischemia: Under the conditions of physical or emotional stress the more rapid heart rate and higher blood pressure can produce myocardial ischemia. It is treated with nitrates and beta blockers to try and reorder supply and demand. Stress induced peripheral ischemia is treated with peripheral vasodilator medications. ...Read more

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I believe I have excercise induced stress syndrome, how can I resolve this issue without undergoing surgery. Pain is not that extreme currently.

I believe I have excercise induced stress syndrome, how can I resolve this issue without undergoing surgery. Pain is not that extreme currently.

Do you mean:: Exercise induced compartment syndrome? Referred to as exertional compartment syndrome-eic is a tough diagnosis to make ; you are best served by seeing a specialist as medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) must be sorted out among other causes. Measurement of intracompartmental pressures pre and post exercise can be useful but hard to interpret. Surgery is not the only option--. ...Read more

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I heard stress increase arrhytmia risk. Does stress-induced arrhytmia resolve on its own after stress has been successfully managed or is it permanent?

I heard stress increase arrhytmia risk. Does stress-induced arrhytmia resolve on its own after stress has been successfully managed or is it permanent?

Resolves: Usually the increased arrhythmia risk is due to factors like increased adrenaline, which can increases your heart rate. Some people also consume more caffeinated products when stressed, which also increases arrhythmia risk. Once stress level returns to normal everything else should follow. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids stress induced?

Are hemorrhoids stress induced?

Agree w Dr Jacobson: Stress can be related to constipation which can be related to hemorrhoids. To address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or yoga. ...Read more

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What is stress induced seizures?

What is stress induced seizures?

Pseudo seizures: Are seizures like activity (non epileptic seizures) 2nd to severe anxiety or due to stressful situations. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a stress-induced illness?

How can I tell if I have a stress-induced illness?

Stress: First, need to rule out physiological causes, thru comprehensive physical exam & lab workup. If all is clear, consult a therapist to help u work on stress management. ...Read more

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Can rashes be stress induced?

Can rashes be stress induced?

Sometimes: If there is a clear relationship between experiencing a stressful situation and the onset of the rash, and it keeps happening this way, then the rash is clearly stress-induced. But rashes come and go for many reasons, and your doctor can help you evaluate what is going on. Rashes, and other illnesses, worsen with stress, though stress may not be the primary problem. ...Read more

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What is the reason for stress induced vasomoter rhintis in some people?

What is the reason for stress induced vasomoter rhintis in some people?

Norepinephrine: During stress norepinephrine or the adrenalin hormone is released. It causes vasoconstriction in certain blood vessels to increase blood flow to the brain and heart. A runny nose is a defense mechanism to eliminate germs and protect the body. ...Read more

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Could having stress induced cardiomyopathy cause or be caused by 1st degree av block?

Could having stress induced cardiomyopathy cause or be caused by 1st degree av block?

Av block: That can rarely lead to variable degrees of av block, but not vice versa ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to rid stressed induced trapezius tension?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to rid stressed induced trapezius tension?

To unload: The chronic stretch. Lay on the ground or mat face up, bend your arms to 90 angles at your shoulders and elbows and face your palms and nose up toward the ceiling. Breathe in and out deeply, and stay in this position 10 min. Repeat twice daily. ...Read more

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What is a stress induced coma? Can they breath on their own? What can you tell me about it

What is a stress induced coma? Can they breath on their own? What can you tell me about it

Not much: The concept of "stress-induced coma" has been studied in locusts -- but despite some bloggers commenting about themselves, I don't know of any human studies. Locusts can enter comas in response to stress. Neural and muscular systems shut down until the stress is removed. Could be an adaptive strategy to survive extreme environmental conditions. Not sure how that applies to these bloggers. :-). ...Read more

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Why are dobutamine-induced stress echocardiogram used?

Why are dobutamine-induced stress echocardiogram used?

Better information: A stress echo allows you to view heart function under a stressor. The stress is an elevation in heart rate and produced by the dobutamine. It allows us to see if your blood flow in the coronary ateries can meet demand. Is like economics, supply vs demand. ...Read more

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What can I do if I've had a stress-induced seizure?

What can I do if I've had a stress-induced seizure?

Generally...: It is very important to have an active process in managing your stress...with counselors or other team members to assist as you work on things. ...Read more

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I get stress-induced cold sores often. What can I do to prevent them?

I get stress-induced cold sores often. What can I do to prevent them?

Lysine: The the intake of the essential Amino Acid lysine may help you reduce the outbreak of cold sores. You can start with 500 mg tabs and possibly increase it to 1000 per day when you feel the cold sores coming out. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my boyfriend has "stress induced anxiety attacks", what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my boyfriend has "stress induced anxiety attacks", what do you suggest?

Panic disorder: , generalized anxiety disorder, or social anxiety disorder. These are the situations in which panic attacks or anxiety attacks are most likely to occur. Ask your boyfriend to see a psychiatrist and a psychologist for both medicinal and psychological treatment. He should see his family doctor first to have a physical cause of his symptoms ruled out. Best wishes for a happy and blessed holiday season. ...Read more

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To get rid of stress induced or irritation induced acene what within products should I look for?

To get rid of stress induced or irritation induced acene what within products should I look for?

Benzoyl peroxide: There are several over-the-counter acne treatments that have been shown to be effective. Creams containing benzoyl peroxide are helpful. Soaps containing salicylic acid can also be used to clean the skin, but sometimes are quite drying. If acne does not clear up with over-the-counter products, a person should see his primary care doctor for a full evaluation, or dermatologist for a skin exam. ...Read more

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Stress induced pain in tooth from grinding. What can I do?

Stress induced pain in tooth from grinding. What can I do?

See your dentist...: If a specific tooth takes the brunt of your excessive grinding, a dentist can adjust it so that it's more balanced with the other teeth--like balancing tires. Also he can construct a mouthguard that protects your teeth when you grind. The best thing you can do, if you can, is reduce your stress. Meanwhile, make a conscious effort not to clench by putting your tounge between your teeth. ...Read more

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Should eds patients not have chemical induced stress tests?

Should eds patients not have chemical induced stress tests?

Not Sure: I don't know of any specific contraindication to Adenosine stress test but you should convey your concerns to the doctor performing or ordering the test. ...Read more

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Is a full recovery from stress-induced chronic fatigue possible?

Is a full recovery from stress-induced chronic fatigue possible?

Yes: First you need a complete evaluation to rule out underlying causes of fatigue. This requires a comprehensive history physical and appropriate tests. If you are diagnosed with cfs, find a doctor who has experience and success in treating it. A holistic approach including addressing both physical, and psychological symptoms works best. You may need a team of doctors to help you recover. ...Read more