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What are the aspects of stress causing blood sugar spikes and declines?

Dr. Jennie Law Dr. Law
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What are the aspects of stress causing blood sugar spikes and declines?

Insulin resistance: Stress hormones (cortisol) can make your Insulin less efficient, and if high over the long run, can contribute to obesity, which also makes Insulin less effective. When Insulin doesn't work as well, sugars can rise. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of the frequent urination when blood sugar is high?

What are the causes of the frequent urination when blood sugar is high?

Osmole: In simple terms, increased blood sugar causes kidneys to excrete more sugar. Sugar , being an osmole causes more water to be lost by the kidney, hence increased urination. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the body to diurese fluids when blood sugar is high?

What are the causes of the body to diurese fluids when blood sugar is high?

High glucose: When the nephrons filter the high glucose it obligates increase in water in the filtrate. ...Read more

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What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

Multiple: Brain uses glucose as its sole source of energy and low blood glucose levels can cause changes in mental status, anxiousness, sweating, dizziness, fainting coma and death. Elevated glucose levels impair immune function, cause microvascular damage, leading to blindness, kidney, heart disease and stroke. Very high glucose levels may also cause coma. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood sugar?

What are the effects of high blood sugar?

Several: Hi. The principle effects of hyperglycemia are dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Ketoacidosis is NOT an attendant phenomenon unless a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency is present. Hyperglycemia does not beget ketoacodosis - a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency does. If high enough or comorbid illnesses are present, hospitalization may be necessary; usually not, however. ...Read more

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Can having a abnormally high cortisol level in your body contribute to high anxiety and depression? And what are the symptoms of having high cortisol?

Can having a abnormally high cortisol level in your body contribute to high anxiety and depression? And what are the symptoms of having high cortisol?

Definitely.: High cortisol can cause myriad signs & symptoms: fatigue, decreased energy, impaired memory, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, crying, and depression. More info can be found at http://www.Integrativepsychiatry.Net/adrenal_fatigue.Html. I often use a specialty lab kit to test for cortisol and other adrenal hormones (saliva) as well as neurotransmitters (urine). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the signs of low blood sugar and how is it related to insulin?

What are the signs of low blood sugar and how is it related to insulin?

Insulin & Glucose: Insulin allows cells to use glucose as fuel. It helps to regulate blood sugar. Too much will bring blood sugar down putting/keeping it in storage and making it less available to cells. When this happens, hypoglycemia occurs. One may feel shaky, dizzy, headache, nausea, sweaty, etc. Which is a prompt to treat the low blood sugar. Severe lows can cause loss of consciousness, seizure, death. ...Read more

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What are the ways that diuretics modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

What are the ways that diuretics modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

Diuretics : By enhancing salt and water removal via the kidneys diuretics lower the intravascular volume thereby lowering BP as well as the overall volume the heart has to pump. ...Read more

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What are the ways that diabetes and high blood pressure effect each other?

What are the ways that diabetes and high blood pressure effect each other?

It may: Diabetes and associated with hyperlipidemia can cause artherosclerosis. That can make the arterial wall thick and rigid. Those pathological change can make the blood pressure go up. ...Read more

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What are the signs of high blood sugar?

What are the signs of high blood sugar?

Series of things: weight loss excess thirst excess urination sometimes stinging on urination ...Read more

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What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of low blood pressure based on the factors that maintain normal blood pressure?

What are possible causes of low blood pressure based on the factors that maintain normal blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: The body regulates blood pressure to prevent too much drop. This regulation and counter measures may be inadequate in certain conditions such as severe infections/inflammations, dehydration or blood loss, severe heart disease, neurologic disease, toxicity, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low blood sugar even after eating?

Needs evaluation: I assume you do not have diabetes or are on a diabetic medication. The first thing to do is to check your sugar when you think it may be low. Most people who think they have low sugar because of various symptoms, do not actually have a low sugar causing those symptoms. Occasionally one can have reactive hypoglycemia, where eating something sweet can cause a low sugar a few hours later. ...Read more

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What can the consequences of high blood sugar concentration be over time?

What can the consequences of high blood sugar concentration be over time?

Lots of problems: Diabetes is a bad disease. Control of sugar is key. Eye, nerve and kidney damage are more likely with poorly controlled sugar. There are now many ways to treat. ...Read more

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What are the cause of irregular blood sugar rate?

Myriad: Blood sugars are suppose to vary between 60-105. When it is higher this is diabetes by definition. Eating, exercise, illness, medications. Some people experience symptomatic hypoglycemia despite having blood sugars in the low normal range. ...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