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Doctor insights on: What Are The Long Term Effects Of Low Blood Sugar

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Does long term amatryptaline cause low blood sugar?

Does long term amatryptaline cause low blood sugar?

No.: Amitriptylene is a tricyclics antidepressant, used at low doses for chronic pain and insomnia, and at higher doses for depression. It should not contribute to low blood sugar if taken as directed. ...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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What long term effects do unstable blood sugar have on your body?

What long term effects do unstable blood sugar have on your body?

Many: Long term uncontroled blood sugar affects your micro- circulation, those small blood vessels that provide nurishment to your retina(your eye camera), your kidneys ( your body filter) and your small nerves (those who give you sensation of pain and let your skin know when it is being damged. Accelarates other problems like coronary heaart disease and senile dementia. ...Read more

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How long before could you die from not treating low blood sugar?

How long before could you die from not treating low blood sugar?

Depends but rare: Blood sugars below 50 can be lethal. Rapidly decreasing blood sugar can cause cardiac arrhythmia and increase risk for death. There is no simple answer to your question. Best to treat blood sugars below 80, and monitor blood sugar for trends. If you use insulin, talk to your doctor about this issue. Small frequent intake of food is a good start. Be well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had issues with my low blood sugar for a long time now and have suffered for it immensely?

What to do if I have had issues with my low blood sugar for a long time now and have suffered for it immensely?

Define: Hi. I hate to assume, but I have to assume you're a diabetic taking insulin. Insulin-induced hypoglycemia is scary & potentially dangerous. Check your blood sugar frequently. Go over your blood sugar goal range with your doctor. Be safe, but also be diligent with your diabetes control! ...Read more

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If you get shaky from low blood sugar, then eat something to help it- how long does it take for the body to absorb it and stop the shaky response?

If you get shaky from low blood sugar, then eat something to help it- how long does it take for the body to absorb it and stop the shaky response?

Treat Hypoglycemia: The sugar you take gets absorbed to the blood stream, in the mouth and the stomach.
It would take 3-4 minutes for symptoms to improve and for the blood sugar to build up ...Read more

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How long should it take for a low blood sugar of 50 to come up after having 15 carbs as instructed?

How long should it take for a low blood sugar of 50 to come up after having 15 carbs as instructed?

A few minutes: It would depend on the type of sugar taken. Ingesting glucose would raise it the fastest.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I was feeling sick not too long ago but now i got a low blood sugar and need surgery. What preparations should I make?

I was feeling sick not too long ago but now i got a low blood sugar and need surgery. What preparations should I make?

Talk: You should talk with your surgeon prior to your operation. Your surgeon will tell you everything you need to know about how to prepare for surgery. Let your anesthesiologist know about your blood sugar prior to your operation as well. ...Read more

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I didn't eat for a few hours and felt sweaty & shaky, then better after eating- is this diabetes or just low blood sugar from waiting too long to eat?

I didn't eat for a few hours and felt sweaty & shaky, then better after eating- is this diabetes or just low blood sugar from waiting too long to eat?

Need labs: Seems kinda severe to have sweating and shakiness just from a few hours without food. Need fasting labs to rule out diabetes, insulinoma, or just your normal reaction to fasting. See a doctor to get check up and labs. ...Read more

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What can be done to quickly treat low blood sugar?

What can be done to quickly treat low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Quickly give yourself some food or drink with high calorie content.
Then take yourself as soon as possible to an Endocrinologist to help you adjust your diabetes management.
If you always have low blood sugar that can be taken care of fairly quickly! ...Read more

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I got low blood sugar. What can I take to help me?

I got low blood sugar. What can I take to help me?

How low?: Hi. Many people call things "hypoglycemia" that have nothing to do with blood sugar. Are you a diabetic on blood sugar lowering drugs (particularly insulin)? If not, you probably don't have low blood sugar. If you ARE a diabetic on insulin (or less likely, a sulfonylurea), You should check your blood sugar when you think you might be low. Talk with your doctor about a good goal BG range. ...Read more

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At which level do the symptoms for low blood sugar start?

At which level do the symptoms for low blood sugar start?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall and the cause of fall (excess Insulin after a heavy meal) are important factors. Blood sugar below 80 should be monitored closely. Many patients have symptoms, (sweating, tingling, anxiety, shaky) below 65. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with low blood sugar ?

What symptoms are typically associated with low blood sugar ?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can you do when you are disoriented from low blood sugar?

What can you do when you are disoriented from low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Without delay, please go as soon as possible to your primary doctor or to an Endocrinologist! ...Read more

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Have low blood sugar. Try to fix it but nothing works. What can I do?

See a doctor: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is an extremely rare disorder. Most people who think they have low sugar have symptoms like shakiness, anxiety, lightheadedness, fatigue that appear to get better when they eat. However, most of these people do not actually have low sugars during symptoms. You need to see a doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I control low blood sugar we're and what medication should I take.

How can I control low blood sugar we're and what medication should I take.

Hypoglycemia: Why do you think you have "low blood sugar"? Did a doctor do a glucose test on you and if so why? Are you on any medications? The treatment for low blood sugar is a proper diet. ...Read more

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What to do if i think my child is suffering from low blood sugar. How do I know?

By blood sugar test: Children with low blood sugar have different symptoms than babies with low blood sugar. If blood sugar falls low rapidly, symptoms may be anxiety, perspiration, rapid heart beat, shaking, vomiting, weakness, and seizure. If it occurs all the time, the symptoms may be headache, dizziness, personality change, increased appetite, seizures, loss of consciousness, and others. Blood sugar level is. ...Read more

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What causes low blood sugar levels?

What causes low blood sugar levels?

Low blood sugar: It could be:

1: Your body making too much insulin -most likely
2: Your diet and exercise pattern is not OK - less likely.

You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar mess with blood work?

Can low blood sugar mess with blood work?

What are you asking?: Low blood sugar is a blood value, one of >hundreds of thousands of molecules within blood plasma which is composed of water+electrolytes+proteins, etc. The plasma (blood without the cells) is yellow because of the proteins & the component from which momentary blood glucose is measured (other sugars usually not measured). Conversely, HbA1c measures glucose withing RBCs & attached to hemoglobin. ...Read more

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How to diet when you have low blood sugar?

Low carbs: If you are not diabetic you probably have what is known as reactive hypoglycemia. This means that when you eat sugar the blood sugar rises and then later dips down too low. The way to avoid this is to eat a six-meal restricted carbohydrate regimen. If you have diabetes you should review your medications - you may be taking too much. ...Read more

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How can we cure low blood sugar in a baby?

It depends: The cure for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) depends on the cause. Depending on the severity and the overall situation, a pediatrician, neonatologist, or a pediatric endocrinologist can be helpful in determining the cause of hypoglycemia and directing further care and evaluation. ...Read more

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What is dangerously low blood sugar level?

Below 60 mg: Normal sugars run between 60-90mg. Most people develop symptoms of hypoglycemia as the blood sugar level gets down to 60mg or lower. Hypoglycemia is a dangerous condition. ...Read more

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Can diindolylmethane cause low blood sugar?

May be the bypass: This is an interesting compound, derived from a compound in veggies. In the test tube, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc properties, although whether this translates to clinical effects is not known. None of it's in vitro properties suggest hypoglycemia. However, i see you've listed bariatric surgery. That can cause hypoglycemia through several mechanisms. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to have low blood sugar?

Why is it dangerous to have low blood sugar?

Body functions: Your brain and heart muscle use glucose directly from the blood as their energy source. They have no backup source. If it gets too low you go into a coma (brain doesn't work) and may suffer a seizure. Your heart may also begin to have irregularities in it's beat and malfunction. ...Read more

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What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

Cause?: Many causes of hypoglycemia. First thing is to confirm low blood sugars in a lab. If truly low, what is the reason for low blood sugars? Is this reactive hypoglycemia? Fasting hypoglycemia? Adult onset metabolic disorder? Treatment is contingent upon a diagnosis. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent low blood sugar?

What should I do to prevent low blood sugar?

Diabetic diet: A diabetic diet is good for avoiding both high and low blood sugars. Knowledge of carbohydrates and calorie counting is part of diabetic diets. Basically avoid fast carbs, white sugar, refined flour foods, high fat foods. Instead eat smaller meals. Eat more frequently. The goal is to avoid spikes in your metabolism. Okay to check in with your doc. Be well. ...Read more