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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Low Blood Sugar
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I was feeling sick not too long ago but now i got a low blood sugar and need surgery. What preparations should I make?
20 mg of prozac make you feel worse in the beginning? . if so how long does it take 2 feel better? also, can low serotonium cause low blood sugar?
SSRI: The unwanted effects from the medication can last up to two weeks. ...Read more
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'm diagnosed hypoglycemic. Can Creatine supplementation effect insulin in my body causing hypoglycemia effects(low blood sugar)?
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
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
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
Low blood sugar: Without delay, please go as soon as possible to your primary doctor or to an Endocrinologist! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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