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What does hypoglycemia mean?

What does hypoglycemia mean?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia another term for low blood sugar. But it doesn't mean you need more sugar. It means you need less. It means your body doesn't process sugars properly and you need less of them. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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How can I have high insulin resistance and hypoglycemia at the same time? Does this mean I am diabetic?

How can I have high insulin resistance and hypoglycemia at the same time? Does this mean I am diabetic?

Insulin resistance: Hi. When your body is insulin resistant, your pancreas, as long as it's able, secretes a larger amount of insulin to overcome the resistance; the larger amount of insulin may actually push your blood sugar to the lower end. You may not be diabetic at all, as long as your pancreas can secrete enough insulin to overcome the insulin resistance, although you're at risk. Eat healthily and exercise. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have the symptoms of hypoglycemia, yet your blood sugar is within normal limits?

What does it mean if you have the symptoms of hypoglycemia, yet your blood sugar is within normal limits?

Hypoglycemia?: If you have symptoms consistent with hypoglycemia but have tested negative for hypoglycemia, then perhaps your symptoms are not due to hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have the symptoms of hypoglycemia, yet your blood sugar is within normal limits?

What does it mean if you have the symptoms of hypoglycemia, yet your blood sugar is within normal limits?

It means you don't: Have hypoglycemia. The symptoms of "hypoglycemia" are not due to low sugar, but a drop in sugar from a higher level back to normal. This is what the body is supposed to do. This occurs in people who are overweight and Insulin resistant. Start eating less, and exercising more to lose weight and lower your chances of developing diabetes in the near future. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?

What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?

Not hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. 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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Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

Yes.: Hypoglycemia is abnormally low blood sugar levels. Though laboratories have different cut-offs, usually a blood sugar less than 70 mg/dl is considered low. Normally, the body regulates blood sugar to prevent extremely high or low blood sugar. There are some serious and some not so serious causes for hypoglycemia, and a thorough evaluation with appropriate testing is in order. ...Read more

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Diag w/ reactive hypoglycemia years ago. Just had a fasting insulin number of 8 (9-29 range) what does this mean? Strong family diabetes. I'm small

Diag w/ reactive hypoglycemia years ago. Just had a fasting insulin number of 8 (9-29 range) what does this mean? Strong family diabetes. I'm small

Doesn't mean much: Independent of a concomitant glucose an Insulin level doesn't mean much. If blood sugar is high, low, or normal with an Insulin level of 8 uu/ml, the interpretation is completely different. ...Read more

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I have high levels of hct and hgb what could that mean? I have always had cold fingers and toes with a bluish look to them. I also have hypoglycemia.

I have high levels of hct and hgb what could that mean? I have always had cold fingers and toes with a bluish look to them. I also have hypoglycemia.

Polycythemia: Elevated HGB and hct are called polycythemia. This can be caused by any condition that causes low oxygen levels in the blood such as heart or lung disease, or it may be caused by bone marrow problems. In any event, with your bluish fingers and toes pointing to low oxygen, you should see a doctor about this. ...Read more

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Does decorticate & decerebrate posturing during hypoglycemia followed by coma mean that a person has brain damage?

Does decorticate & decerebrate posturing during hypoglycemia followed by coma mean that a person has brain damage?

Posturing: It is definitely concerning to have this posturing. The ability to recover would relate to the amount of time the patient was hypoglycemic. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bruising?

What does it mean if I have bruising?

Purple skin mark: A bruise is a leakage of blood from a skin vein. Most bruises are caused by trauma to the skin in otherwise healthy people. If there is no trauma, it can signify something wrong with the vein, or with the bloods ability to coagulate properly, and can signify a blood disorder like leukemia. Older peope get arm bruises, and even tearing of the skin, from thin, sun damaged skin. ...Read more

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Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Depends: If you injure the neck you can cause bruising. If this bruise does not go away after a week or so see your MD ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

Hip bruise: Sounds like a contusion or ecchymosis. Usually comes from an injury or broken blood vessels. ...Read more

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I'm getting bruises for no reason what does that mean?

Bruises: Iif you are getting bruises for no reason, check with your doctor for a complete blood count. The most frequent cause of bruises is due to incidental trauma. ...Read more

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Why does it mean if I keep getting bruises for no reason?

Why does it mean if I keep getting bruises for no reason?

Blood disorder?: Could indicate serious problems like a clotting disorder, low platelets, bone marrow disorder, spleen problems, or blood/bone marrow cancer. You need to go to your doctor for an evaluation and blood tests as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a huge bruise around my kidneys what does this mean?

I have a huge bruise around my kidneys what does this mean?

See below: You need to be examined by your physician. Without an exam. It's hard to tell you exactly what is going on. I suggest you make a phone call now. ...Read more

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What does it mean when bruises appear on your body for no reason?

What does it mean when bruises appear on your body for no reason?

BRUISES ON BODY: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "FOR NO REASON."
BRUISES CAN BE DUE TO MANY THINGS:
MEDICATIONS FOR EXAMPLE, SUCH AS BLOOD THINNERS.
BUMPING INTO OBJECTS
INJURIES
FALLING ON FLOOR
VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY
ALSO DEPENDS ON HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN GOING ON
CHECK WITH YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR WITH A DERMATOLOGIST ...Read more

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What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

What does it mean when you bruise easily and they last a long time?

Coaguation: It usually means you have a coagulation problem, either with your clotting factors or blood platelets. See an internist or hematologist soon. ...Read more

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Why do I have a light green colored bruise on my arm? Does the color mean anything?

Why do I have a light green colored bruise on my arm? Does the color mean anything?

Bruise: Normally as a bruise becomes more yellow/green that means it is diminishing. Be sure to keep an eye on the area and see a doctor if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hemosiderin stains from bruises, what do they mean? Is there something a little off?

Hemosiderin stains from bruises, what do they mean? Is there something a little off?

Excessive Bruising?: You know bruises change color after a few days? Hemosiderin is iron product in our blood. After a few days it becomes darker in color. What is more imprtant is if you are egtting lots of bruises with minor impact or injury. Check Platelets count, Prothrombin and Partial Prothromin Time. You you have any abnormal bleeding from gums or other sites? . Excessive bruising must be checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a bruise feels cold?

What does it mean if a bruise feels cold?

The circulation is: Temporarily not as good in the area of the injury. Circulation feels nice & warm. Tissue which is not perfusing as well may feel cooler. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has bruises?

What does it mean when a woman has bruises?

How many?: A few bruises can be a normal response to hard work or exercise. A lot of bruises could mean somebody is beating her up. In the absence of any injury, it could mean a blood disorder or even a malignancy. See your doctor if bruises are numerous and persistent/recurrent. ...Read more

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What does it mean when big bruises show up?

What does it mean when big bruises show up?

BIG BRUISES: WHERE DO THE BRUISES APPEAR?
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS LIKE BLOOD THINNERS?
ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH?
PLEASE SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR SOON. . . ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get bruises without hurting yourself?

What does it mean when you get bruises without hurting yourself?

Could be related: To a number of conditions or just benign. Assume you are asking for yourself and at 22 it is not common to have spontaneous bruising as it would be with trivial trauma on the extremities in someone 60+. I would recommend you consult a physician for an exam. ...Read more

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What is a circle rash with bruises mean?

What is a circle rash with bruises mean?

Too many possible: There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What can frequent bloody noses and bruises mean?

What can frequent bloody noses and bruises mean?

Many things: Frequent bloody noses and easy bruising should be evaluated by a doctor. Often these are normal occurrences due to trauma or environment (seasonal allergies and excessive nose blowing). It could represent an underlying problem such as a blood disorder or genetic condition. Either way, best to go to your doctor and get a simple blood test or at least discuss the issue. ...Read more

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What does it mean a bruise on the lower part of heart?

What does it mean a bruise on the lower part of heart?

Bruise: We generally don't speak in terms of bruise on the heart. Ask your source for this terminology what they mean. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more