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Doctor insights on: What Effect Does Low Blood Sugar Have On Svt

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Does low blood sugar sometimes trigger svt?

Does low blood sugar sometimes trigger svt?

Probably yes.: With low blood sugar, the body kicks in it's own protective mechanisms to raise blood sugar levels to feed the brain and rest of the body. Adrenalin is released which helps block the effect of Insulin (which lowers the blood sugar). Adrenalin also causes the release of glycogen (starch) from the liver to elevate the bs. Adrenalin is a stimulant and "heart accelerator". It could trigger svt. ...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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Low blood sugar causing SVT episode, how to deal with this?

Low blood sugar causing SVT episode, how to deal with this?

SVT: If you know for sure that low blood sugar triggers svt, you want to try and see that you maintain a level blood sugar by frequent small meals. ...Read more

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Can High Blood Sugar Bring on an Episode of SVT?

Can High Blood Sugar Bring on an Episode of SVT?

Hypoglycemia and SVT: SVT more often seen with hypoglycemic episodes.
Suggest ambulatory glycaemic monitoring.
DM complications include IHD - suggest ECG and holter monitoring. ...Read more

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Can GERD/Anxiety mimic Low Blood Sugar? Have GAD and GERD, get symptoms like LBS, but all tests are between 78 - 120 with a rare low fasting reading.

Can GERD/Anxiety mimic Low Blood Sugar? Have GAD and GERD, get symptoms like LBS, but all tests are between 78 - 120 with a rare low fasting reading.

Hypoglycemia: Anxiety can certainly mimic low blood sugar, making you shake and feel tired and sometimes "wired" as well. Talk to your doctor about medications that would help anxiety, as the readings between 78-120 shouldn't cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do for low blood sugar?

What can I do for low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: I don't get the question.
If you have diabetes and are on meds you should be able to control your blood sugar - at least increase your blood sugar level.

If you don't have diabetes how do you know you have low blood sugar?

Put this together and you need to go as soon as possible to the nearest Emergency Room and be evaluated.

If you have low blood sugar do not drive - have someone take you! ...Read more

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How can I increase my low blood sugar?

How can I increase my low blood sugar?

Diet: If you are not diabetic you can eat a hypoglycemic diet. That is small frequent feedings of things like meat, cheese, fish and nuts. Avoid refined carbohydrates like candy, donuts, white bread and alcohol. ...Read more

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How simple is it to get low blood sugar?

How simple is it to get low blood sugar?

Depends on what drug: Hi. That totally depends on what drug (s) you're being treated with. I'm gonna go out on a limb and presume you're a diabetic. If you're on insulin, it's easy to get hypoglycemic, especially if you're type 1. If you're type 2 on any combination of metformin, a GLP-1 drug, a DPP4 inhibitor, an SGLT2 inhibitor, it's hard to get too low; insulin easy, sulfonylurea drug possible but not super easy. ...Read more

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How rare is fainting from low blood sugar?

How rare is fainting from low blood sugar?

Quite common: If you are on insulin and do not check your blood sugars or skip meals it can easily happen. If you are not on insulin it is very uncommon. You should see your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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What should I do about my low blood sugar?

What should I do about my low blood sugar?

You don't have it: In addition, in my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Low glucose only ocurrs when treating diabetes, cancer, renal/liver disease. ...Read more

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What are signs of low blood sugar in most people?

What are signs of low blood sugar in most people?

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

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What does it mean for a person to have low blood sugar?

What does it mean for a person to have low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Low blood sugar is very dangerous and could lead to seizure, coma and even death. Mildly low blood sugar could cause anxiety, sweating, palpitations, dry mouth and confusion. ...Read more

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Please explain which foods are good for low blood sugar?

Please explain which foods are good for low blood sugar?

Diabetic?: Hi. I assume (hate to do that) that you're diabetic on a drug that can cause hypoglycemia. Treat low blood sugar with sugar! Your doctor treating your diabetes should go over this with you. If it's a scary low, but you can treat yourself, I suggest liquid sugar (juice, sugar soda). If not scary low, you can do solid sugar (candy, etc). If you're unconscious, have someone give glucagon or call EMTs ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are in the low blood sugar diet?

High proteins low ca: Low carbohydrate diets will provide lesser amounts of sugar. So avoid sweets, use high protein diets which include soy products including tofu, eggs, nuts and low fat dairy products like milk and yogurt. If you need additional help, add exercise...This will help you to lower your sugar and bring your weight down which helps your pancreas to lower your blood sugars much better. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar be apparent on the outside of the body?

Can low blood sugar be apparent on the outside of the body?

"That look": Since young kids with diabetes can't express that they feel low blood sugars, many parents of young children with diabetes can identify "that look" when they think the child has low blood sugar. Some will get shaky, pale, sweaty, and stare off. Some get really cranky, tired, and hungry. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is hypoglycemia/low blood sugar hereditary?

I'm not sure but is hypoglycemia/low blood sugar hereditary?

Are you on insulin?: Hi. Unless you take insulin or have a vanishingly rare genetic syndrome, your "hypoglycemia" is not real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. Unfortunately, "hypoglycemia" is a very popular self diagnosis, but it is not true hypoglycemia and has nothing to do with your blood sugar. Diabetes can be hereditary, and if treated with insulin, that would be true hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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I might have low blood sugar so how can I increase my low blood sugar?

I might have low blood sugar so how can I increase my low blood sugar?

Best to know: Before you try to increase your blood sugar, make sure you know what your blood sugar is. If you are diabetic, then finger stick with your glucose monitor. If you are not diabetic, then go see your doc for labs and exam. Low blood sugars can be dangerous, so proper diagnosis first. Then treatment. Be well. ...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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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

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What are low blood sugar signs and symptoms?

What are low blood sugar signs and symptoms?

Low symptoms: Symptoms may include: shakiness, hunger, nausea, fatigue, headache, behavior changes including combativeness, loss of consciousness, seizure, etc. ...Read more

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Is diabetes related to low blood sugar or not?

Is diabetes related to low blood sugar or not?

Yes, in many ways: 1. Before a patient at risk for diabetes gets diabetes, they may have late 'post-prandial hypoglycemia'
2. If on sulfonylureas / glinides or Insulin can get hypoglycemia

discuss in detail with your md! ...Read more

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What occurs if you had a low blood sugar level?

Weak and Shaky: Most of my patients complain of feeling weak & shaky when their blood glucoses get low. Others complain of a cold sweat; especially if it wakes them up in the middle of the night. Some patients have no symptoms of mild hypoglycemia and this is concerning. Be sure to always carry a rapid acting carbohydrate, such as glucose tablets, with you to treat hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Is low blood sugar an absolute sign of diabeties?

Not necessarily: Patients with documented low blood sugars could have Insulin resistance +/- type 2 diabetes. But there are other causes of low blood sugars which need to be taken into account when patients are being medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

Many symptoms: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause shakiness, weakness, ravenous appetite, confusion, sweating, increased heart rate, and even passing out. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) often does not have symptoms until it is very high (over 300), when people can then experience thirst and frequent urination, blurred vision, rapid weight changes, mental changes, and also unconsciousness. ...Read more

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