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Why is sugar a problem if too high?

Why is sugar a problem if too high?

Diabetes is bad!: Too much sugar in the blood is a sign of diabetes. In diabetes, the extra glucose or sugar, in the blood can cause lots of organs to not function properly over time, most importantly the heart and blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes. This needs to be diagnosed quickly and treated aggressively for prevention of damage to these organs! ...Read more

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What happens if the blood pressure is too low or too high?

What happens if the blood pressure is too low or too high?

Blood pressure: Too high pressure causes heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. Too low pressure can cause these and other problems. Something like an electric device, too much current it burns out, too little current it doesn't work. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when your blood pressure is too high or too low?

Please help! what happens when your blood pressure is too high or too low?

For how long?: For the most part, high blood pressure for a short time, days to months won't make too much of an effect, which is why it's referred to as the silent killer. Of course, if it's too high for a longer period of time, you can end up w/stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, etc. Blood pressure that's too low can make you feel weak, woozy, lightheaded, dizzy & possibly even faint. Think like Goldilocks ...Read more

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What will happen if your blood sugar stays to high for too long?

What will happen if your blood sugar stays to high for too long?

See details: You are diabetic and the longer you sugar remains uncontrolled the more likely you are to have complications of the diabetes such as vascular disease, nerve damage and kidney disease. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when your blood pressure is too high?

Please help! what happens when your blood pressure is too high?

Short term vs long: High blood pressure is usually silent in the short-term. That's why it's so difficult to treat b/c the best you'll notice from your BP lowering meds is no side effects. It's not like pain meds or antibiotics after which you'll notice an immediate difference. However, if you ignore high BP in the long run, you increase your risk for death, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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How do you if your sugar is high or low?

A simple test: Ask your doctor to order a fasting blood sugar and/or a 2 hour 2 or 4 hour glucose tolerance test. You will have your answer pretty fast. ...Read more

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What will happen if your heart rate is too low?

What will happen if your heart rate is too low?

You die: Well, only if it's too low to support life! You mean pretty low but not that low. Some people tolerate a heart rate in the 40's or even 30's with no symptoms. Most often, when the heart rate is that low, one feels fatigue, dizziness, and may even have chest pain or pass out. A dangerously high potassium, thyroid disorder or too much of a medication might cause this. Some require a pacemaker. ...Read more

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How low is too low when it comes to your blood sugar?

How low is too low when it comes to your blood sugar?

You don't have it: In addition, in my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of true hypoglycemia except after therapy for diabetes, or in cancer, liver or kidney disease, prior GI surgery etc. 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. ...Read more

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What could happen if your blood glucose levels get too high?

What could happen if your blood glucose levels get too high?

Many consequences: You can get dehydrated with very high blood sugar. This can lead to fatigue, dizziness, confusion... At high enough number, you can get very confused, go into coma and if not treated correctly and timely, death can occur. The first thing to do if your bs start climbing is to start drinking water, then seek help (call physician...). ...Read more

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What to do if i know your blood sugar levels drop on your period but is 42 too much of a drop?

What to do if i know your blood sugar levels drop on your period but is 42 too much of a drop?

If it was a : Finger-stick glucose, forget it- it's not accurate at low levels. Your body doesn't allow glucose to drop too low unless you are on therapy for diabetes, or have cancer, kidney or liver disease, prior GI surgery, etc. ...Read more

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What happens if my sugar level is low?

What happens if my sugar level is low?

Low sugar: The usual symptoms of acute low blood sugar, hypoglycemia, are shakes, sweats, irritability, confusion, resolved quickly by ingestion of a sugar load. ...Read more

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What happens if you have too high of an estrogen level?

What happens if you have too high of an estrogen level?

Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone producing ovarian tumor. You may be referring to a lack of ovulation with low Progesterone making estrogen dominate. Your gyn can evaluate. ...Read more

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What happens when your blood sugar gets too low?

Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
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What happens when your blood sugar gets too low?

Hypoglycemia symptom: The most common cause of low blood sugar or glucose is from use of diabetes medication --insulin or sulfonylurea. When blood glucose is <60 mg/dl (threshold different for everyone), two sets of reaction occur. 1) brain can't function -- confusion, dizzy, fatigue, emotional, slow reflexes, even coma, seizures. 2) adrenaline increases-- fast heart beat, tremors, hungry, sweating, nervous, hunger. ...Read more

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What happens if you correct the blood sugar too quickly in diabetic ketoacidosis?

Possible coma: You can induce cerebral edema and coma, but doctors and nurses are careful and take measures to avoid such complications. Ketoacidosis is a life-threatening emergency, however, and can have an up to 5% mortality. ...Read more

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What HDL level is normal? What happens if it's too high?

What HDL level is normal? What happens if it's too high?

Over 40 mg%: Over 40-50 is normal but the higher the HDL Cholesterol (good) , the better. HDL cholesterol could be naturally high and improves with aerobic exercise. It is protective and nothing happens if it is high (protects from bad cholesterol, LDL, by helping the transport and metabolism in the liver). ...Read more

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Is low insulin levels dangerous? If yes what to do about it?

Is low insulin levels dangerous? If yes what to do about it?

Glucose?: As long as blood sugars are normal, "low Insulin levels" are only numbers and don't mean much. If insulin/c-peptide levels are low to a degree of concern, it would be that blood sugars are high. ...Read more

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What to do if your BMI is too low?

What to do if your BMI is too low?

BMI: It really depends on your body type and health. My bmi is 16.5 but I have been this my entire life, exercise regularly , and eat adequate number of healthy calories (low fat, high protein, complex carbohydrates. My entire family is built like this. If on the other hand, you are a poor diet, losing weight and feel fatigued, you should consult your doctor to see a registered dietician. ...Read more

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What to take if the hemoglobin count is too high?

Find the cause first: It is uncommon to have high hemoglobin unless you have polycythemia which is a type of blood cancer. New drugs are now available to control polycythemia related high hemoglobin. ...Read more