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What is hypoglycemia?

What is hypoglycemia?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. It may be an isolated incident related to not enough food intake or a metabolic problem related to bad glucose metabolism. Reactive hypoglycemia results when you eat sugar, your Insulin is released in response and then drives the sugar too low. This is the most common form. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia?

What is hypoglycemia?

Low blood sugar: if you have symptoms with this, should see your doc...all depends on many factors...how low, how often, when it occurs, type of diet, fam hx, etc. ...Read more

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What causes ?Hypoglycemia?

What causes ?Hypoglycemia?

Usually sugar intake: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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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

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What is hypoglycemia, and why would you get it?

What is hypoglycemia, and why would you get it?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia is a scientific term for low blood sugar. Anyone can get it. It is the result of your sugar metabolism mechanism being oversensitive to eating sugar in that it puts out a rush of minsulin in response and therefore the blood sugar is driven low. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia or recurring hypoglycemia?

Low blood glucose: Or low sugar. If recurring or repeating, work up is warranted. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia, symptoms, causes, and what does it feel like to have?!

What is hypoglycemia, symptoms, causes, and what does it feel like to have?!

It means too little: Blood sugar. You can faint - feel ill, and weak. You can get a blood glucose monitor and have yoru doctor or nurse show you how to use it. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia? Is it curable?

What is hypoglycemia? Is it curable?

No: 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 your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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What are hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar may cause palpitations or fast heart rate, and causes a weak, shaky feeling. Blood pressure may go up (due to heart working harder with stress) or down (due to overall weakness effect) or remain normal. If someone feels like sugar is low and unable to test right away, it's safe to eat/drink extra to bring sugar up than to wait and risk passing out, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause hypoglycemia?

4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things i found that make it worse are: 1. Eating sugar 2. Not eating often enough 3. Not eating protein often enough 4. Food sensitivities. ...Read more

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What is "silent hypoglycemia"?

Silent Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia unawareness refers to the loss of early autonomic warning symptoms when a low glucose level occurs. This loss can predispose the patient to the development of severe neuroglycopenia (confusion/unconsciousness). ...Read more

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What is reactive hypoglycemia and can you get this from eating?

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What is reactive hypoglycemia and can you get this from eating?

Yes...: Reactive hypoglycemia is defined as a drop in blood sugar after of eating, usually a meal high in sugar or carbohydrates. There is some controversy over the diagnosis and it is not a "formally" recognized D.C., however, clinically it is something that in my opinion & the endocrinologist I know clearly exists & guidelines for its tx exist. It often occurs in people w a FH of DM or pre-DM. ...Read more

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What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

Hypoglycemia: There are many causes of hypoglycemia in a newborn, with the most common being a rebound low blood sugar for an infant born to a diabetic mother. In the Unites States, there are specific nursery protocols to watch closely for hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What is the hypoglycemia risk with victoza (liraglutide)?

Victoza (liraglutide) …: Stimulates Insulin secretion & inhibits secretion of glucagon only when blood glucose levels are higher than normal (e.g., after a meal); therefore, it has a low risk of hypoglycemia. However, if combined with other glucose -lowering meds, the risk for hypoglycemia is increased, depending on what the other drug(s) is/are. ...Read more

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What could cause hypoglycemia and a migraine atthe same time?

What could cause hypoglycemia and a migraine atthe same time?

Not Eating: Hypoglycemia means low blood glucose (sugar). It happens when you have not eaten for awhile or in diabetics who have taken too much insulin. Food gives your body energy. Energy comes from glucose in food. When you haven't eaten, your glucose levels drop & you no longer have energy for your body to work properly. Your brain always needs glucose to function & you can get migraines if do not have it. ...Read more

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What symptom of hypoglycemia beta blockers don't mask ?

Neuroglycopenic: Beta blockers block the adrenergic symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as shakiness, palpitations, sweats, but will not block the neuroglycopenic symptoms that are related to inadequate glucose supply to the brain, such as confusion, seizures, visual changes, and passing out. However, these symptoms are only likely to occur in diabetics on meds that can cause excessive amounts of insulin. ...Read more