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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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What could very high blood sugar levels do to my body?

What could very high blood sugar levels do to my body?

Very harmful: Can hurt all organs of your body, your heart, eyes, kidneys, blood vessels and end up with heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs and terrible sores form non-healing wounds. That is why it is so important to control blood sugars in diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do for low blood pressure?

What to do for low blood pressure?

Depends: Low blood pressure might be a good thing. People live longer. It's just a number. If you feel fine, it is unlikely a problem. Now if you are sick and it is low, the treatment depends on the cause. For instance, bleeding. Stop the bleeding and give blood transfusion. Dehydration. Give fluids by mouth or intravenously. Infection. Give antibiotics. Adrenal insufficiency, give hormone replacement. ...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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What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?

What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?

Need diagnosis...: Before you can be treated, you need a diagnosis. The high WBC count may be due to an infection. If you add to this a low oxygen saturation, you may have a respiratory infection like acute bronchitis or pneumonia. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What should you do for low blood sugar?

What should you do for low blood sugar?

4 reactive hypoglyce: 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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I have high cholesterol and high glucose levels. What to do?

I have high cholesterol and high glucose levels. What to do?

Discuss with your MD: If you have diabetes and high cholesterol, you need to be under care of a competent physician. You will need to follow your doctors advice with frequent follow ups as needed. You will get advice about 1diet and exercise and weight loss of overweight 2meds if needed for reducing your high cholesterol and control of diabetes 3diabetic education about checking blood sugar 4follow ups 5 referals if nee. ...Read more

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Just what can I do to keep blood sugar low enough to safe levels?

Just what can I do to keep blood sugar low enough to safe levels?

No secret formula: Eat a healthy well balanced diet including a variety of fruits and vegetables, while limiting sweets, and avoiding empty calories (soda, candy, high fructose corn syrup). Get regular moderate aerobic exercise at least 150 min per week; with two days/week of resistance exercises. Get adequate high quality sleep (average adult needs 7-9hrs/nght) Relax! Find healthy outlets to stress. ...Read more

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What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

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 can I do to keep my blood sugar up and what is a healthy blood sugar level?

What can I do to keep my blood sugar up and what is a healthy blood sugar level?

Eat healthy/exercise: Most of the foods you consume is metabolized/changed into sugar (glucose) for body to use (similar to oil refining to gas u use for cars), but the sugar level is nicely regulated to about 60-100 in fasting state. If you are well and eating a healthy, balanced diet, along with regular exercise, your body will regulate your sugar. If you have trouble with low or high sugar, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do for high level cholesterol?

What to do for high level cholesterol?

Diet and Statin: Things you can do include a weight reducing diet (if obese), avoiding animal fats, try take control or benechol margarines, and use metamucil. Most people will also need a statin drug like simvastatin, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor to get their LDL (bad) cholesterol to goal. These reduce cholesterol by 40-60% and are proven to reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 50%, and save lives. ...Read more

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What to eat to control blood sugar levels?

What to eat to control blood sugar levels?

No magic foods: Eat a healthy, well balanced diet with reduced caloric intake and extra exercise. Diet, exercise and weight loss will definitely help with type 2 (or even type 1) diabetes -- it's the cornerstone of therapy. However, most people will need medication to help control their blood sugar. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do to increase my estrogen levels for a blood test?

What to do to increase my estrogen levels for a blood test?

Why would you do it?: Well, taking estrogen orally will increase your blood levels. But unless it is to treat a medical condition or prevent pregnancy, taking estrogen can be dangerous -- blood clots, stroke, heart attacks -- are all associated with very high estrogen levels. So why would you want to do this? I guess that's the real question. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal blood sugar levels and high insulin levels? If blood sugar is normal, do drs routinely test insulin levels?

Is it possible to have normal blood sugar levels and high insulin levels? If blood sugar is normal, do drs routinely test insulin levels?

Insulin resistance: Patients with resistance to insulin, including early type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels with normal or elevated blood glucose. We do not routinely test for Insulin levels as it is usually not relevant to diagnosis or management. ...Read more

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What can do to increase my low blood sugar?

What can do to increase my low blood sugar?

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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I have very high blood cortisol. How to reduce cortisol levels, what do you recommend?

I have very high blood cortisol. How to reduce cortisol levels, what do you recommend?

High cortisol: Walk in nature, meditate, take phosphatidyl serine, and/ or use adaptagenic herbs like ashwaganda to lower your cortisol levels. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how high and low blood pressure and high and low blood sugar differ?

Can you please tell me how high and low blood pressure and high and low blood sugar differ?

Significant: High BP is when the pressure inside your arteries is too high - typically > 135/85, which can lead to stroke, heart attack and death. Low blood pressure is when the pressure is too low in the arteries. This can be caused by dehydration, anemia, medications, or infections. Either condition is serious and needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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How can you raise your glucose level for a blood test?

How can you raise your glucose level for a blood test?

Why raise it?: You need to know the real level of blood sugar which varies from fasting levels to post-prandial levels(after eating food it goes up). ...Read more

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What do I do about high blood sugar levels?

What do I  do about high blood sugar levels?

Call your doctor: If you haven't been diagnosed with diabetes, elevated blood sugars could mean that you need treatment for this condition. If you've already been diagnosed, high blood sugars indicate poor control, and may require a medication adjustment or diet changes. Either way, your doctor can do testing and give advice about what your next step should be. ...Read more

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