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.
Low blood sugar. However, most people who have symptoms attributed to "low blood sugar" do not have true hypoglycemia. If you have symptoms that you attribute to hypoglycemia see your doctor.

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What causes? Hypoglycemia?

Many causes. Most web sites will list the many many causes of hypoglycemia that can occur when you fast and after eating. If you suspect you have "hypoglycemia" see your doctor. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...
Hypoglycemia. Most commonly seen in diabetic patients who take medication to reduce their blood sugar, but can happen in people with some type of pancreas cancer. Symptoms includes, shakiness, fatigue, pigheadedness, sweating , and if not addressed properly, coma, seizure and death. Read more...

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...

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...