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Can stress cause hyperglycemia?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Glucose is an acute phase reactant, which means at times of stress, infection, "fight or flight" situations, your sugar levels may rise, at times above what's considered normal.

In brief: Yes
Glucose is an acute phase reactant, which means at times of stress, infection, "fight or flight" situations, your sugar levels may rise, at times above what's considered normal.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes it can
Stress can definitely cause hyperglycemia.
It's a well-known phenomenon in acute illnesses in hospitals -- such as post surgery, after heart attacks, and stroke. It can dissipate as the illness remits. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3144755/ it can also be chronic with medication use, such as steroids in auto-immune conditions. Also in Insulin resistance w/metabolic syndrome.

In brief: Yes it can
Stress can definitely cause hyperglycemia.
It's a well-known phenomenon in acute illnesses in hospitals -- such as post surgery, after heart attacks, and stroke. It can dissipate as the illness remits. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3144755/ it can also be chronic with medication use, such as steroids in auto-immune conditions. Also in Insulin resistance w/metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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