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Causes of reactive hypoglycemia with no history of gastric surgery?

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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possible insulinoma

Insulinoma, poor diet.

In brief: Possible insulinoma

Insulinoma, poor diet.
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Insulnoma is one possible cause, but recative hypoglycemia is often the result of faulty insulin response to ingested sugar. The sugar rises abnornally high and then 3-4 hours later goes abnormally low causing the hypoglycemic symptoms. Discuss this with an endocrinologist familiar with the problem.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Be sure glucose low

True reactive hypoglycemia is probably not as common as some might think, as many things can cause similar symptoms.
To be reactive hypoglycemia, symptoms should occur shortly after a meal (when inssulin is released), the glucose level needs to be less than 60, and symptoms resolve with glucose. Sometimes people with a tendency to diabetes can first have this irregularity. Rare tumors can cause.

In brief: Be sure glucose low

True reactive hypoglycemia is probably not as common as some might think, as many things can cause similar symptoms.
To be reactive hypoglycemia, symptoms should occur shortly after a meal (when inssulin is released), the glucose level needs to be less than 60, and symptoms resolve with glucose. Sometimes people with a tendency to diabetes can first have this irregularity. Rare tumors can cause.
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