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Hypoglycemia

 

It is a condition where there is too little sugar in the bloodstream.

What to look for

Hunger, Dizziness, Sweating, Weakness, Nervousness, Trembling, Heavy or Cold Perspiration, a Tingling feeling in your hands and feet.

And if you are diabetic, the symptoms might include:

Nausea, Rapid heartbeat, Headaches
Confusion, Muddled feeling suggesting drunkenness.
Convulsions, unconsciousness or coma.
The brain cannot store glucose, the energy source it uses for all its functions, so it must get if from the bloodstream. If it is starved of glucose because the bloodstream contains too little of this sugar. Hypoglycemia is most commonly caused by uncontrolled diabetes. Rarely non diabetic people can suffer from hypoglycemia.

Causes

There is a hormone in the pancreas that produce insulin. The body uses it to convert glucose into energy. These levels of insulin vary it depends on the demand for it. If there is too much insulin in the bloodstream. But available supplies of glucose are burned up too quickly, and this results in hypoglycemia.

The pancreas may increase the production of insulin, when the sudden rise in blood sugar levels are triggered especially after a meal. And because of a missed meal or vigorous exercise glucose levels may drop.

Hypoglycemia can also be brought on by other factors: some types of cancer, liver diseases, stomach surgery, alcohol, high fevers and reaction to food or drugs
Small tumors that can develop on the pancreas, diabetics should always have their blood sugar level monitored.
If you are consistently suffering from hypoglycemia your doctor will test you to see if you are not diabetes.

Dietary Considerations

You should eat small frequent meals that contains whole foods and especially whole grains. You can also try fermented dairy products (cheese) and fish and lean meat.
You should also avoid alcohol (a simple sugar), cigarette smoke and caffeine because they can create large swings in your blood sugar levels.

Personal Care

 

If you are diabetic or not, to help prevent a more serious attack of hypoglycemia you simply have to eat a lolly or anything sweat such as a can of non diet soft drink. And combine this sugar with a small piece of protein. This will help slow the absorption of the sugar into the bloodstream and stop up and down movement of the blood sugar.

When to seek further professional advice

 

If you are diabetic and you are experience symptoms of Hypoglycemia often
If you feel faint and you think you might become unconscious.

Alternative Considerations

Increase nutrition and you diet with, vitamins, herbs, and minerals. this is non-conventional remedies.

Herbal Therapies - there is a concoction that is made from gentian (Gentiana lutea) this will help stimulate the hormone-producing, endocrine or glands.

Traditional Treatment

Make sure your diet is monitored to ensure that you are getting enough doses of glucose and insulin at the right time. Your doctor will help you with this. And if you are a diabetic and you become unconscious during a hypoglycemia attack , it is essential that you receive immediate medical treatment.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 0000-00-00