Facts About Hypoglycemia; Causes, Symptoms and Preventions

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    Hypoglycemia, as defined, is a medical condition that occurs when the level of the blood sugar (glucose) falls below a normal level. In addition, Glucose, a form of sugar is the body’s main fuel. However, Carbohydrates are dietary sources of glucose, during digestion glucose is absorbed into the blood stream. Also, when blood levels of glucose drop too low to fuel the body’s activities, Hypoglycemia is said to have occurred.

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    Hypoglycemia unawareness is dangerous to both the person experiencing it and those around him. This is also because he doesn’t realise that his blood sugar is low. However, someone with this condition may not know that he is not thinking clearly.

    Furthermore, that a mild case of blood sugar falls below normal level can be treated through eating or drinking of fast acting carbohydrates such as fruit juice, glucose tablets, sweets or sugary drinks.

    Hypoglycemia may either be classified into two; which can be reactive or nonreactive, each of this has different causes.

    Causes of Hypoglycemia?

    Alcohol intake

    Delayed meals


    High dose of insulin tablets

    Eating foods low in sugar on an empty stomach

    Excessive production of insulin in the pancreas after a meal (reactive one)

    Severe illness

    Symptoms of Hypoglycemia?

    Pale face

    Cold sweats




    Loss of consciousness in extreme cases


    Dizzy feeling

    Increased pulse rate

    Blurred vision

    Complications That May Result From Hypoglycemia?

    Brain failure

    Neurological conditions

    Coma in severe cases

    Brain death

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    Prevention of Hypoglycemia?

    Eat foods that are high in complex carbohydrates

    Eat foods rich in fibre

    Avoid alcohol

    Get enough sleep

    Eat regularly

    Check blood glucose level regularly

    See a physician, should in the case of symptoms persist.




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