29 October 2013

HYPOGLYCEMIA SYMPTOMS



Have you ever just had coffee and donuts for breakfast and then a few hours later began to feel a little faint and dizzy? Has your body trembled and felt weak in the hands, arms and legs. Perhaps you have experienced feeling like having no energy after eating such a breakfast. If you have experienced these feelings it is more than likely are experiencing hypoglycemia symptoms.

Hypoglycemia symptoms begin to appear once blood sugar gets too low. The symptoms can vary from person to person. Some common hypoglycemia symptoms are feelings of fatigue, dizziness, shakiness, mood swings, and cravings for sweets. Migraine headaches are also experienced by many people who have hypoglycemia.

Severe hypoglycemia symptoms can leave a person feeling disoriented and in distress.

Personality changes

blurred vision

double vision

heart palpitations

profuse sweating

are also common hypoglycemia symptoms. Some people become angry and can easily lose their temper or experience rage during a hypoglycemia episode. Other people can experience hypoglycemia symptoms that causes them to cry or their skin to become flushed and feel clammy.

People who are diabetics and who take insulin are more at risk for experiencing hypoglycemia than others.

On the other hand people that do not have hypoglycemia can also experience severe symptoms of low blood sugar after they eat a meal that is high in simple carbohydrates or sweets.

Drinking alcohol, especially on an empty stomach, can also be cause for hypoglycemia symptoms to develop. If you have any of these hypoglycemia symptoms you should go to a doctor and have a test to check your blood sugar levels. Allowing hypoglycemia to go untreated can lead to the development of sugar diabetes.

Prolonged hypoglycemia can cause irreversible brain or heart damage. In fact, severe hypoglycemia can even be fatal.

If you or somebody you know has diabetes it is good to know what hypoglycemia symptoms are in case they go into insulin shock after taking their medication.

Diabetics who appear drunk or who become confused and disoriented may be experiencing hypoglycemia.

Profuse sweating and heart palpitations along with dizziness and confusion and feelings of being shaky should not be ignored.

The person can be going into insulin shock. These feelings can be quickly helped if the person is given a small glass of milk or orange juice which can bring blood sugar levels back up quickly.

A person who has been experiencing hypoglycemia symptoms and becomes unconscious should be taken for medical care immediately. It is best to call an ambulance who can give emergency medical first aid.

Typically a shot of glucagon is given to people who have gone into diabetic shock. The effects of hypoglycemia are caused when there is too much insulin in the system and not enough sugars to balance it out. There are other causes for hypoglycemia which can occur during early pregnancy. Any testing for low blood sugar should be done by a lab so that the doctor can diagnose the cause of it. Testing is done to measure insulin production and the ability of the body to metabolize insulin and blood sugar.

It is always best to treat hypoglycemia as early as possible. If the person does not have diabetes hypoglycemia can be controlled with lifestyle changes and an improved diet.

The diet should be well balanced and include plenty of protein and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. People who have hypoglycemia should stay away from foods like candy, ice cream, cookies, doughnuts, etc.

If you’re not sure how to plan a nutritious diet to help control hypoglycemia symptoms you can seek the help of a qualified nutritionist who can help you work out an adequate diet. You can also find various websites online that describe a proper diet for people who have hypoglycemia.

Paying attention and being careful what you eat can help prevent hypoglycemia symptoms from recurring in the future.

Source: Health Directory

Comment by prophecy of the day

My experience has been that Metformin was interacting with other diabetes drugs causing Hypoglycemia, no matter what my blood sugar was. Whether 6mmol/L or 12mmol/L. For years I suffered the effects of Hypoglycemia.

This means that the side effects are in fact the dangerous effects of Hypoglycemia, which itself was caused by diabetes medication.

Here is why:-