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Effects Of Low Blood Sugar On The Body

The Effects of low blood sugar on the Body Every cell in your body needs sugar (glucose) to function. When your blood sugar levels drop too low, your cells become starved for energy. Initially, that can cause minor symptoms, but if you don’t get your blood sugar levels up soon, you’re at risk of serious complications. When your blood sugar (glucose) levels fall below the normal range, it’s called hypoglycemia, or insulin shock. Low blood sugar can happen when you skip a meal. It can also happen if your pancreas releases more insulin than it should after you’ve eaten. The most common reason for low blood sugar is diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas can no longer produce insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t make enough, or your body can’t use it properly. To keep blood sugar levels from rising too much (hyperglycemia), you need the right amount of insulin. With insufficient insulin, your blood sugar levels rise. Too much, and your blood sugar levels can plummet. Another possible cause of low blood sugar is drinking too much alcohol, especially on an empty stomach. This can interfere with the liver’s ability to release stored glucose into your bloodst Continue reading >>

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  1. Georgen Thye

    Sometimes, there can be no sign and symptoms at all even though you’re actually experiencing a low blood sugar. This condition is called hypo unawareness which can be very dangerous. Hypo unawareness usually occur among people who has frequent hypo, this is when the brain has already gotten used the frequent occurrence of low blood sugar, making symptoms not showing.

  2. Janet McKenzie

    Originally Answered: What are the symptoms for having low blood sugar?

    In addition to the symptoms noted by Jagadish Ji, low blood sugar can also result in fatigue, irritability or moodiness, and headaches.

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  3. Nikhil Prabhu

    Originally Answered: What are the symptoms for having low blood sugar?


    Common Symptoms of Hypoglycemia includes :
    Adrenergic Symptoms :
    Hunger
    Faintness
    Weakness
    Sweating
    Palpitations
    Tremors
    Tingling
    Nervousness

    Numbness around mouth
    Neuro-glycopenic Symptoms : may require help or assistance from another person.

    Headache
    Double Vision
    Lack of co-ordination
    Inappropriate behavior
    Confusion
    seizures
    Coma

    Permanent Brain Damage & DeathSource:
    Which Anti-Diabetes Medicines can Cause Low Blood Sugars or Hypoglycemia?

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