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When Blood Pressure Is Too Low

Talk around blood pressure typically centers on what to do if blood pressure is too high. We know that high blood pressure is more common in people with diabetes than people without diabetes. We also know that uncontrolled high blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease, and kidney disease. The American Diabetes Association recommends a blood pressure goal of less than 140/80 for most people with diabetes. But what if your blood pressure is too low? Is it cause for concern? And what do you do about it? Low blood pressure defined Low blood pressure is also known as “hypotension.” You might be thinking that low blood pressure is a good thing, especially if yours tends to run on the high side. But the reality is that low blood pressure can be a serious condition for some people. For people without diabetes, the American Heart Association recommends a blood pressure of less than 120 over 80 (written as 120/80). Low blood pressure is generally defined as a blood pressure of less than 90/60. If your blood pressure tends to hover in that area without any symptoms, then there’s likely no cause for concern. But if symptoms occur, that’s a signal that something is amis Continue reading >>

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  1. RobinN

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    Experts think that low blood sugar condition (hypoglycemia) is five to ten times more frequent than diabetes in the U.S.A. Roberts and Hurdle estimate that 50 million Americans suffer from it. Nittler thinks the real number is much higher, and closer to 80% of the population.
    Misdiagnosis included asthma, neurosis, imaginary sickness, epilepsy, psychosis, nervous skin disease, arthritis, hypertension, menopause, mental retardation, childbirth psychosis, diabetes, alcoholism, Meniere's syndrome, cerebral arteriosclerosis. In some cases hypoglycemia was properly diagnosed, but erroneously treated with sugar.
    Hypoglycemia is connected with nutritional imbalances in most of the cases and treated mostly by the proper diet. Therefore it is very important to understand the sugar control of our body.
    Emotions can cause trouble through the adrenal glands, especially if they are strong or continuous. Like any other stress, emotions cause the adrenals to secrete adrenalin to release more stored sugar. After the sugar reserve of the liver and the muscles are exhausted, the proper blood sugar level cannot be maintained. It drops. Deficient diet, or malfunctioning organs may cause the same result.
    MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, producing low blood sugar !!!
    http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/blood-s.htm
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    Some seizure disorders can be treated if the source of the seizures is removed. An example of this would be certain metabolic conditions, like low blood sugar, low sodium, or low calcium levels. In this case, correcting the metabolic imbalance can usually treat seizures. For instance, if an individual had low blood sugar, giving them sugar would usually stop the seizures from occurring. Additionally, high fevers may cause seizures. In most cases, reducing the temperature and breaking the fever usually prevents the seizures from recurring.
    http://epilepsy.about.com/od/medicat.../treatment.htm

  2. RobinN

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    There are three types of hypoglycemia such as mild, moderate and severe. As the blood sugar level falls, the severity of symptoms increases.
    * Mild Hypoglycemia: When blood sugar level falls below normal blood sugar levels (70 mg/dl), it is known as mild hypoglycemia. Major signs of mild hypoglycemia are trembling, extreme hunger, nausea, feeling nervous, excessive sweating, rapid heartbeat and tingling or numbness of fingertips or lips.
    * Moderate Hypoglycemia: If blood sugar falls below 55 mg/dl, then the condition is known as moderate hypoglycemia. It could affect the nervous system. Major signs of this type of hypoglycemia are confusion, difficulty in thinking, mood changes such as anxiety, anger, restlessness, or irritability, fatigue, weakness, lack of energy, headache, dizziness, poor coordination, difficulty in walking or talking.
    * Severe Hypoglycemia: It is due to extreme fall in blood sugar levels (below 35-40 mg/dl). It causes symptoms such as seizures or convulsions, low body temperature (hypothermia), loss of consciousness and coma.
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/signs...ood-sugar.html
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    Vitamins for Hypoglycemia
    Hypoglycemia is diagnosed based on the physical examination, medical history and blood glucose tests. Treatment of hypoglycemia is done by taking medication and raising the blood glucose levels. Immediate recovery for a hypoglycemic attack is achieved after consuming sugar-rich diets. Another important treatment of hypoglycemia is done by means of vitamins. Certain types of vitamins are used effectively for maintaining the sugar level and boosting the metabolism of the body. Let’s discuss about vitamins that are helpful in treatment of hypoglycemia.
    Chromium is one of the most important vitamins that have been used in treatment of hypoglycemia and diabetes. Since chromium is a cofactor of insulin, it plays a major function of regulating the sugar level of the body. It activates the insulin receptors and increases the insulin transduction. Studies have found out that supplementation of chromium in the diet of a hypoglycemic patient helps in controlling blood glucose and improves insulin sensitivity of the body. Foods rich in chromium are nuts, wheat, legumes, seafood and mushrooms.
    Vitamin B is most commonly used for treating hypoglycemia. It helps in digestion of carbohydrates, which ultimately results in sugar. Among the many types of vitamin B, Vitamin B3 (niacin) and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) are mostly used for treatment of hypoglycemia.
    Adequate amount of niacin speeds up the metabolism of food and increases the insulin sensitivity of the body. Most of the protein-rich foods have high content of niacin. Sources of niacin include pulses, fish, eggs, meat and milk. Pyridoxine maintains the glucose level by regulating the carbohydrate metabolism of the body. Some of the foods that contain pyridoxine are soybeans, wheat germ, whole-grain cereals and meat. One should also take magnesium supplements as they help in activation of vitamin B for metabolism of sugar and maintain the energy levels of the body.
    Regular intake of vitamin C helps in overcoming hypoglycemia condition. It has been found out that vitamin C neutralizes insulin and helps to balance the glucose levels of the body. Food sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, broccoli, strawberries, tomatoes and potatoes. Another important vitamin used in treatment of hypoglycemia is vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. It helps in processing and regulating glucose in the body. Vitamin E is found in green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, whole-grain cereals and in nuts and seeds.
    Dimethylglycine (DMG), one of the active ingredients of vitamin B15 plays an important role in the sugar metabolism of the body. It enhances blood supply to the brain and helps in boosting the immune system and energy metabolism. DMG is a derivative of glycine (amino acid) and hence, it is mostly found in foods rich in glycine such as brown rice and seafood.
    After following the treatment for hypoglycemia, it is advisable to regularly monitor the blood glucose levels for any changes. It is recommended to seek advice from a physician before taking up any treatment. Changing the diet and including vitamins that regulate the sugar level of the body can effectively help in treating hypoglycemia.
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/vitam...oglycemia.html

  3. SueDrew

    This is how I think I got to the point if having seizures...I would space out if I didn't eat something every 3 hrs and when given OJ or glucose tabs I would "come back" ...In Dec. I had 2 seizures both times after not eating much during the day(just not real hungry and busy) and after having trouble sleeping the nights before. the first one occured at work in a high school classroom and the school nurse who I had seen before about low blood sugar(was 20 once!) said it was 40 then gave me glucose and by the time I left school it was 120(after juice and granola bar also)...She did say the emt's first gave me oxygen and I came to enough to swallow the glucose. The second time was similar but appeared more tonic clonic...I was just eating breakfast and when emt's checked upon arrival 30 min later BS was 82(after food I had been eating started digesting)BS was I am sure lower at seizure time....
    Neurologist put me on Keppra and MRI showed nothing 20 minEEG showed nothing and in 2 weeks a video EEG is planned....I will be surprised if anything shows unless they try to induce hypoglycemic reaction....Since the second seizure I have been eating much more frequently through out the day and have had no spacy hypoglycemic episodes and I don't think Keppra would have affected that...I have a log of Blood sugar a month ago and now these next two weeks will keep another log to compare....my average was around 85 bs...so there were low numbers in there many 50-60's...hopefully I will show doc that now the average is in a more normal range.
    I also printed out all your info. will post what happens after my video EEG. The docs are pretty much ignoring my mention of Hypo at this point.
    Sue

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