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Low Blood Sugar Symptoms And Ranges

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) definition and facts Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood sugar. It typically occurs as a side effect of medications for diabetes. The normal range of blood glucose is from 70 to 100 mg/dL in an individual without diabetes, Most people will feel the effects and symptoms of low blood sugar when blood glucose levels are lower than 50 mg/dL. Low blood sugar is treated by giving a readily absorbed source of sugar, including soft drinks, juice, or foods containing sugar. If the hypoglycemia has progressed to the point at which the patient cannot take anything by mouth, an injection of glucagon may be given. Glucagon is a hormone that causes a fast release of glucose from the liver. Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is syndrome that results from low blood sugar. The severity and symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person. Blood tests can diagnose low blood sugar, and symptoms resolve when the levels of sugar in the blood return to the normal range. The medical term for blood sugar is blood glucose. What can cause low blood sugar? Despite advances in the treatment of diabetes, low blood sugar episodes occur as a side effect of many treat Continue reading >>

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  1. Wilfred Paul

    Dizziness when your hungry is a symptom of the following conditions:

    Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can make you feel lightheaded and dizzy.
    Malnutrition occurs when the body isn't getting enough nutrients; sometimes the condition is life-threatening.
    Low blood sugar, or low glucose levels, causes shakiness, anxiety, clammy skin, irritability, hunger, and more.
    Dehydration, or not getting enough fluid, causes low blood pressure, weakness, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.
    Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, can cause fatigue, pale skin, weakness, dizziness, headache and more.

    Diabetes symptoms can make you feel hungry, tired, or thirsty; you may urinate more than normal and have blurry vision.

  2. Meharban Singh Virk

    When you are hungry there are certain hormones which are produced in the digestive system like GHRELIN ..which sends a signal to your brain that your system requires food.

  3. Omkar Deshmukh

    The brain tissue relies solely on glucose for energy production....when u r hungry, ur body starts utilizing d glucose from ur blood to produce energy...as a result, ur blood sugar levels fall, leading to less glucose supply to the brain tissue, leading to decreased activity of brain cells, making u feel dizzy. My advice to u would be carry something which contains sugar in it, like chocolates, with u to avoid such episodes of dizziness. Although the actual way to prevent this altogether is by eating at regular intervals and frequently, even if in small amounts...

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