Is There A Connection Between Hypoglycemia And Thyroid Conditions?
Hypoglycemia is a common condition where the blood sugar levels are low. Reactive hypoglycemia is due to the excessive secretion of insulin, usually after someone eats a meal. On the other hand, spontaneous or functional hypoglycemia usually occurs in between meals, and both types of hypoglycemia can develop due to insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, weak adrenals, as well as other conditions. On blood tests, someone is typically diagnosed with hypoglycemia when their levels are below 70 mg/dl, although sometimes the blood tests will fall within the normal reference range even when someone has the symptoms of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia can occur in diabetics when they take too much insulin or skip meals. And of course people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions commonly have blood sugar imbalances, which could lead to hypoglycemia. As for some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, these include rapid heartbeat, headaches, sometimes double vision, shaking or convulsions, a constant feeling of hunger, and there are numerous other symptoms. These symptoms usually improve upon eating. Of course some of these symptoms I just mentioned are common with people who have hyperthyroidism Continue reading >>