It is good that your sugar level should be moderate. When your blood sugar levels is either high or low, then they is a deviation from your normal state of health. Without much ado, let's me tell you what the term low blood sugar entails.
Low blood sugar also referred to as hypoglycemiation, is a condition in which your glucose level is lower than normal. Your body's major energy source is the glucose.
Low blood sugar is often linked with diabetes treatment. But other drugs and a variety of conditions can trigger your risk for low blood sugar. Other conditions that causes low blood sugar outside diabetes and drugs include:
• Excessive alcohol drinking. Heavy intake of alcohol without eating can cause a blockage in your liver which hinders the release of stored glucose into your bloodstream, resulting into hypoglycemia.
• Kidney disorders can make you not to excrete the medications you take, this can impact on your glucose levels due to the accumulation of those medications.
• Insulin overproduction. A rare tumor of the pancreas can lead to too much insulin making, this can cause hypoglycemia. Other tumors also can result in too much production of insulin-like substances. Enlargement of cells of the pancreas that make insulin can lead to excessive insulin release, causing hypoglycemia.
• Hormone deficiencies. Some adrenal gland and pituitary tumor malfunctioning can lead to a deficiency of your key hormones that control glucose production. Children can have hypoglycemia if they have too little growth hormone.
A low blood sugar level triggers the release of epinephrine, the “fight-or-flight” hormone. Epinephrine can lead to symptoms of low blood sugar such as thumping heart, sweating, tingling and anxiety.
If the blood sugar level continues to reduce, the brain does ceases to receive sufficient glucose and stops functioning as expected. This can cause blurred vision, trouble concentrating, confused thinking, slurred speech, numbness, and drowsiness. If blood sugar stays low for too long, starving the brain of glucose, it may lead to seizures, coma and very rarely death.
If You Notice These Signs And Symptoms In Your Body, Go For A Test.
Each person's reaction to low blood sugar varies. Discover your own signs and symptoms of when your blood sugar is below the normal. You can utilize your precious time by putting down these symptoms in a book. This can help you learn your own symptoms of when your blood sugar is low. From the mild symptoms, more common indicators to most serious, signs and symptoms of low blood sugar. These symptoms include:
1. Symptoms Of Mild Low Blood Sugar.
You may experience these symptoms when your blood sugar issues below 70 milligrams per deciliter. When you suffer from diabetes for a long time, you may not always develop symptoms of mild low blood sugar.
They are young children with diabetes and cannot recognize symptoms of low blood sugar. Others can, but not all the time. To be prevent any impeding disaster, the parents need to do a blood sugar test whenever they suspect low blood sugar in a child such as:
• Extreme hunger.
• Slight nausea.
•Dizziness and headache.
• Unclear vision.
• A fast heartbeat and feeling anxious.
These symptoms may disappear shortly after eating food that contains sugar.
2. Symptoms Of Moderate Low Blood Sugar.
Once the blood sugar in your body reduces persistently and it becomes below 40 mg/dL, your behavior may be altered. Symptoms that may show up include:
• Difficulty concentrating.
• Confusion and irritability.
• Slurred speech.
• Unsteadiness when standing or walking.
• Muscle twitching.
3. Symptoms Of Severe Low Blood Sugar.
Symptoms of severe low blood sugar, that is when your blood sugar level lesser than 20 mg/dL include:
• Loss of consciousness.
• When it is not early treated it can lead to death.
4. Symptoms Of
Low Blood Sugar At Night.
If your blood sugar reduces while you are sleeping, your partner or other family members may notice that you are seriously sweating and behaving differently. Signs of low blood sugar at night include:
• Making unusual noises.
• Trying to get out of bed or accidentally rolling out of bed.
You may also wake up feeling headache the next day if your blood sugar was low during the night.
Conclusively, the surest way to know whether you area experiencing low blood sugar is to visit your doctor so that he can check your blood sugar level. If you are experiencing symptoms and you are unable to check your blood sugar for any reason, please treat the hypoglycemia.
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