Hypoglycemia

Definition of Hypoglycemia:

A condition characterized by an abnormally low blood glucose level.  Severe hypoglycemia is rare and dangerous.  It can be caused by medications such as insulin (diabetics are prone to hypoglycemia), severe physical exhaustion, and some illnesses.

Topics Related to Hypoglycemia

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

...as a treatment
“...nutrient, also has shown benefit for multiple medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease such as angina and congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disease, obstructive lung disease, hypoglycemia, and many others...”

Addictions / Addictive Tendencies

...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“A craving for cigarettes and/or drugs is a possible symptom of hypoglycemia...”
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Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...Other symptoms include ... Blood sugar disorders, including hypoglycemia...”

Aerobic Exercise

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Specific benefits of aerobic exercise include ... Increased glycogen storage; reduced conversion of sugar to fat; reduced incidence of hypoglycemia...”

Angina

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: The primary cause is atherosclerosis, although platelet aggregation, coronary artery spasm, myocardial ischemia, non-vascular mechanisms such as hypoglycemia, and increased metabolic need (as in hyperthyroidism) can also be important considerations...”

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia), menstrual cramps and other menstrual problems or changes, impotency and sexual problems, food cravings, weight gain, hair loss / baldness or thinning of hair, burning...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...causes the pancreas to release a disproportionate amount of insulin; continued release of excess insulin results in sugar being processed too quickly and blood glucose levels dropping too low (hypoglycemia)...”

Chromium

...as a treatment
“...Investigators have revealed that psychiatric patients do have higher incidences of hypoglycemia and the correction of any underlying aberrant glucose metabolism is the first step in treating this group...”

Coconut

...as a treatment
“...candies, baked goods, boxed to bake items, canned foods and most restaurant foods contribute to degenerative diseases including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, depression, hypoglycemia, thyroid disorders and cancer...”

Diabetes Type II

...our question about Feeling cold for no reason
“The coldness caused by diabetic hypoglycemia is usually accompanied by weakness and, in severe cases, disorientation and fainting...”
...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“...In a statement concerning the use of products containing aspartame by persons with diabetes and hypoglycemia, Roberts says: "Unfortunately, many patients in my practice, and others seen in consultation, developed serious metabolic, neurologic and other complications that could be specifically...”
...recommendation Chromium
“...Chromium and GTF are used in the treatment of both hypoglycemia and diabetes mellitus, two problems of blood sugar utilization and metabolism...”

Dizziness

...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“Dizziness and fainting spells are a possible symptoms of hypoglycemia, which may in turn be a reaction to insulin...”

Elevated Insulin Levels

...the condition
“...This can result in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...a sugar overload, a number of symptoms can manifest themselves, including: Anxiety; Congestion; Frequent colds; Migraines; Asthma; Constipation; Headaches; Sinus congestion; Backaches; Depression; Hypoglycemia; Skin itch; Bladder/bowel dysfunction; Diarrhea; Hypothyroidism; Sleepiness; Bloating; Dizziness; Immune system dysfunction; Tension; Blurred vision; Earaches; Indigestion; Visual...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Other people may have sweating as a symptom of known medical conditions, such as ... hypoglycemia...”

Glutamic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Another "brain food" amino acid that helps in the treatment of epilepsy, mental retardation, muscular dystrophy, ulcers, hypoglycemia, diabetes and personality disorders...”

Hypoglycemia

...the condition
Hypoglycemia is a general term used to describe a mixed bag of symptoms that are due to a derangement of glucose metabolism...”
...our question about Strong or weak appetite
“Hunger is a symptom of hypoglycemia...”
...relationship to Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)
“...It is interesting to note that the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning are similar to symptoms associated with hypoglycemia i...”
...relationship to Heavy Metal Toxicity
“...It is interesting to note that the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning are similar to symptoms associated with hypoglycemia i...”
...relationship to Low DHEA Level
“...What this suggests is that anyone suffering from hypoglycemia or excess insulin may be prone to converting nutrients to fat due to depressed DHEA levels...”
...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“...Fasting is a useful, inexpensive and universally available treatment for hypoglycemia...”
...recommendation High/Increased Protein Diet
“A diet consisting of higher protein and fat with less refined carbohydrates is a standard recommendation for those with hypoglycemia...”
...recommendation Chromium
“Chromium status should be optimized for its benefit in carbohydrate disorders (both hypoglycemia and adult-onset diabetes)...”
...recommendation Alcohol Avoidance
“...Hypoglycemia has been well documented in chronic alcoholics and binge drinkers...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“...Those few individuals who find that strenuous or prolonged exercise causes hypoglycemia should take food at the earliest opportunity...”
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Hypothyroidism

...the condition
“...Chronic low body temperature is related to many syndromes and symptoms, including: allergies, apathy, chronic fatigue, "brain fog", "personal failure", depression, dizziness, hypoglycemia, lethargy, passive/aggressive syndromes, skin and joint conditions, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, past sexual abuse, yeast problems, porphyria, and many other poorly-defined...”

Inositol

...as a treatment
“...It can gradually lower blood pressure, and can be helpful in cases of schizophrenia, hypoglycemia, and those with high serum copper and low serum zinc levels...”

Insomnia

...the condition
“...If hypoglycemia is a problem, some are helped by a snack before going to bed...”

Insulin Therapy

...as a treatment
“...If too much insulin is delivered or the patient eats less than normal, there will be hypoglycemia...”

Leg Cramps At Night

...the condition
“...Less common causes include diabetes, Parkinson's disease, hypoglycemia, anemia, thyroid and endocrine disorders and use of some medications...”

L-Taurine

...as a treatment
“...It is useful to people who suffer from atherosclerosis, heart disorders, edema, hypertension, and hypoglycemia...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Magnesium supplements have been found useful for: Angina, Asthma, Gall Stones, Menstrual cramps, High blood pressure, Hyperactivity, Glucose intolerance – diabetes and hypoglycemia, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Prevention of hearing loss, Kidney stones, Leg cramps, Migraine, Osteoporosis, PMS and Prostate health...”

Muscle Cramps / Twitching

...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“As hypoglycemia progresses a variety of symptoms can occur including muscle twitching...”

Night Sweats

...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“Nighttime hypoglycemia may be without symptoms or manifest itself as night sweats, unpleasant dreams or early morning headache...”

Noni

...as a treatment
“...People with diabetes and hypoglycemia have reported that noni helps stabilize blood sugar levels in the body...”

Oregon Grape Root

...as a treatment
“...Traditional uses of Oregon grape include: acne, arthritis, bronchial congestion, chronic fatigue, eczema, hepatitis, herpes, hypoglycemia, indigestion, lymphatic congestion, menstrual problems, psoriasis, scrofula, syphilis, and vaginitis...”

Poor Memory

...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“Temporary forgetfulness is a known symptom of hypoglycemia...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...Thus, natural progesterone can be beneficial to both those with diabetes and those with reactive hypoglycemia...”

Schizophrenia

...the condition
“...Less Well-known causes Hypoglycemia; Psychomotor epilepsy; Cerebral allergy; Wheat-gluten sensitivity; Histapenia – copper excess; Histadelia; Pyroluria; Wilson's disease; Chronic Candida infection; Huntington's chorea;...”
...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“Numerous patients given psychiatric diagnoses have actually turned out to have hypoglycemia, including those classified with depression, manic-depressive disorder, and schizophrenia...”

Therapeutic Fasting

...as a treatment
“...Conditions responding to fasting include: Headaches, hypoglycemia, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, acne and eczema, tinnitus, vertigo, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, cervical dysplasia, chronic neck and back pain,...”

Tremors

...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“Early symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as hand tremors, are similar to those which occur as the result of experiencing a sudden and violent fear...”

Vitamin B1 Requirement

...the condition
“...Deficiency symptoms include ... hypoglycemia...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

...as a treatment
“...Niacin, mainly as nicotinic acid, helps in the regulation of blood sugar (as part of glucose tolerance factor) in people with hypoglycemia problems and gives all of us a greater ability to handle stress...”

Weight Loss Surgery

...as a treatment
“...Longer-term risks and complications include: Bowel obstruction; Dumping syndrome, characterized by diarrhea, nausea, vomiting; Gallstones; Hernias; Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia); Malnutrition; Stomach perforation; Ulcers; Vomiting; Death (rare); Weight loss surgery is not recommended for those who are obese due to a metabolic or endocrine disorder; are engaging...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“..... Hypoglycemia...”
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