Hypoglycemia

What Causes Hypoglycemia?

In order to deal properly with hypoglycemia we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow hypoglycemia to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind hypoglycemia consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to hypoglycemia.  Here are six possibilities:
  • Metal Toxicity
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Vasectomy Side-Effects
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Copper Toxicity
  • Mercury Toxicity

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
craving for salt
sensitivity to bright light
mildly elevated TSH
extreme moodiness
very brittle hair
occasionally feeling unusually cold
meal-related bloating
poorly-removed amalgams
high serum iron
unsound sleep
being easily irritated
being an unsocial person
... and more than 140 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of hypoglycemia:
Cause Probability Status
Mercury Toxicity 97% Confirm
Copper Toxicity 65% Possible
Adrenal Fatigue 21% Unlikely
Vasectomy Side-Effects 5% Ruled out
Hypothyroidism 5% Ruled out
Metal Toxicity 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Glandular Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about hypoglycemia:
Do you suffer from Hypoglycemia (abnormally low blood glucose level)?
Possible responses:
→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current significant problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of hypoglycemia or hypoglycemia, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead and thallium poison the glucose metabolizing catalysts, thus reducing the flow of energy throughout the body.  It is interesting to note that the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning are similar to symptoms associated with hypoglycemia i.e. hyperactivity, mood swings, manic depressive behavior, poor concentration and impulsive and unpredictable behavior.

Hypothyroidism

Patients suffering with Wilson's Syndrome, a form of hypothyroidism, occasionally experience intense and previously unfamiliar cravings for sweets.  The low body temperature patterns may affect the function of enzymes involved in glucose metabolism that could result in lower blood sugar levels which might contribute to sweet cravings.

Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)

Heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead and thallium poison the glucose metabolizing catalysts, thus reducing the flow of energy throughout the body.  It is interesting to note that the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning are similar to symptoms associated with hypoglycemia i.e. hyperactivity, mood swings, manic depressive behavior, poor concentration and impulsive and unpredictable behavior.

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