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:
  • Vasectomy Side-Effects
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Copper Toxicity
  • Mercury Toxicity
  • Metal Toxicity

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
Addison's disease
preauricular node problems
angry/hostile disposition
sensitivity to bright light
difficulty falling asleep
severe afternoon/evening fatigue
frequent colds/flus
having hard stools
severe diesel exhaust exposure
red palms/fingertips
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
low systolic blood pressure
... 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
Vasectomy Side-Effects 94% Confirm
Mercury Toxicity 52% Possible
Metal Toxicity 20% Unlikely
Copper Toxicity 0% Ruled out
Hypothyroidism 0% Ruled out
Adrenal Fatigue 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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