What Is Hypoglycemia?
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What Is Hypoglycemia?

    What Is Hypoglycemia?

    Hypoglycemia is a condition where blood sugar levels drop too low. It can be caused by diabetes or other conditions.

    Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels fall below normal levels. This can happen in people without diabetes, and those with type 1 or 2 diabetes.


    Learn more about hypoglycemia symptoms and treatment options.

    Symptoms of hypoglycemia include sweating, shakiness, hunger, headache, confusion, irritability, anxiety, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, and seizures. If left untreated, hypoglycemia can lead to coma and death. Treatment includes eating foods high in carbohydrates, drinking water, taking oral medications, and using insulin injections.


    Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

    Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels fall below normal. People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily to control their blood sugar levels. People with type 2 diabetes often do not need to take insulin because their bodies produce enough insulin naturally. However, people who have type 2 diabetes should monitor their blood sugar levels closely and adjust their diet and exercise habits as needed.


    Treatment Options

    If you think you might have hypoglycemia, contact your doctor right away. You can also ask your pharmacist for advice. There are several treatment options available for hypoglycemia. These include oral medications, such as glucagon, and intravenous fluids.


    Learn more about hypoglycemia and how it affects people with diabetes.

    Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels fall below normal. People who have diabetes often develop hypoglycemia because their bodies do not produce enough insulin. In addition, some drugs used to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol, and thyroid disorders can cause hypoglycemia.


    What Causes Hypoglycemia?

    Hypoglycemia can occur at any age, but it is more common among older people. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of hypoglycemia. Other causes include medications, alcohol use, stress, and lack of sleep.

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