Hypoglycemia

What is Hypoglycemia?

When you eat starch, sugar, or protein, your body breaks down and absorbs the nutrients in the food, and your blood sugar rises. This rise in blood sugar signals your pancreas to produce and release insulin, the hormone that acts to return your blood sugar to normal by driving it into the tissues to be used or stored. In some people, the rise in blood sugar stimulates the release of too much insulin, which drives too much blood sugar into the tissues, leaving the level in the blood too low. In medicine, we call this condition hypoglycemia. When the blood sugar swings wildly, first hurtling upward then plummeting too low, you may suffer symptoms of nausea, clammy sweats, dizziness, muscle cramping, and even fainting. We refer to these unpleasant symptoms accompanying the falling blood sugar level as "reactive" hypoglycemia. Symptoms come not from the low level itself but from the rapid change.
A stable low blood sugar— one that's low but is always about the same degree of low—rarely causes symptoms.

HypoglycemiaPeople with overactive insulin and reactive hypoglycemia often develop adult-onset diabetes mellitus. We would ask you to refer to the discussion of that disorder in this text for additional information about the side of the hypoglycemia coin. The nutritional remedies of these two disorders—although they seem opposites—are actually virtually identical, and there would be no value in simply repeating the recommendations here.

What helps Hypoglycemia?

• See Diabetes Mellitus.

Hypoglycemia Herbal remedies

• See Diabetes Mellitus.

What makes Hypoglycemia worse?

• See Diabetes Mellitus.

 
 
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