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Abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
Symptoms of Hypoglycaemia
The following features are indicative of Hypoglycaemia:
shaky or jittery
sleepy or tired
dizzy or lightheaded
changed behavior or personality
fast or irregular heartbeat
It is possible that Hypoglycaemia shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Hypoglycaemia
The following are the most common causes of Hypoglycaemia:
oral diabetes medication
excessive alcohol consumption
enlargement of beta cells of the pancreas
Risk Factors for Hypoglycaemia
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hypoglycaemia:
type 1 diabetes mellitus
Prevention of Hypoglycaemia
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hypoglycaemia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
keep check on blood sugar
Occurrence of Hypoglycaemia
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Hypoglycaemia cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Hypoglycaemia can occur at any age.
Hypoglycaemia can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hypoglycaemia
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hypoglycaemia:
Blood Glucose Levels: To measure the plasma and serum levels
Doctor for Diagnosis of Hypoglycaemia
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Hypoglycaemia:
Complications of Hypoglycaemia if untreated
Yes, Hypoglycaemia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hypoglycaemia is left untreated:
loss of consciousness
can be fatal
Self-care for Hypoglycaemia
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hypoglycaemia:
Sugar Levels: Self-monitoring of blood glucose
Exercise: Keep the sugar levels in control
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Hypoglycaemia
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Hypoglycaemia:
Acupuncture: Enhances the insulin synthesis
Massage therapy: Stimulates the better blood movement around the body
Yoga therapies: Regulate the body function and improves the well-being
Patient Support for Treatment of Hypoglycaemia
The following actions may help Hypoglycaemia patients:
Diabetes management program: Join program that helps to guide about the disease
Time for Treatment of Hypoglycaemia
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Hypoglycaemia to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 1 - 4 weeks
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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