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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
  • sweaty
  • hungry
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • sleepy or tired
  • dizzy or lightheaded
  • changed behavior or personality
  • trouble concentrating
  • weak
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • unconsciousness
It is possible that Hypoglycaemia shows no physical symptoms and still be 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
  • severe hepatitis
  • enlargement of beta cells of the pancreas
  • hormone deficiencies

Risk Factors for Hypoglycaemia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hypoglycaemia:
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • insulin use
  • sepsis

Prevention of Hypoglycaemia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hypoglycaemia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • exercising regularly
  • 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.

Common Gender

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:
  • Endocrinologist

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:
  • seizure
  • 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.
This page provides information for Hypoglycaemia.

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