Meet the Guide Editor
Message from the Editor:
Genevieve has suffered attacks of hypoglycemia in the past. When she realized what was going on after talking to her doctor, she began making sure to eat more regularly, even if only a small snack, to keep her blood sugar stable.
Low Blood Sugar Contributors

Whoa! Why do I Feel So Weak and Dizzy? Guide to Low Blood Sugar

Syringes in a Row FDP Credit piyaphantawongIf you do not suffer from diabetes, but you have suffered from low blood sugar--called hypoglycemia--you need to have this condition treated. External factors, such as drinking too much alcohol, taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, quinine sulfate or aspirin, or problems developing after stomach surgery can cause you to experience symptoms.

Internally, if you suffer from any diseases involving your pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, liver or other organs, or if you have any other type of metabolic problems, you may experience hypoglycemia.

If your hypoglycemia is severe, you can develop seizures, pass out, slip into a coma or die. If your symptoms are mild or moderate, you feel ill. Eat or drink something containing real sugar, not artificial sweeteners. Fruits, fruit juice, cola or candy can help. For more information on low blood sugar, read our Bright Hub guides.

Image: Syringes in a Row FDP Credit piyaphantawong: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2206

Most Popular Articles on Low Blood Sugar
  •  
    Blood Test for Adrenal Fatigue

    This article describes the blood test for adrenal fatigue preceded by an overview of normal adrenal gland anatomy and physiology and a description of adrenal fatigue....

  •  
    What Would Cause Inaccurate Blood Sugar Test Results?

    Tests to diagnose blood sugar levels generally are reliable. In most cases, though, because blood sugar varies normally during the day and night, identifying inaccurate results can be a problem. A few...

  •  
    The Growth Hormone Stimulation Blood Test

    Growth hormone stimulation blood tests are usually performed on patients with pituitary problems. Results can frequently detect deficiency of growth hormone in children and panhypopituitarism in adults...

  •  
    ACTH Stimulation Test

    The ACTH stimulation test, also known as the ACTH stim test, are used to help doctors determine if a patient has abnormal cortisol levels. Find out how the ACTH stimulation test is used and how it can...

More About Low Blood Sugar
Blood Test for Adrenal Fatigue

This article describes the blood test for adrenal fatigue preceded by an overview of normal adrenal gland anatomy and physiology and a description of adrenal fatigue....

What Would Cause Inaccurate Blood Sugar Test Results?

Tests to diagnose blood sugar levels generally are reliable. In most cases, though, because blood sugar varies normally during the day and night, identifying inaccurate results can...