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Hypoglycemia symptoms


A wide variety of hypoglycemia symptoms can be present in a patient. These can vary from person to person, and are also commonly different in people of particular age groups. Keep in mind that you should not self-diagnose hypoglycemia, as it has a definition and simply having some of these symptoms does not mean that one has that disease. If you do have troublesome symptoms, however, please do see a doctor or medical professional for assistance. Consider that these can be caused by numerous medical conditions.

Heart palpitations - This issue is an abnormal heartbeat where the patient is actually aware of the beat. It can be that the pace is quick, slow, or irregular in timing. Moreover, the heartbeat can even be occurring at its usual frequency.

Tachycardia - This condition is one in which the patient's heart rate is abnormally high as compared to a normal resting heart rate range. In children 15 years of age and above, as well as in adults, greater than 100 bpm is above the normal heart rate.

Paresthesia - Otherwise known as numbness, tingling, pins and needles, etc. Many different conditions can cause this, and the underlying problem should be treated.

Ataxia - This includes a serious lack of muscle movement coordination. Sometimes it is known as dystaxia. It is a neurological symptom. Once again, it can be brought on for a number of reasons. One other such potential cause is a vitamin B12 deficiency.

Headache - This relatively common occurrence is also a potential symptom of hypoglycemia. It is described as pain in the area of either the head or the neck. There are actually over 200 types of headaches. The underlying causes behind them are numerous and can be not serious in a medical sense, or on the other hand can be medical emergencies. Another term used for this item is cephalgia.

Double vision - Also called diplopia, in this condition the individual sees two images of one object -- at the same time. There are at least four classifications of double vision.

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