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What is hypoglycemia?


In hypoglycemia, the patient's blood sugar level is below that which is normal. It can be brought on by various medical reasons, particularly across different age groups.


The symptoms and complications brought on by low blood glucose can vary significantly. Several of the possibilities include: heart palpitations, pallor, a sensation of pins and needles, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headache, difficulty speaking, and dilated pupils. Read more on some symptoms that may appear.


Causes of hypoglycemia can be different in particular persons, and also vary from one age group to another. For instance, infants, young children, young adults, and older adults can often have different underlying medical causes for their cases of low blood glucose. Continue for more details about medical causes.


Whipple's triad is a set of criteria used when attempting to make a hypoglycemia diagnosis. The three points are: symptoms that are known to be brought on by the condition; abnormally low blood sugar levels when the symptoms do happen; improvement in, or lack of, these symptoms when glucose levels are brought back to normal. Browse additional information about diagnosis.


Methods of treatment for this condition can change based upon the underlying cause of the low blood sugar. Part of the treatment involves bringing the blood glucose back to a proper range. Once the cause has been determined, efforts might be taken in order to avoid future episodes of hypoglycemia. Read more regarding treatment.

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