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Hypoglycemia

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Hypoglycemia Symptoms & Signs

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Hypoglycemia means that blood levels of glucose are too low. This condition is most commonly a complication of treatment for diabetes. Symptoms of hypoglycemia vary among people. When blood sugar levels drop, symptoms can include trembling, anxiety, palpitations (fast or pounding heartbeat), sweating, clammy skin, and hunger. These are among the early symptoms of hypoglycemia. Other possible symptoms can be dizziness, chills, nausea, and lack of coordination. If the low blood sugar levels persist, more serious symptoms develop, such as headache, confusion, difficulty with thinking, and seizures. Eventually, coma may develop.

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REFERENCE:

Longo, Dan, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

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Hypoglycemia Symptoms and Signs
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred Vision
  • Chills
  • Clammy Skin
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Delirium
  • Difficulty Thinking
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Irritability
  • Loss of Coordination
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness in Mouth or Tongue
  • Pale Skin
  • Palpitations
  • Racing Heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
Examples of Medications for Hypoglycemia Symptoms and Signs
  • glucagon (recombinant - GlucaGen, Glucagon Emergency Kit)
  • glucose (Insta-Glucose, Dex4, Enfamil Glucose, Glutol, Glutose and many others)


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