Information and facts on Hypoglycemia

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Hypoglycemia is a condition most often caused by the pancreas secreting too much insulin which causes low blood sugar levels. If the pancreas is not functioning properly then good carbohydrate metabolism is not possible. A person who has hypoglycemia may have the following symptoms: dizzy, tired, light headed, irritable, anxiety, want to eat sweets, night sweats, depression, swollen feet, weakness in the legs, tightness in the chest, nervous habits, and insomnia. People that have hypoglycemia become angry, aggressive, and lose their tempers easily. The symptoms normally occur a few hours after eating sweets or fats. More and more people today have hypoglycemia because of poor diet and nutrition. Stress also is also believed to increase the risk. Hypoglycemia can also be a warning sign for diabetes.

Hypoglycemia is a health condition in which there is an abnormally low level of glucose or sugar in the blood. Normally, this results from the over secretion of insulin by the pancreas. Insulin facilitates the transport of glucose from the bloodstream into the body cells, especially those of muscle and fatty tissue, and causes glucose to be synthesized by the liver. If the pancreas is not functioning correctly, normal carbohydrate metabolism is not possible.

A person suffering from hypoglycemia may display any or all of the following symptoms: anxiety, confusion, depression, dizziness, chronic fatigue, lightheadedness, headache, irritability, fainting spells, cravings for sweets, night sweats, weakness in the legs, swollen feet, a feeling of tightness in chest, constant hunger, pain in various parts of the body (especially the eyes), nervous habits, mental disturbances, and insomnia. People with hypoglycemia can become very aggressive and lose their tempers quickly. Any or all of these symptoms may occur a few hours after eating sweets or fats. The start and severity of symptoms is directly related to the length of time since the last meal was eaten and the type of foods of the meal.

More and more Americans today may have this health condition, mainly due to poor dietary habits that include eating large quantities of simple carbohydrates, sugars, alcohol, caffeine, and soft drinks, and insufficient amounts of complex carbohydrates. High stress levels are believed to be a contributing factor in the increasing incidence of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia may be inherited, but most often it is caused by an inadequate diet. This is referred to as functional hypoglycemia. Many other bodily disorders can cause hypoglycemic problems as well, among them adrenal insufficiency, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, kidney disease, and pancreatitis. Immune deficiency and candidiasis are strongly connected to hypoglycemia.

Glucose intolerance and hyper-insulinemia which is high blood insulin levels, producing hypoglycemia, frequently occur in people with chronic liver failure. Other common causes include smoking and the consumption of large amounts of caffeine, found in colas, coffee, and chocolate. Though it may seem paradoxical, low blood sugar can also be an early sign of diabetes which is high blood sugar. Diagnosis of hypoglycemia can be difficult because the symptoms may look like those of other disorders, including allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive or intestinal disorders, eating disorders, malabsorption syndrome, mental disorders, neurological problems, nutritional deficiencies, and obesity or weight problems. To diagnose hypoglycemia, a health care provider may perform a glucose tolerance test. However, many people have symptoms of hypoglycemia even though the results of a five-hour test are within normal limits. Another useful test is to try the dietary and nutritional supplements on this webpage and see if symptoms improve.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
B vitamin complex 10 they are needed for carbohydrate and protein metabolism, proper digestion and absorption of foods, and nervous system health.  This family of vitamins will help your body handle foods that may cause low blood sugar reactions.
Thiamine 10 vitamin B1 helps with the production of hydrochloric acid which is needed for good digestion
Glutathione 10 has 3 amino acids that help with glucose processing
Niacin 10 vitamin B3 is required for both the nervous and digestive systems
Pantothenic acid 10 vitamin B5 aids in conversion of glucose to energy
vitamin B12 9 aids with malabsorption problems
L-Carnitine 9 converts stored body fat into energy
Zinc 9 this mineral needed for proper release of insulin, people with hypoglycemia generally are not getting enough zinc
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement  10 contains B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin C, manganese, calcium, magnesium, zinc, which all are helpful in both the treatment and prevention of hypoglycemia. A daily supplement's nutrients are required for good general health and well being.
Dandelion  9 herb that support the pancreas and the liver 
Aloe vera 9 herb that helps with stress
Licorice 9 nourishes the adrenal glands
Calcium 9 helps with both stress and colon health
Magnesium 8 mineral that works with calcium 
Manganese 8 needed for maintenance of blood glucose levels
vitamin E 9 improves energy, circulation, and healing in the body
Bioflavonoids 9 works with vitamin C and often hypoglycemic people are lacking in these in their diet.
vitamin C 8 for adrenal deficiency common in people with 
hypoglycemia, works well with bioflavonoids



Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.