Hypoglycemia Signs And Symptoms
If you are not familiar with hypoglycemia, you should learn about hypoglycemia's signs and symptoms. Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar (or glucose becomes too low). Normal levels of blood glucose range from 70 mg/dL to 130 mg/dL (before eating). It is common to experience hypoglycemia symptoms occasionally (e. g. If you forget to eat breakfast or if you exercise without eating enough). If you let your body stay in a constant state of hypoglycemia, you could suffer adverse health effects. Here are some common signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia:
- Hunger. If you are experiencing hypoglycemia, you need to eat something with glucose (like carbohydrates, approximately 15 mg). Hunger is one of your body's ways of alerting you to hypoglycemia. Most people will have to eat before they start suffering the later stages of hypoglycemia, which can lead to coma, and in rare cases, even death.
- Mental changes. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, you will also have mental status changes. You will be less alert and your decision-making capacity will be compromised. Additionally, you might become irritable and/or have difficulty concentrating. Other mental signs of hypoglycemia include depression, apathy, and anxiety.
- Fatigue. You need glucose in order for your brain and muscles to function properly. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, you will most likely feel physically and mentally fatigued. When you are experiencing signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, your muscles cannot function properly because there is not enough energy being distributed to them.