Hypoglycemia

A condition where the blood sugar or glucose levels are lower than normal is called hypoglycemia. Glucose is the main source of energy in the body. Low blood glucose or hypoglycemia is often due to antidiabetic medicines. The other causes include excessive drinking, hormone deficiency, and Insulin overproduction.

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Will a low-carb diet cause blood sugar to fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I began to follow a healthy diet a couple of months ago. So, I reduced sugars. Sometimes, I feel hypoglycemic and feel uncomfortable rising in the heart/chest area with a little pain. But, when I take sugars in moderate amounts, I feel comfortable in this area. But t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Your BMI (body mass index) is very low, just lower limit of normal and obviously, your reserve glucose will also be low. You will feel hypoglycemic especially during work out and it will take you months to stabilize at this diet and exercise...  Read Full »

What could be the reason behind my 70-year-old father's sudden seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my 70 year old father woke up at about 8 AM. He was sitting on the sofa. Just after a minute, he started losing his consciousness and was trying to speak, but was unable to do so. His body and hands started twisting. Some liquid started coming from his mouth. We immediately ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and want to add that such a pass out episode can be due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), low or very high blood pressures, heart-related issues like heart attack, etc. There is a diverse range of events that can be responsible...  Read Full »

I have Hashimoto's disease. But why am I hypoglycemic when my insulin levels are normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroid disease approximately four months ago after my second pregnancy. I started taking Levothyroxine tablets. Due to weight gain, I took a GTT on Monday. My insulin was within the normal range. However, I was hypoglycemic during the first two hours....  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There can be multiple reasons for hypoglycemia in your case. The first reason can be due to prolonged fasting. Maybe your body could not cope and developed hypoglycemia. Secondly, it can be due to increased body metabolism under the effect of thyroid medication. You...  Read Full »

Why do I get hypoglycemia during exercise, brain fog, and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor,I get hypoglycemia during exercise, fasting or not, brain fog, fatigue. This has been happening daily for a month. Prior I had been exercising an hour a day five days a week, no issue. Currently still aiming for five but symptoms will start out on my bike or on the treadmill.I had a gas...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hypoglycemic symptoms. First of all I would suggest that instead of doing finger prick testing of blood sugar it is preferable to do laboratory test for blood sugar. Secondly, there is...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take tablet Metformin to prevent diabetes and decrease body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I read over the internet that tablet Metformin helps decrease the weight and prevents the onset of diabetes. Both my parents are diabetics and I weigh 70 kg. Hence, I want to use Metformin for diabetes prevention and weight loss. Yesterday, I took 500 mg and I do not feel any problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do not take the tablet if you are not clinically diagnosed as diabetic as it could lead to serious problems. I would strongly advise you to not to take it anymore. To prevent diabetes, one has to change the lifestyle like diet, and have to do exercise or ...  Read Full »

Can constant one-sided headache particularly during movement be brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. I am 6 feet 2 inches tall and obese at 113 kg. The problem that I am describing below I have been experiencing for the past 10 days or so. I have a more or less constant headache. It is typically on the right part of the forehead, around the hairline and occurr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A headache can be due to many causes. Few common causes are: Migraine. Hypoglycemia. Hypertension. Raised intracranial tension. Sinusitis. Stress. Dehydration. In your case, it seems to be either due to the aggravation of sinusitis due to a recent weath...  Read Full »

Can I become an oral surgeon if I am suffering from extensive hand tremors?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a first year BDS student. I have tremors in my hands whenever I apply force or hold an object with some pressure. I want to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontics. Can I become a dentist despite these tremors? Can the tremors be reduced?  Read Full »


Dr. Nida Shahab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for tremors, during student life it is very common because of anxiety and tension. It can also be due to abnormal thyroid level or hypoglycemia. First of all, try to reduce your anxiety or tension and get a proper medical checkup including, ECG (elec...  Read Full »

What can be the reason behind severe shifting pain with numbness and weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and epilepsy. However, I am usually numb to pain, my bowels function fine, and my temperature is normal. I got two shots of the vaccine for COVID. Hence, over the last three or four weeks, I initially got pain in both kidney areas, but not from them...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I am sorry for such discomfort you are having. Your description of the symptom does not fit the usual suspects. Therefore I would like to ask you a few questions; Do you have any aggravating or relieving factors for the pain in the mentioned...  Read Full »

Last week I had an episode of shaking, sweating, and weakness due to hypoglycemia. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had reactive hypoglycemia for one and a half years. I am taking the medication Synthroid 100 mcg, and I do not take any medication for hypoglycemia. I am usually pretty good at keeping it stable by eating small meals throughout the day. Last week I had an episode of shaking, swe...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is possible. You probably have insulin resistance, and as a result, more insulin production after a meal leads to hypoglycemia. I would suggest the following: 1. Get your fasting and postprandial glucose and insulin levels checked. 2. Weight loss will help....  Read Full »

My mother's sugar levels have been low since taking medications for diabetes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Her first blood sugar test report was at 437. Now, after three months, the fasting level is 86. Last month fasting was 105 and post-prandial was 120. She is taking half a tablet of Glimepiride 2 mg and Metformin 1000 mg both twice a day...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your mother and it seems that she has a very good diabetes control. However, if you reduce her dose, then her blood sugar level will go up and ruin her diabetes control. If you ever find that she has symptoms of hypoglycemia like sweating, ...  Read Full »

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