Common "Hypoglycemia" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I am a diabetic. Can genetically engineered proinsulin help me?

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Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Genetic engineering of proinsulin has the potential to significantly impact diabetes research and treatment options. Proinsulin, an inactive precursor of insulin, is converted into insulin by the body through a process called proteolytic cleava...  Read Full »

I have hand tremors. Could it be due to hypoglycemia?

Query: Hello doctor, Just recently, around 15 days back, I went out drinking with my friends. I only drank 2 pints of beer that night at a normal rate. The next afternoon at about 12 PM, I had two slices of toast with chocolate spread and coffee for brunch. The next meal was at 4 PM (4 hours later). Howeve...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had two episodes of similar symptoms. The first episode happened after the intake of alcohol. Alcohol is one of the etiological factors that can cause hypoglycemia. In the first episode, you had symptoms of a feeling of fainting, increased heart rate, and tremors...  Read Full »

I have some heart palpitations with little pain. What is your opinion?

Query: Hello doctor, I want your opinion on the symptoms I am experiencing. I am a 73-year-old female with 18.6 pounds, and height 5'3". I have been trying to fast during the day for the last two weeks. But have been taking an optimum diet shake in 250 ml morning and afternoon, and having a main meal in th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your symptoms and as far as losing weight is concerned fasting is the worst way to do that. But symptoms like these should not be overlooked, and you should visit a nearby hospital. Looking at your symptoms and the history that you provided it looks like as a h...  Read Full »

I am type I diabetic. How can I treat hypoglycemia?

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor whom I had been visiting discontinued her practice. I found a new doctor with whom I am having problems. The doctor diagnosed me with diabetes 24 years ago when I was 39. I was tried on a couple of different types and dosages of pills, but I cannot remember the names and was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you indeed have type 1 diabetes. Regarding your hypoglycemia, I would suggest that you decrease the dose of NovoLog (insulin aspart injection) by two units in the morning and night. Your kidney ...  Read Full »

I am having side effects after taking Metpure. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had my BP 140/90 mmHg. The doctor advised me to take tablet Metpure XL 25 mg in the morning. I am using the tablet in the morning for last 20 days. Soon after taking it, I feel lazy and dull. I also experience a headache after taking the tablet. So, I am using Metpure XL 12.5 mg in the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand all your concerns. You have mild hypertension which requires lifestyle changes with a small dose of antihypertensive. Lifestyle changes include low salt diet and 30 minutes walking for five days a week. Metpure XL 25 mg tablet is a good choice. It is ta...  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 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. Your b...  Read Full »

What causes hypoglycemia?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering from diabetes for three years. She is 61 years old and weighs 88 pounds. She was on Gemer-1. Early morning around 5 AM, she often complains of excessive sweating and weakness. Sweating stops after taking tea, biscuit or sugar. She has stopped taking medication...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your mother is getting hypoglycemic attacks during early morning hours. Hypoglycemic attacks are episodes of low blood sugar values occurring in blood. Due to this she is having excessive sweating and weakness. Taking a sweet item is the correct treatment for such an at...  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 g...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 a...  Read Full »

Why do I have lightheadedness and pain behind the eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, From time to time, I get a weird lightheaded sensation. I feel such a weird sensation while reading, looking at my cell phone, watching television, or driving at night. For a moment, I feel as though I may pass out. But, I do not pass out, and it goes away quickly. Sometimes it happens a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most likely reasons for such episodes are likely to be hypoglycemia or hypotension. Both can manifest in similar presentations with mild dizziness followed by headaches. It is necessary that you should get your blood sugar levels and your blood pressure levels dul...  Read Full »

I have fatigue, weight gain and hair loss. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 27 years old. She is feeling the following problems frequently. Short of breath, fatigue, body pain, gained some weight around 4.41 to 6.61 Ibs in the last two to three months, anxiety, hair loss, and dizziness. Can you please guide us? How to overcome it?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get her a thyroid hormonal profile test including T3, T4 and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).  Read Full »

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