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I feel like I have symptoms of low sugar. Is this due to poor nutrition?

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Published At September 23, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 25 year old female. My weight is 45 kg and my height is 157 cm. I feel like I have low pressure and low sugar. My symptoms are headaches and light dizziness, feeling very tense, light hand shake, lack of balance, slightly unclear vision. But, when I eat sugars or salts, I feel better and the symptoms disappear. Sometimes it happens two to three times a day and that is what worries me. I heard that eating tomatoes and carrots adjusts the pressure levels. So, I focused on eating vegetables and fruits. But, I do not see a difference. My sample meal is as follows:

I usually do not take breakfast. I just drink tea and sometimes I have bread with cheese. For lunch, I eat a piece of chicken, salad, and rice. I snack on fruits or chocolate, nuts, and biscuits. My dinner is very similar to my lunch. I drink a glass of milk before sleeping. So, why does this happen? Is it because of bad nutrition? How to adjust the sugar and pressure level?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your post.

Your problem is, you are not taking proper food, what is known as a balanced diet. That has caused malnutrition which is evident from your BMI of 18. A balanced diet should have carbohydrates, fats as well as protein in an appropriate amount. What I would suggest are a few investigations to find out whether you have any macro or micronutrient deficiency such as:

1) CBC (complete blood count).

2) LFT (liver function test).

3) Blood glucose.

4) Serum calcium.

5) Lipid profile.

Meanwhile, take a double omlete for breakfast till you get investigated.

Regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Rheumatology

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