Hypoglycemia (hypoglycæmia in the UK) is a medical term referring to a pathologic state produced by a lower than normal amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The term hypoglycemia literally means "low blood sugar". Hypoglycemia can produce a variety of symptoms and effects but the principal problems arise from an inadequate supply of glucose as fuel to the brain, resulting in impairment of function (neuroglycopenia). Derangements of function can range from vaguely "feeling bad" to coma, ...
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Signs and symptoms
... Your brain needs a steady supply of glucose. It neither stores nor manufactures its own energy supply. Hypoglycemia can have these effects on your brain: Confusion, abnormal behavior or both, such as ...
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Causes
... During digestion, your body breaks down carbohydrates from foods such as bread, rice, pasta, vegetables, fruit and milk products into various sugar molecules. One of these sugar molecules is glucose, ...
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When to seek medical advice
... If you have what appear to be symptoms of hypoglycemia, see your doctor. Hypoglycemia can be an indication of any number of illnesses; some of them are potentially serious. By seeing your doctor, you ...
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Screening and diagnosis
... To diagnose hypoglycemia, your doctor will use an approach called Whipple''s triad, after the American surgeon Allen Whipple. Whipple''s triad includes the following factors: Signs and symptoms of hyp...
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