Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when the body glucose falls below its normal levels. People who suffer from diabetes are at risk form hypoglycemia. If there is a reduction in food that contains amounts of glucose like rice, potatoes and also sweet food items hypoglycemia can be triggered.
Especially for a person who is suffering from diabetes it is more difficult for the body to increase the glucose levels by itself hence making them more prone to attacks from hypoglycemia.
To better be prepared from hypoglycemia attacks it is important that one is aware what are the symptoms associated with hypoglycemia. The symptoms are shown whenever the body is unable to supply the required amount of glucose.
Some Common Symptoms Are
Shaking and Nervousness
Whenever the sugar levels falls low naturally the body starts feeling unstable and thus it exhibits the abnormality the body experiences by seizures and bouts of nervousness.
Nervousness and mild seizures along with sweating is quite a common symptom that exhibits the possibility of hypoglycemia.
Dizziness and Anxiety Accompanied with Restlessness
Hypoglycemia is usually triggered with symptoms like dizziness and restlessness. The body is unable to bring itself to a much necessary balance and hence exhibits these symptoms. Sleepiness is also a common symptom that occurs when one is prone to hypoglycemia.
If not treated on time i.e. when it first starts exhibiting the symptoms, a person’s condition may worsen leading to advanced symptoms like confusion, forgetfulness, excessive sweating and even frequent nightmares. So learn to identify the symptoms and treat them effectively.
How to Deal with Hypoglycemia
The best thing that you can do for a patient, who has a hypoglycemia attack, is put in a sweet or any food that is rich in glucose into his / her mouth so as to normalize the glucose levels in the body.
Prevention is Better than Cure
Do not let such symptoms arise that can lead to hypoglycemia. Rather if you are a diabetic or have a person in your house who is a diabetic keep a close watch on his/ her diet to prevent the attacks of hypoglycemia.
Maintain a healthy and balanced diet. It is of utmost importance that a diabetic person eats a proper meal. Avoid skipping meals and staying hungry over long periods of time. Snack healthy on fruits and vegetables and do not avoid sweet food completely. Once in two weeks you can indulge in a sweet or a piece of chocolate to keep your glucose levels up.
Make sure that you take your medications in the right time and do not miss your dosage. Exercising and a healthy lifestyle is a must to prevent any hypoglycemia attacks. Perform yoga or light exercises to be healthy. If you are a heavy drinker then check your habits. Drinking on an empty stomach can trigger hypoglycemia. So avoid drinking and even smoking.
It is better that you regularly monitor your blood sugar levels so as to avoid any hypoglycemia attacks. So monitor and keep your sugar levels within the normal range.
If you exhibit symptoms of hypoglycemia do not ignore it. Rather ignoring the signs can lead to coma and even death so identify the symptoms and deal with it while you have can.
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