It is possible that the main title of the report Hypoglycemia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Exogenous Hypoglycemia
- Factitious Hypoglycemia
- Fasting Hypoglycemia
- Iatrogenic Hypoglycemia
- Infantile Hypoglycemia
- Low Blood Sugar
- Neonatal Hypoglycemia
- Reactive Functional Hypoglycemia
- Reactive Hypoglycemia, Secondary to Mild Diabetes
- Spontaneous Hypoglycemia
- Tachyalimentation Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia is a common condition characterized by an abnormally low blood sugar (glucose) level. Glucose is an important fuel for the body. A low level of glucose in the blood (hypoglycemia) produces symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, shakiness, paleness, confusion and dizziness.
In many cases, hypoglycemia occurs as a complication of diabetes treatment. As a result, it is important for people with diabetes to learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia and know what to do when those symptoms occur.
Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the metabolism of sugar. Since hypoglycemia may be an indication that there is too much insulin in the blood, the condition is sometimes called an insulin reaction.
Occasionally, hypoglycemia may indicate the presence of underlying disease, including inherited metabolic disorders. It may also occur as a result taking certain medications, including some that are not for diabetes.
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