Are You Suffering From the Symptoms of Hypoglycemia?

By Liz Thearle Dip.ION (London)

In layman’s terms, hypoglycaemia (
hypoglycemia) is an abnormally low level of sugar in the blood or more precisely, low blood “glucose”.  Glucose is the end product of the metabolism of all carbohydrates, and is the fuel that our bodies and brain rely for efficient functioning.  Since every cell of the body, especially brain cells, use glucose for fuel, a blood glucose level that is too low starves the cells of fuel, causing both physical and emotional symptoms.  You may recognize some of the following symptoms of hypoglycaemia (hypoglycemia):

Craving for sweets                               A sudden (sometimes desperate) hunger

Fatigue                                              Outbursts of temper (for very little reason)

Aggression                                          Mental confusion

Mood swings                                       Forgetfulness/poor memory

Dizziness                                             Faintness – or even actually fainting

Headaches                                          Heart palpitations

Insomnia                                             Nervousness

Depression                                          Cold hands and feet

Blurred vision                                      Inner trembling

Crying spells                                        Shakiness if hungry

Anxiety                                               Lack of concentration

Chronic indigestion/nausea/abdominal bloating

Stress is also a factor which comes into play, due to its effect on the endocrine system generally.

Diagnosing and managing hypoglycaemia is one of the key determining factors in the subsequent development of Type 2 diabetes later in life, particularly if you have a family history of blood glucose imbalance.  Learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia and act now to prevent this happening to you! Click here to learn more>>>