Low Blood Sugar

Health
SYMPTOMS

Tiredness
Headaches
Drowsiness
Concentration problems
Irritability
Sleeping difficulties\
Dizziness\
Anxiety
Forgetfulness
Visual disturbances
Depression
Fainting /Blackouts
Nightmares
Digestive problems
Aching eye sockets
Lack of sex drive
Impotence
Indecisiveness
Heart palpitations
Internal trembling
Mental confusion
Undue sweating
Bad breath
Antisocial behavior
Asocial behavior
Unsocial behavior
Gasping for breath \

Cold hands and/or feet
Nervousness
Exhaustion
Shortness of breath
Temper outbursts
Sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to noise
Allergies
Muscle pains
Phobias (fears)
Crying spells
Negative thoughts and attitudes
Feeling of going mad, insane
Suicidal thoughts or tendencies
Staggering\
Craving for sweets
Unnecessary and excessive
Worrying
Mood swings (Dr. Jekyll& Mr. Hyde)
Waking up tired and exhausted
Arms and legs or body hurt when first rising in a.m.
Feel best after 7 p.m.
Sighing and yawning
Convulsions with no known cause
Premenstrual tension

Obesity
Restlessness
Back ache and muscle pain
Sneezing
Skin Tags

“Motor Mouth” (constant talking)
Alcoholism
Accident prone \
Family history of diabetes or low blood sugar
MISDIAGNOSIS OF LOW BLOOD SUGAR
1. Symptoms of low blood sugar are similar to those of many other conditions.
2. Low blood sugar is not accepted as a common medical condition and is not understood by a large number of physicians.
3. Low blood sugar is a body chemistry condition very much tied in with nutrition and most physicians have a limited knowledge of, and interest in, nutrition. Happily though, some are beginning to take an interest in how nutrition and health are interrelated.
Following is a list of some of the more common misdiagnosis given to LBS individuals:

Neurosis
Diabetes
Depression
Schizophrenia
Rheumatic fever
Migraine
Nerves
Allergy

Menopause
Alcoholism
Sun stroke
Parkinson’s syndrome
Hypochondriac
Chronic bronchial asthma
Senility
Rheumatoid arthritis

Some of the informal comments often used by doctors and others in hope of whipping a LBS person into a turnabout are:
1. Why don’t you grow up?
2. When are you going to snap out of it?
3. It’s all in your head
4. What’s wrong with you?
5. If only you could cry, you would be all right.
6. How much longer are you going to act like this?
7. There is nothing wrong with you, all of your tests are negative.
8. Think positive
Perhaps one or more of the above statements strikes a familiar chord. I hope the recall brings you a smile rather than a smirk. My favorite is Number5. I’ll never forget the period in my life when it was said to me.

WHAT IS BLOOD SUGAR?
Blood sugar is the sugar in your blood. The sugar in your blood is glucose. The sugar in your sugar bowl is sucrose which is comprised of two sugars, glucose and fructose.
The glucose in your blood is measured by how many milligrams (mg) (1 mg is equal to .0003 oz.) of glucose is in 100 cubic centimeters (cc) (approximately 3⅓ oz.) of your blood.
Normal blood sugar is usually considered to be 80-120 mg of glucose per 100cc of blood. Abnormal blood sugar is usually considered anything above 160 mg or below 65 mg.
Anyone with blood sugar above 160 mg is suspected of being diabetic (hyperglycemia). Anyone with blood sugar below 65 mg is suspect of having low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). However, the real qualifier is how you feel and what symptoms you are experiencing, not the numbers.
WHY DO WE NEED GLUCOSE?
Glucose is the fuel the body burns for energy and heat. This fuel is necessary for your body to run properly, just as your car needs fuel (gas) to run. Glucose is used by every cell in your body for energy and heat. Your brain and the retina of your eye use only glucose for fuel, though your other cells are able to use fats or amino acids (from proteins) if necessary.
Most of your cells store glucose in the form of glycogen and when glucose is needed the cells convert glycogen to glucose. The central nervous system- the key part of which is the brain- does not store glucose and therefore is the first area to be affected by low blood sugar.
Since the brain doesn’t store glucose it is totally dependent on the amount of glucose that is in the blood stream. When the glucose is the blood is low the brain doesn’t receive enough energy and therefore is unable to function efficiently and is affected before any other part of your body. Just think about that for a while and let its significance burn deep into your mind.
Possible Causes of Low Blood Sugar
Whatever the cause, it seems obvious that some people’s body chemistry cannot handle sugar, fruits, starchy foods, alcohol and/or stimulants (caffeine, nicotine etc). These substances cause a variety of symptoms and suffering for some people. At the present there is no known definite cause of low blood sugar.
There may be many cause for improper sugar metabolism and regulation, some of which may be:
• Too much insulin being released
• Under or over active adrenal glands
• Liver disorder
• Excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates in diet
• Disorders of pituitary or thyroid glands
• Tumor of pancreas
• Trauma
HOW SERIOUS IS LOW BLOOD SUGAR?
“How serious is low blood sugar?” We think low blood sugar is the most dangerous condition in the U.S. today. Its seriousness ranges from a headache to suicide. Here is a condition that has no prejudice, it simply doesn’t care what color you are, what nationality you are, what religion you are or what your income is or anything else about you. It can disable you no matter what.
The numbers are staggering, estimates of the number of people in the U.S. with low blood sugar tendencies range from 50 million to75 million. Once you learn enough about the subject and start watching closely and listening to people around you, you’ll begin to think that everyone has it. At this point we advise you to be prudent in relating to others about low blood sugar,, it can be dangerous to your social relationships. If you feel you must help someone, suggest some books for the person to read.
It not diagnosed or not maintained after diagnosis, the following are some common problems of low blood sugar sufferers.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Studies reveal that the majority of alcoholics and drug addicts have low blood sugar. If you ever attend an AA meeting, you will be amazed at the amount of coffee, cigarettes and pastry consumed. Recovering alcoholics often replace the alcohol with other substances to raise their blood sugar level. Some former drug addicts say that they use candy to help relieve their desire for drugs.
Over the years it is fascinating to hear from recovering alcoholics about their discovery that so many of their problems that had been attributed to their personality were actually caused by their faulty body chemistry, not their personality. The anger, internal unrest, clouds over their brain, mood swings, and anxiety disappeared after getting their blood sugar stable.
Is it any wonder it’s a common occurrence for us to receive letters and orders for copies of the Low blood sugar Hand book to be sent to other recovering substance abusers.
All LBS people, be they substance abusers or not, suffer anxiety which is possibly caused by the release of excessive adrenalin and its effects on the cells. Excessive adrenalin is released when the blood sugar drops (due to drinking alcohol or eating the incorrect foods or not eating) as a result of the brain sending out a chemical message to the adrenal glands to release adrenalin. The adrenalin stimulates the liver to release glucose which is sent to the cells. This whole process may take only moments to occur. For certain the human body is magnificent and beautiful in how it can achieve these many vital functions. However, there is one nasty side effect, the excess adrenalin causes intolerable anxiety.

Psychological Problems
The symptoms displayed by a low blood sugar sufferer are often the same as those associated with emotional disturbance and the person is given medication or institutionalized. In various studies it has been found that many psychiatric patients, particularly those diagnosed schizophrenic, are really hypoglycemic. After being properly diagnosed, these individuals improved immensely when given the proper diet and support. Many were eventually discharged on no, or very little medication. Low blood sugar is not a panacea, some would say if you’re nuts, you’re nuts. But until you can get your blood sugar straightened out, it’s hard to tell if the nuttiness is due to LBS or to real psychiatric problems. A good question to ponder is, are there crazy people acting crazy and for what reason?
If you have read this far and have started to get the impression that we are trying to sell you a cure-all of America’s ills, you are right—to a degree. But we don’t mean this as a medical witch hunt or a nutritional crusade. All we are trying to do is bring to light some of the things we have learned from our research and living with LBS. Let’s assume that everything we have told you is 100% correct. Now just contemplate the amount of cultural breakdown and havoc, not to mention the medical bills and personal tragedies that we have all experienced due to this still mysterious called low blood sugar.

How to determine if you have low blood sugar?
Below is a symptom list so you can do an inventory of your symptoms and their frequency-
The left columns are for your initial inventory, the columns to the right of the symptoms list are for review. Heck the appropriate letters:
A= Always F= Frequently -once or more a week
O= occasionally – once or more a month N= None
If you have many A and F symptoms, you prolately have low blood sugar, you should continue reading below and try to change what you eat- if you get improvement after 15 days, you should continue to eat more protein and complex carbohydrate.
Now symptoms for evaluation 15 days

what should you not to eat if you have low blood sugar?

Avoid all sugars and all fast acting carbohydrate (refine carbohydrate or white flour) why are refined carbohydrate detrimental? Become low blood sugar sufferers secrets too much insulin from their pancreas when. They eat refined carbohydrate, thus lowering their blood sugar (glucose) too.
Rapidly, which produces unpleasant symptoms (mood swings fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, irritability etc.)
Why do these symptoms appear when blood sugar is too low?
The cells of the bloody use glucose for energy. If the level of glucose is too low there is not enough energy for the cells to function efficiently. When cells don’t function efficiently, symptoms appear telling us something is wrong. Most cells of the body can witling fat and protein for energy in the absence of glucose. However the cells of the brains and retting of the eye can use only glucose for energy and need a constant and sufficient supply to function efficiently. When the cells of the brain and eyes are not receiving energy, many symptom appears!
What should you do if you have low blood sugar?
1- Eat more protein, High complex carbohydrate
2- Exercise
3- Enough sleep, rest and relaxation
4- Fun and laughter
1. Protein food are found in all meats, fruit, fish, shellfish, eggs, grains and all nuts etc.
Low blood sugar sufferers should eat snacks between meals. 3 meals plus 3-6 smacks a day. The snacks prevent a severe dip of blood sugar between meals. Eat snack 2 hours after meals in order to keep blood sugar stable. Most low blood sugar sufferers don’t sleep well at night. You should put some snack by your bed at night so you can eat snacks every 2 hours in any time you cannot fall asleep.
Snacks for low blood sugar sufferers: boiled egg, peanut butler, roasted peanuts, roasted soybean, soy juice with no added sugar, all kind of beans, all kind of fruits, all kind of raw vegetable sticks etc.
2. Exercise – exercise make us stronger and healthier by improving the oxygen intake and delivery to our body. When we exercise we breath deeper and faster thereby increasing our lung capacity (ទទួលខ្យល់ច្រើនចូលក្នុងសួត). Exercise also makes the heart pump (beat) stronger and faster which strengthens the heart muscle. All of this beach to an improved ability to use oxygen and increase ability to deliver nutrients to each and every cell by our improved circulatory system, improve digestion, absorption, metabolism and improved elimination of our waste products.
There are 3 types of exercises
1. Warm up exercises: bending and stretching, Knee bend Knee lifts, bending side to side
2. Conditioning exercises: Knee pushups, sit ups, touching toe.
3. Circulatory exercises: walk, jog, bicycling, swimming, jump rope, rocker etc.
3. Enough sleep, rest and relaxation help the body to keep stress under control.
4. Fun and laughter: the Bible tells us in Proverbs 17:22
“A merry heart does good like a medicine but a broken spirit dries the bones” Fun and laughter helps relieve stress and tension.

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