Hypoglycemia is a condition of low blood sugar. The term is derived from the Greek words hypo, meaning “low,” glykys, meaning “sweet,” and, haima, meaning “blood.”
Blood sugar levels below 70 mg/dL is considered too low and is potentially dangerous.
Hypoglycemia is denoted by a less than normal amount of glucose in the blood, usually caused by administration of excessive insulin, excessive secretion of insulin by the islet cells of the pancreas.
If too much insulin is secreted, the result is hypoglycemia. If too little insulin is secreted, the result is hypeglycemia. If no insulin is secreted, the result is diabetes.
Causes and Risk Factors
Hypoglycemia can be caused by:
• Digestive issues
• Pancreatic issues
• Hormonal issues
Anyone can experience hypoglycemia, but diabetics have to be especially careful to properly manage their blood sugar levels.
Some of the medical signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia include:
- blurred vision
- fainting spells
- night sweats
- cravings for sweets/sugar
- swollen feet
- constant hunger
- pain in certain parts of the body (mainly the eyes), and
Natural Healing Solutions
Herbs that maintain the proper health of the pancreas include:
- Devil’s Club
- Gymnema Sylvestre
- Lycii Fruit
- Guave Leaf
- Fringetree Bark
- Moringa (Karela) Seed
Hypoglycemia is a degenerative disease, which means it is diet-based. Poor, deficient, or inadequate diet is the primary cause of hypoglycemia.
A diet high in consumption of refined carbohydrates, various refined sugars (sucrose, sugar cane crystals, etc.), alcohol, and caffeine (chocolate, coffee, soft drinks, etc.) will greatly sabotage the proper function of the pancreas, which can lead to hypoglycemia.
Dherbs.com products that can help include:
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