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|Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is a disorder of blood sugar metabolism.
A craving for sweets and starch in excessive amounts between meals is the first sign of a low blood sugar level. When the blood
sugar level falls much below normal, symptoms such as nervousness, irritability, fatigue, depression, disturbed vision, and
Other symptoms are sweating, trembling, numbness, absent-mindedness, dizziness, palpitations of the heart, and some sexual
disturbances. Most hypoglycemia patients feel hungry and eat frequently to get over the feeling of weakness and emotional
irritability. They feel tense if they have to go without food for several hours.Low blood sugar can compound into an emergency
|In such an eventuality, medical help should be sought immediately. However, when the patient experiences any symptoms that
indicate a fall in blood sugar, he should immediately take a heaped teaspoonful of sugar and then seek medical help.
Low blood sugar is usually caused by an excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and sugary foods. These substances cause
the pancreas, the adrenal glands, and the liver to lose their ability to handle the sugar properly. Other causes of low blood
sugar are a tumour; or a disturbed functioning of the liver, pituitary gland, or adrenal glands. Stress intensifies this condition.
Low Blood Sugar Home Remedies with Molasses:
The use of molasses has been found very useful in low blood sugar. When blood sugar becomes abnormally low as a result of
over exertion or under-nutrition, a glass of sherbet made of molasses will serve as a tonic and prevent the feeling of faintness.
It serves the same purpose in the body as glucose.
Low Blood Sugar Home Remedies using Vitamins:
Certain vitamins have been found effective in the treatment of low blood sugar. These are vitamins C, E, and B complex. Foods
rich in these vitamins are therefore valuable in low blood sugar. Vitamins C and B increase tolerance of sugar and
carbohydrates, and help normalize sugar metabolism. Pantothenic acid and vitamin B6 help to build up adrenals which are
generally exhausted in persons with low blood sugar. Vitamin E improves glycogen storage in the muscles and tissues. The
patient should take vitamin C in large doses from 2,000 to 5,000 mg, B6- 50 mg, and vitamin E - up to 1,600 IU daily.
Home Remedies for Low Blood Sugar with Apple:
Apples are considered valuable in low blood sugar. Two small apples with their peels should be taken after each meal for
treating this condition.
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