Hypoglycemia symptoms cover a wide range of conditions from fatigue to irritability and lightheadness.
Your body has lost its ability to regulate sugar to create glucose (energy). The pancreas produces too much insulin due to chronic over stimulation. This causes a roller coaster of energy highs and lows.
The ongoing barrage of pancakes, chocolate and cheese cake has finally taken its toll on your body.
Consequently, you may be experiencing the following:
Hypoglycemia is closely linked to all types of hypothyroidism due to sluggish pituitary function and iodine deficiency.
The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain. This is the main controlling agent for all hormonal function.
Symptoms of fatigue, fuzzy thinking and poor memory are also symptoms of
Individuals who have low thyroid function absorb glucose too slowly to feed the cells.
If your adrenals are fatigued from continual stress in your life, they lose the ability to supply the liver with hormones to release stored glucose into the blood stream for energy.
Eventually, the entire system breaks down and symptoms of iodine deficiency or low thyroid set in.
There are two types of hypoglycemia.
The classic hypoglycemia is perpetually low blood sugar. This is caused by a poor diet, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, and drug side effects.
Fortunately, this condition can be stabilized with proper diet.
Signs of reactive hypoglycemia are easily recognizable.
Are you a a morning grouch who can't get going without a cup of coffee first? Then, you have reactive hypoglycemia. Your body has gone all night without food in your system. Your body is running on empty.
If you find yourself crashing around 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, you have reactive hypoglycemia. This happens when the blood sugar drops two to five hours after eating.
This is an early stage of insulin resistance - a precursor to diabetes.
Fortunately, this can be resolved through diet. The person who has these hypoglycemia symptoms typically misses meals.
She eats sugary foods; depends on caffeine for stimulation; craves sweets and salt; has a hard time waking up and complains of difficulty sleeping at night.
Again, proper, balanced diet is the key to alleviation of these hypoglycemia symptoms.
Datis Kharrazsian, DHSc, DC, MS, author of "Why Do I Still have Thyroid Symptoms When My Test Labs are Normal" stresses that you must make a permanent life style change in your eating habits.
Overcoming the sometimes uncontrollable cravings for sugar and salt is a challenge, but it can be done.
Dr. Kharrazsian sets out the following basics to control the hypoglycemia symptoms caused by unstable blood sugar:
Dr. Kharrazsian has established a fasting protocol which you might want to consider for correcting your blood sugar imbalance, hypoglycemia symptoms and insulin resistance conditions.
6 oz. of steel ground organic, oatmeal; 2 oz. of cottage cheese; a tablespoon of Carlson's fish oil; a serving of low sugar fruit with high protein whey flakes. No 11:00 AM energy crash!
Afternoon Energy Stabilizer: Three to five Brazil nuts avoids the 3:00 PM crash while supporting the thyroid with needed selenium.
You may want to learn about your
to find out if this is a contributing factor to your hypoglycemia problems.