Reactive Hypoglycemia

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Reactive Hypoglycemia
Reactive Hypoglycemia

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Symptoms & Treatment of Reactive Hypoglycemia

The cause isn't always straightforward. Reactive hypoglycemia is most likely the consequence of your body producing an excessive amount of insulin after a substantial, carbohydrate-heavy meal. Scientists are baffled as to why, but your body may continue to produce additional insulin long after you've finished your meal, according to some theories. Because of the additional insulin, your blood glucose level drops below normal. Aside from tumors and alcohol, reactive hypoglycemia may occur as a consequence of surgical procedures such as gastric bypass or ulcer therapy, as well as various metabolic illnesses. If you're overweight, you're more likely to experience it.

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 Symptoms & Treatment of Reactive Hypoglycemia

Reactive hypoglycemia, also known as postprandial hypoglycemia or sugar crash, is a phrase used to describe recurring episodes of symptomatic hypoglycemia that occur within four hours following a high-carbohydrate meal in both persons with and without diabetes, as well as in healthy individuals. Because it is necessary to evaluate the patient in order to ascertain the source of the reactive hypoglycemia, the phrase is not always considered a diagnosis.

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