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Hypoglycemia occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels drop below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl).
Sometimes, hypoglycemia can be life-threatening if a person fails to receive treatment.
Glucose or blood sugar is the body’s primary source of energy.
When blood sugar levels fall too low, the body will not have enough energy to function fully and is called hypoglycemia.
Hypoglycemia may occur from the body producing too much insulin after meals causing blood sugar levels to drop.
A person having hypoglycemia may feel:
Unable to concentrate
Unable to focus their eyes
A person having hypoglycemia may also develop a headache or even lose consciousness.
Health issues that cause hypoglycemia:
Too much alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol will make it difficult for the smooth functioning of the liver. This can also cause temporary hypoglycemia.
Consuming another person’s medication for diabetes can also cause hypoglycemia.
According to research, the easy way to treat mild hypoglycemia:
Take 15 grams of glucose
Measure blood glucose levels
Drink fruit juice
(With inputs from agencies)