focus on the things you need to do.
10. You Have An Erratic Heartbeat
Having an erratic heartbeat is also related to the hormones that your body releases in response to low blood sugar levels.
It’s important to note that these are just the beginning. If you’re having blurry vision, slurred speech, trouble keeping your balance, and trouble carrying out your regular tasks, then things have gotten worse. If you’re trying to sleep but you’re being bothered by night sweats and nightmares, then things have gone past the early stages as well.
What To Do About Low Blood Sugar
The immediate treatment for low blood sugar is to have some form of food that gets converted to sugar quickly. Some options are candy, soda, honey, or fruit juice. If you can check your blood sugar, then you need to find out whether or not the levels have risen. Since the sugary food will go through your system quickly, it’s important to follow up with more complex carbohydrates that will release sugar into your system more slowly.
Some people experience severe low blood sugar that needs to be addressed in a medical setting. In this case, they might be unable to eat so they need an IV infusion.
In many cases, low blood sugar is caused by diabetes. You may be having trouble because it’s undiagnosed or there’s an issue with managing it. However, you can experience low blood sugar without diabetes as well.
For example, excessive alcohol consumption can affect your blood sugar. The medications that you take for diabetes, malaria, or kidney disease can also cause a drop in your blood sugar.
Additionally, liver disease, kidney disorders, and heart disease can negatively affect how your body handles the buildup of waste. That buildup may result in unexplained low blood sugar.
When To See A Doctor
There are several reasons for seeing a doctor when you’re experiencing low blood sugar. If you lose consciousness or have a seizure with a drop in blood sugar levels, you should be taken to the emergency room immediately.
Usually, drinking or eating something should increase your blood sugar so if this doesn’t work, you need to see your doctor as there could be another issue at play. Finally, the most common cause of persistent low blood sugar levels is diabetes but it’s not the only one. Anyone who keeps experiencing low blood sugar should see their doctor for a thorough assessment.
Low blood sugar can happen to anyone. Though it should be easy to get the levels back up, it doesn’t always work. In this case, you should talk to your doctor immediately.