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What causes low blood sugar and how can it be prevented ?

Hi I need some advice, I seem to have fainting spells every now and again, Everytime i do pass out i have low blood sugar levels I am also epileptic although this never seems to cause or fall into the problem as i never fit., feeling nauseous and then i am sick, Feel very trebly before and after, but have a heartbeat i can feel alot more almost like a pupitation, But the beat is regular. the episode only seems to last maximum 5 minutes, But the nly difference with my last two times i have fainted, I actually pass out twice?. About 2 months ago i had to have a pill and blood pressure check and for the first time ever i did have a high blood pressure, went a week later and it went back to almost normal. the thing is wether this is all stress related as im getting married in september but we also moved house in january. i am 28 yeqars old about 5 ft 4\ i do regular excercise ( attend zumba a high cardio dance workout class ) at least 3-4 1 hour sessions a week. im not overweight and my health is normal. any suggestions would e great. many thanks.
Asked On : Sun, 19 Jun 2011
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This is not an answer but I can relate to you I am l20 pounds and I am 5 ft 1 and I am 21 I have epilepsy also and I pass out at least 3 times a month and I am always conscious before the paramedics get to me I have a skipping heart but they still never have found out what it is so I know what it is like that no one knows what is wrong it can get annoying when you are in and out of the hospital because of seizures and fainting a lot.
Answered: Wed, 21 Sep 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Frequent fainting episodes should not be taken lightly. It could be due to a number of causes, including low blood sugar, cardiac problem, neurological problem, psychological, etc. You need a detailed investigation to try to find out the cause. Low blood sugar can be caused by insulinoma, a tumour which produces excess of insulin, resulting in low blood sugar level. If all the tests fail to find a cause then you could attribute it to stress.
My best wishes for a very happy married life, in Advance.
Answered: Sun, 19 Jun 2011
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