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What causes dizziness and body tremors?

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Dr. Mirjeta Guni

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: When I get hungry I don't have stomach hunger instead I start feeling dizzy, weak, lightheaded and sometimes trembling or shaky in my upper body {arms, chest} I can go without food for quite long time and don't feel hungry, however my body signals something to me.
What kind of symptoms are those? I'm a slight anemic.. Heigt 5'4" weight 129 pounds.
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
About reactive hypoglicemia;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!

The symptoms you described are suggestive for hypoglycemia but it should be confirmed by checking the blood sugar at that moment.

If it is under 70 mg/dl, hypoglycemia is confirmed.

Reactive hypoglycemia, or postprandial hypoglycemia, is a medical term describing recurrent episodes of symptomatic hypoglycemia occurring within 4 hours after a high carbohydrate meal in people who do not have diabetes.

It is thought to represent a consequence of excessive insulin release triggered by the carbohydrate meal but continuing past the digestion and disposal of the glucose derived from the meal.

If it is confirmed, then treatment consists of;
To relieve reactive hypoglycemia, the following steps are suggested;

1) Avoiding or limiting sugar intake
2) Exercising regularly; exercise increases sugar uptake which decreases excessive insulin release
3) Eating a variety of foods, including meat, poultry, fish, or non-meat sources of protein, foods such as whole-grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products;
Choosing high-fiber foods.

If the blood sugar result does not come under 70 mg/dl, other causes should be found.

Hope the information will help.
Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta


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