Low Blood Sugar: How Serious Is It? What Are The Symptoms?

Low Blood Sugar Symptoms (Photo credit: sugarshockblog)
Low Blood Sugar Symptoms (Photo credit: sugarshockblog)
Low Blood Sugar Symptoms (Photo credit: sugarshockblog)
Low Blood Sugar Symptoms (Photo credit: sugarshockblog)

Low blood sugar is not a disease. It is however, a symptom of what is occurring in the body when your digestive system processes your meals.

As soon as you begin eating, your digestive system gets busy breaking down carbohydrate foods you have eaten. Foods like breads, pasta, desserts, candy, fruit, starchy vegetables, legumes and grains are carbohydrate foods. As the food breaks down, sugars within the food are released by digestive enzymes. The sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream, and thus your sugar levels rise.

Although you could you still be in the normal blood range, your end result is high blood sugar.

So when do you get low blood sugar?

For obvious reasons, it won’t happen right after you have finished a meal. But over the next hour and a half, your body recognizes that your blood sugar level is high. To neutralize this, your pancreas creates insulin to bring it down to a more normal zone that is physiologically acceptable.

However, if you consume too many carbohydrates for your body to handle – or eat foods that are too high on the Glycemic Index Diet, your pancreas will respond by releasing a higher than normal amount of insulin. This brings down your blood glucose levels. And that’s when you end up with low blood glucose symptoms.

Here are some common symptoms:

hunger

headaches

shakes

sweaty palms

irritability

loss of concentration ability

anger outbursts

dizziness

weakness

feel as if you will pass out

actually do pass out

stuttering

depressed

fatigue

mood swings

feelings of paranoia or other personality or psychotic disorders

coma

you feel compelled to go to fast food restaurants

you feel compelled to help yourself at vending machine

To make low blood sugar symptoms disappear, eat or drink a beverage that contains carbohydrates like candy or juice.

This process is what most Americans don’t understand. You can’t stuff food into your mouth and expect your body to respond the same way to every food. If only every American had a blood glucose monitoring kit and could test their blood glucose levels during the day, they would see the devastation they are doing to the body with certain types of meals eaten.

Foods are not equal and your body will respond accordingly to what you eat at each meal. It will raise and lower your blood sugar level all day long.

Which is why eating a low Glycemic Index diet is the key to keeping your sugar levels stable and not falling too low.

Harry is the main contributor and creator of the Glycemic Index benefits info based web-site: http://low-glycemic-benefits.com.

Get lots more info there on Blood Sugar Control.

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