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Causes of Hypoglycemia

Introduction: Hypoglycemia

There are many potential causes of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia can happen by itself or can be a symptom of or occur with a variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions.

A potentially serious form of hypoglycemia occurs in people with diabetes who have an insulin reaction. Insulin is an injectable drug that is used to treat the high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) caused by diabetes. Sometimes a person with diabetes may take too much insulin or not eat enough carbohydrates. This can result in too low of a blood sugar or hypoglycemia. Sometimes the blood sugar can get very low and result in unconsciousness.

Hypoglycemia can also occur in some people after drinking alcohol, especially large amounts of alcohol. Hypoglycemia can also be caused by over-exercising and not eating enough carbohydrates and by starvation dieting and fasting.

Serious disease, disorders and conditions that can also increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia include hepatitis, type 1 diabetes, insulin-secreting tumors of the pancreas, kidney disease, Addison's disease and liver disease. Hypoglycemia can also be a side effect of some medications. In some cases, it is not possible to diagnose the underlying cause of hypoglycemia.

Causes of Hypoglycemia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hypoglycemia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

Causes of Hypoglycemia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hypoglycemia as a symptom include:

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Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hypoglycemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hypoglycemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hypoglycemia:

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More Information About Hypoglycemia

List of 284 causes of Hypoglycemia

This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Hypoglycemia in our database from various sources.

Hypoglycemia: Tools

Drug side effect causes of Hypoglycemia

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins may possibly cause Hypoglycemia as a side effect.

[See detailed list of 6 drug side effect causes of Hypoglycemia]

Drug interaction causes of Hypoglycemia:

Drug interactions may be a possible cause of Hypoglycemia.

  • Acitretin and Glyburide interaction
  • Lisinopril and antidiabetes drug interaction
  • Prinvil and antidiabetes drug interaction
  • Zestril and antidiabetes drug interaction
  • Lisinopril and insulin interaction
[See detailed list of 1685 drug interaction causes of Hypoglycemia]
 

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