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Low blood sugar: Introduction

Low blood sugar: A decrease in the glucose levels of the blood above normal. See detailed information below for a list of 157 causes of Low blood sugar, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Low blood sugar:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Low blood sugar

Home medical tests possibly related to Low blood sugar:

Low blood sugar: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Low blood sugar, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Low blood sugar Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Low blood sugar may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Low blood sugar

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Low blood sugar may include:

  • Hard candy
  • Fruit juice
  • Glucose pill
  • Licorice root extract (glycyrrhizin) tea
  • Brahmi, jatamamsi, shanka pushpi and licorice Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Low blood sugar

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Drug interactions causing Low blood sugar:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Low blood sugar as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Diflucan and tolbutamide interaction
  • Nizoral and tolbutamide interaction
  • Diflucan and glyburide interaction
  • Nizoral and glyburide interaction
  • Diflucan and glypizide interaction
  • more interactions...»

Low blood sugar: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Low blood sugar may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Low blood sugar

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Low blood sugar: Deaths

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In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

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Misdiagnosis and Low blood sugar

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often four symptoms and conditions combined: obesity, more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be more »

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to have more »

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of more »

Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes, or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes, particularly of more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults. Some of the more »

Low blood sugar: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Low blood sugar

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Low blood sugar: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Low blood sugar: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Low blood sugar

Glucose, a form of sugar, is the body's main fuel. Hypoglycemia, or low... (Source: excerpt from Hypoglycemia: NIDDK)

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is not diabetes but may occur as a ... (Source: excerpt from Diabetes: NWHIC)

Detailed list of causes of Low blood sugar

The list below shows some of the causes of Low blood sugar mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Low blood sugar?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Low blood sugar. Of the 157 causes of Low blood sugar that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 156 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Low blood sugar:

The following list of conditions have 'Low blood sugar' 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: Low blood sugar:

The following list of medical conditions have Low blood sugar or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Causes of Low blood sugar Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Low blood sugar based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Low blood sugar:

    Medical Conditions associated with Low blood sugar:

    Hypoglycemia (284 causes), Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes), Metabolic symptoms (391 causes), Diabetes-related symptoms (327 causes)

    Symptoms related to Low blood sugar:

    Hypoglycemia (284 causes), Diabetic hypoglycemia, Liver failure (451 causes), Acute alcohol intoxication, Renal failure (115 causes), Sepsis (42 causes), Hypopituitarism (22 causes), Adrenal insufficiency, Myxoedema, Insulinoma, Post prandial hypoglycaemia, Drugs

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Low blood sugar

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