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by: Dr. Craig A. Maxwell
If you often feel shaky and weak when you don’t eat regular meals, you may have hypoglycemia. On this page, you’ll learn a little bit more about the symptoms of hypoglycemia and what you can do to treat low blood sugar naturally, including dietary changes and supplements.
Hypoglycemia is when a person’s bloodstream is deficient in blood sugar (glucose). Since glucose is the body’s main source of energy, people with hypoglycemia often face a variety of troubling symptoms if unable to eat regular meals. Though hypoglycemia in and of itself is not a disease, it is indicative of other health problems that need to be addressed.
When blood glucose levels drop below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), your brain will send signals to your body that it’s time to eat now. People with hypoglycemia often notice a plunging drop in their blood sugar before they have a chance to eat or drink something to halt the symptoms. Symptoms of hypoglycemia can come on suddenly and be very difficult to deal with for both sufferer and those around them.
The most common symptoms of hypoglycemia include:
In severe cases of hypoglycemia, a person may lose balance, have difficulty with speech, and lose consciousness.
With hypoglycemia, your blood glucose levels are too low. This could occur because glucose is released into your bloodstream too slowly, your body uses up the glucose too quickly or you have too much insulin released at one time.
There are several different reasons this could happen:
Hypoglycemia isn’t a disease but rather a symptom indicating a problem with the metabolic system. The first step to successfully treating low blood sugar is getting to the root cause of the problem.
For my patients with hypoglycemia, I recommend three essential tests:
Once you’ve figured out what could be causing your low blood sugar, you can now use some natural treatments for hypoglycemia.
Good health begins with diet. In order to effectively treat your hypoglycemia symptoms, you must cut the junk. Processed and refined foods do nothing to nourish your body and can lead to cancer down the road. They also interfere with your body’s metabolism, which can lead to obesity, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Cutting gluten from your diet has also been known to help improve hypoglycemia symptoms. Try it for a month to see if your health improves.
I also recommend my hypoglycemic patients eat plenty of protein. Carbohydrates may spike your blood sugar levels fast but they will drop them just as quickly. Instead, eat plenty of protein and high-quality fat such as coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado, and butter to stabilize your blood sugar and keep it elevated for longer periods of time. Carry protein bars in your purse or car so they are available whenever low blood sugar strikes.
When it comes to treating hypoglycemia naturally, adding a few dietary supplements can help balance your blood sugar levels and improve your health.
For my patients with low blood sugar, I recommend:
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Vitamin D3 deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency in America. People with this vitamin deficiency often easily fall sick. Their bodies also have difficulty regulating insulin levels.
Though most conventional physicians say that people need only about 200 to 400 I.U. per day, most integrative physician’s, including myself, recommend much more than that. This is why I prescribe 5,000 I.U. for patients with this common deficiency.
Hypoglycemia can be difficult to live with and if left untreated, can cause serious health problems, and even be fatal. Getting your hypoglycemia under control may be as simple as finding out what’s causing it so you can take the right natural steps to get back to wellness!
Don’t struggle with hypoglycemia alone. Dr. Maxwell has successfully treated many patients with hypoglycemia. His goal is to find and eliminate the root cause(s). Please call us at 513-741-4404 to schedule a consultation. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.