Low blood sugar is also medically termed as hypoglycemia. Mismatch in the insulin-food-activity balance is the commonest cause for hypoglycemia.
Can Low Blood Sugar Cause Dizziness?
Low blood sugar can cause dizziness beside other symptoms.
- Glucose level < 60 mg/dl with symptoms that are relieved promptly after the glucose level is raised, document hypoglycemia.
- Low blood sugar with dizziness is usually seen in diabetic patients who are on anti-diabetic drugs and insulin and have an insulin overdose accidentally or otherwise.
- The first symptom in these patients is dizziness and disorientation if the blood sugar level decreases.
- Lack of glucose supply to the brain can result in brain dysfunction, like dizziness and if prolonged, leads to irreversible neuronal damage and death.
Causes Of Low Blood Sugar
3 simple causes of low blood sugar:
- Delayed or missed meals
- Excessive physical activity (more exercise -less food).
- High dosage of diabetic drugs.
Hypoglycemia Or Low Blood Sugar Symptoms
- Blurred vision
Natural Treatment Of Low Blood Sugar And Dizziness
- Regularly monitor and check the blood sugar levels.
- Give a cup of fruit juice, tea or coffee with sugar and water with glucose powder or sugar.
- Patient should be educated and counseled about diabetic hypoglycemia.
- Avoid self decision to take an excessive dose on finding elevated glucose level.
- Do not delay or miss meals.
- Food should be split through the day to avoid mid- day dizziness.
- Avoid alcohol
- Regular check up of blood sugar level of diabetics.
- Eat adequately after exercise.
Incidence of low blood sugar and dizziness are directly proportional to blood glucose control in diabetics