Symptoms of Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) and Causes

symptoms of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar symptoms and causes

What is low blood sugar?

It is known as hypoglycaemia. It is more common in a diabetic patient. In this your glucose level decreases from normal level to lower level. Due to this body does not produce enough energy for proper body function or activities. People who do not have diabetes can also experience low blood sugar symptoms like below. In diabetes patient it is common. Those taking too much insulin or exercise hard can see low blood sugar symptoms.  Pranayama and yoga poses are the best exercise to reduce low blood sugar problems.

Symptoms of low blood sugar depends upon your level of blood sugar. Below are the blood sugar level and their symptoms

Mild – Symptoms of hypoglycemia (below 80 mg/dL)

  1. Fast heartbeat
  2. Sudden mood changes
  3. Nervousness, shakiness, and weakness
  4. Fatigue
  5. Anxiety
  6. Vomiting
  7. Skin may turn cold and clammy
  8. Pale skin
  9. Headache and dizziness
  10. Extreme hunger
  11. Sweating
  12. Difficulty in sleeping
  13. Skin tingling
  14. Loss of consciousness

Moderate – Symptoms of hypoglycemia (below 40 mg/dL)

  1. Poor concentration
  2. Loss of balance while walking
  3. Blurry vision
  4. Confusion and irritation
  5. Change in behavior

Severe – Symptoms of hypoglycemia (below 20 mg/dL)

  1. Seizures – Abnormal electrical activity in the brain
  2. Unconsciousness
  3. Coma or death
  4. Stroke
  5. Shaking of hands or the entire body

Causes of low blood sugar who have diabetes

  1. The pancreas does not produce enough insulin
  2. Too much use of  insulin injection

Causes of low blood sugar who don’t have diabetes

  1. Medications
  2. Heavy alcohol consumption without eating food causes low blood sugar
  3. Disorder of liver kidneys
  4. Endocrine deficiencies

Urgent treatment to reduce symptoms of hypoglycemia

  1. Eating more carbohydrate foods
  2. Glass of honey or sugar water daily
  3. Hard candies
  4. 2 tablespoons of raisin

Read moreBest Way of Treating Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Yoga therapy for Hypoglycemia

  1. Kapalabhati Pranayama
  2. Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  3. Bhastrika Pranayama
  4. Dhanurasana Bow Pose
  5. Bhujangasana Cobra Pose
  6. Suryanamaskar (Sun salutation)
  7. Halasana Plough Pose


Consult your doctor first to find the root cause of low blood sugar. Practice under expert guidance

You may also like to read:

  1. Yoga For Diabetes Patient
  2. Diabetes Symptoms – How Yoga Control and Cure Diabetes?
  3. Hyperglycemia, Types, Symptoms and Yoga Treatment
  4. Low Blood Sugar Symptoms (Hypoglycemia) and Causes
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