If you get headaches or migraines, suffer from chronic fatigue or periods of low energy, need to nap throughout the day, and you are either over- or underweight you must consider, despite what you have been told so far, that these are hypoglycemia symptoms.
You don’t have to be a diabetic to have hypoglycemia symptoms
Unless you are a diabetic your doctor may not consider that you could have hypoglycemia symptoms. Routine blood tests performed in family clinics are inadequate. Many patients continue to suffer from ill-health without proper diagnosis.
Low blood sugar is very common and chances are your drops in energy, headaches, and difficulty losing weight has something to do with it.
Hypoglycemia symptoms can also be one of the warning signs of prediabetes. Here is a check for early signs and symptoms of prediabetes
For a more comprehensive list of hypoglycemia symptoms including mild, moderate and severe triad download the chart below. Stick it on the fridge door for an easy reference.
1. Headaches – overlooked hypoglycemia symptoms
It is practically guaranteed that nearly every single one of us will get a headache in the lifetime. Studies show that 9 out of 10 American women had headaches in the last two years. Let’s not kid ourselves. Women are more likely to have headaches than not and more so than men. And here is a social proof. Have you ever heard: “Not tonight honey, I have a headache”, coming from a man?
Using headaches as an excuse not to have sex is one thing, but what if migraines, besides the discomfort, put a strain on your relationship? Even if your doctor is baffled as to the causes of the pain and you feel stuck with the painkillers, know that there are better solutions.
The method below can beat Tylenol in its effectiveness, rescue your marriage woes and provide hypoglycemia symptoms relief, all at the same time.
A method for quick headache relief
At the onset of a headache, take a tablespoon of honey, go to the bedroom, undress, darken the room, lie down in bed, and oh… make sure to ask your husband to join you.
70% of headachey participants admitted that sex alone offered moderate to complete relief of their migraine. Now imagine how that success rate would skyrocket if you actually ingest that honey you took to the bedroom for your hypoglycemia symptoms!
Hopefully when the headache strikes you are at home and your kids are away on an adventure camp, but in case you are at work, or the kids are around, you may wish to stick to honey alone. All jokes aside, learn how to spot symptoms of low blood sugar. This skill may save you many life troubles.
Headaches due to low blood sugar are very common. They are difficult to diagnose, but they can easily be prevented. This is an important point, because when a headache starts it is not always possible to stop it by eating sugar.
2. Chronic fatigue, energy dips – common signs of hypoglycemia
You do not need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that low sugar means low energy. Occasional hypoglycemic symptoms will produce occasional bouts of low energy, but occasional low blood sugar, unless related to a total adrenal drain, should not cause chronic fatigue.
Blood sugar follows a specific diurnal pattern. Sudden energy drops especially around 10-11 am and 2-3pm are frequently related to low blood sugar.
Studies confirmed 10:30 am to be the most hypoglycemia prone time and 2-3 pm energy slump is usually related to insufficient and/or poorly structured lunch. If you are looking for a cookie and coffee around this time, do not fool yourself any longer – the likelihood of you suffering from hypoglycemia symptoms is high.
Hypoglycemia awareness is very low. Don’t count on your doctor to point the problem out to you. Since hypoglycemia is related to diabetes and frequently occurs during pre-diabetic stages. You should check if you are at heightened risk. For immediate check refer to a list of common signs and symptoms of prediabetes
3. Stubborn excess weight – are you still battling pounds?
Have you ever tried to lose weight? Chances are you have. Unfortunately if you are prone to hypoglycemia symptoms you will have an extremely difficult time achieving your goal. This is why three out of four people in North America are currently overweight. Not because they do not want to get slimmer and healthier, but because losing weight is nearly impossible with erratic blood sugar.
People with signs of hypoglycemia have insatiable hunger pangs. When low sugar strikes there is no time to “eat sensibly” or “prepare a nutritious meal”. When you are on the “low”, your survival instincts kick in and you just have to eat… anything… and the sweeter, the better. This “eat to survive” is an underlying cause for continuing the cycle of weight gain. Watch for the moments of “I must eat now” or “I feel like something sweet”. These are likely your early hypoglycemia symptoms.
Not everybody puts on weight the same way. But there is a way to check if your weight gain is sugar related. Your body speaks a specific language. If you understand it you can live a long, healthy, and worry-free life. Here is something you should know about body proportions and stomach fat. Your waist is your diabetic meter.
Hypoglycemia symptoms are many and varied. Take a week to observe your headache, energy and hunger patterns. Log everything. You will be surprised. Symptoms and correlations are there waiting patiently to be discovered. Take time and get to know your body.
Mastering your own body language has incredible benefits. Not only it will help you letting you part with Tylenol, but also to achieve permanent weight loss and better overall health.