Hypoglycaemia/Low Blood Sugar
What is Hypoglycaemia?
Hypoglycaemia is low blood sugar and can masquerade as many physical symptoms including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, epilepsy, tinnitus, obesity, food cravings, obsessive compulsive behaviour, short term memory problems, poor concentration, recurrent thrush, 'spacey' feelings, allergies, sinus problems, rashes and skin disorders.
Your doctor many have already tested you for low blood sugar but pronounced your result 'normal'. This could be because your blood sugar levels were indeed within the normal range at the time of the test.
What causes Hypoglycaemia?
Low blood sugar can be caused by stress, after surgery, smoking and the consumption of either a high sugar diet, or an irregular eating pattern. There are many hidden sugars in the foods we eat, as well as natural sugars existing in everyday foods.
Our bodies convert carbohydrate into sugar. Therefore when we eat potatoes, bread etc. these are converted to sugar give energy to the body. When sugar enters our bloodstream, if we have more than our body actually requires insulin is secreted by the pancreas which takes the sugar to the liver for storage, into the cells and to other parts of the body that need it. When we overindulge on a regular basis our pancreas becomes 'trigger happy' and pushes out far too much insulin, thus too much sugar is removed from the bloodstream. This creates the situation where the nerve and brain cells receive an initial boost of energy and give a feeling of well-being followed by being starved of this essential food and body malfunctions take place. As a result blood sugar levels drop and the body craves something sweet to elevate blood sugar levels. Subsequently the viscous circle begins again. Eventually the pancreas can no longer produce the right amount of insulin or the body's cells no longer recognise the presence of insulin any more. This means that the cells are starved of essential glucose. Consequently we see late onset diabetes.
What can help?
A kinesiology session can identify the root cause of hypoglycaemia and a tailor made treatment plan can then be implemented. Usually some dietary changes and supplementation will be necessary whilst the body rebalances.