reactive hypoglycemia


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reactive hypoglycemia

low levels of glucose in the circulating blood (45 to 50 mg/dL) in an arterialized specimen after ingestion of carbohydrates by patients who have had stomach surgery, causing food to travel quickly into the intestine.

reactive hypoglycemia

 Plasma glucose measuring < 2.8 mmol/L–US: < 50 mg/dl with Sx of adrenergic neural activation–eg, weakness, palpitations, tremor, sweating and hunger, occurring after a meal or after oral glucose loading, caused by compensatory insulin hypersecretion

re·ac·tive hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a

(rē-ak'tiv hī'pō-glī-sē'mē-ă)
After eating a carbohydrate meal, the affected subject overreacts and produces too much insulin in response to the food so that the glucose level decreases rapidly.

re·ac·tive hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a

(rē-ak'tiv hī'pō-glī-sē'mē-ă)
After eating a high carbohydrate meal, the affected subject overreacts and produces too much insulin in response to the food so that the glucose level decreases rapidly.
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A personal blood glucose monitor cannot be used to diagnose reactive hypoglycemia.
The causes of most cases of reactive hypoglycemia are still open to debate.
A few causes of reactive hypoglycemia are certain, but they are uncommon.
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Although some health professionals recommend a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates, studies have not proven the effectiveness of this kind of diet for reactive hypoglycemia.

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