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hypo 1(hī′pō) Informal
hypo 2(hī′pō) Archaic
hypoprefix, Latin, low, deficient, insufficient
functional insolesimple or casted insole designed to correct or alter foot/lower-limb function
shockprofound physical depression characterized by low blood pressure, circulatory collapse and coma
anaphylactic shock due to hypersensitivity; see anaphylaxis
cardiogenic shock due to decline in cardiac output secondary to serious heart disease, e.g. myocardial infarction
haemorrhagic shock due to acute haemorrhage, characterized by marked hypotension, hypovolaemia, tachycardia, pallor, cold and clammy skin and oliguria
hypovolaemic shock due to sudden reduction in circulating blood volume (e.g. severe haemorrhage, dehydration, faint [vasovagal attack] or anaphylaxis)
insulin shock due to relative overdose of insulin/relatively low levels of blood glucose (i.e. a 'hypo'), characterized by sweating, tremor, anxiety, vertigo, double vision, which if left untreated can progress to delirium, convulsions, coma and collapse, but can be readily reversed by ingestion of sugar (e.g. sweet drink or biscuit) in conscious patient, or injection of glucagon (if the patient is unconscious)
Patient discussion about hypo
Q. Has anyone tried natural hormones for hypo-thyroidism or fibromyalgia? I am on the low normal range for hypo-thyroidism (do not take meds for) and was diagnosed years ago with fibromyalgia. I take Ultram for the pain which also helps my fatigue factor but I still feel so sluggish sometimes and just want to sleep. I'm on an anti-depressant as it is. I've been hearing more about natural hormone therapy for these conditions and was wondering if anyone out there has tried this.