Signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia

Diabetes has a number of off springs so to speak; it is life style based disease and is more than a nuisance. Each time one hears of someone being afflicted by it sympathy is the first emotion felt. It may happen to you as well or to some one you love dearly, displaying weak kneed emotions is absolutely discouraging and says you have quietly resigned to the fact. Though it is sly and often life threatening it can be curbed and managed beautifully if detected, treated and approached by you in a positive manner.

The insulin producing factory of the human body, the pancreas either does not produce the hormone or very little of it. This obviously leads to a series of further malfunctions, insulin is of vital importance simply because it transports the glucose from the bloodstream to the cells where it undergoes a change and energy is the outcome of that change. Energy, as we all know is essential for survival. If the symptoms are ignored then it will surely lead to irrevocable damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves. It sure is deadly.

Hyperglycemia is the medical term used for high blood sugar. Normally, if the blood sugar level is more than 200 mg it means that there is a possibility of Hyperglycemia. The symptoms of the condition are few or none at all; these may include drowsiness or fatigue, dry, itchy skin, frequent urination, dry mouth, excessive thirst, slow healing wounds, increased appetite and unexplained weight loss. If the blood sugar is high for most part then the signs may include breathing difficulty, increased confusion, drowsiness, unconsciousness, a sudden rush of blood that causes dizziness when a person stands up. Coma is also a possibility.

Some causes that bring on the Hyperglycemic condition are as follows, surgery, injury, certain medications, uncontrolled diabetes, physical stress, emotional stress, eating other and above the food mentioned in planned diet, inadequate exercise, taking insufficient amount of insulin. The moment you discover any of the symptoms mentioned in the above paragraph you need to visit the doctor immediately. A large part of your condition and health depends entirely on you. Neglect on your part will be like taking a horse to the water but not making it drink.

The first step the doctor will take is to lower your blood sugar level as that is the confusing causing agent. You would be wise to avoid anything sweet and eat less, your medicines need to be taken on time, exercise is a must for everyone especially if you are diabetic as it helps reduce blood sugar. There are complications linked to Hyperglycemia, the little blood cells in the eyes begin to get damaged and may not be noticed at once, the kidneys suffer severe damage as well, at times a leg or foot has to be amputated. Hypoglycemia is another condition related to diabetes.

A word of encouragement here, don’t break yourself over the diagnosis or it will break you. There is hope as many a persons have lived long to tell, shake off your weariness and wake up your confidence.

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