Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and More

What Is Hypoglycemia?

Low blood sugar is also called hypoglycemia, it occurs when the blood sugar (glucose) goes below a normal range. Low blood sugar can lead to dangerous health concerns that require medical attention immediately.

The blood sugar is low if it goes lower than 70mg/dL. Hypoglycemia is mostly seen in people with diabetes. Using too much drugs (especially sulfonylureas or insulin), missing meals, not consuming sufficient food or exercising more than normal can cause the blood sugar level to drop to abnormal range.

In some cases, hypoglycemia may be caused by other diseases or some kinds of drugs. In this article we will be talking about some things you should know about hypoglycemia.