There are several risk factors that predispose individuals to Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia, and these include:
The direct cause of Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia is the unregulated use of one of several types of medications that cause blood sugar levels to drop. Most cases are observed, when an individual who does not have diabetes takes medications, which are used to treat diabetes.
In some cases, drugs unrelated to diabetes treatment can also cause a drop in blood sugar in the body. These medications include:
The unregulated use of drugs, such as insulin and sulfonylureas (intended to control blood glucose levels in individuals with diabetes), disrupts the body’s use of glucose in blood, and causes it to drop to very low levels, leading to Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia.
Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia has several signs and symptoms, which may include:
Diagnosing a case of Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia may involve the following procedures:
Many clinical conditions may have similar signs and symptoms. Your healthcare provider may perform additional tests to rule out other clinical conditions to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.
Some severe complications of Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia can include:
There are simple methods of preventing Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia and these include:
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