What is Hyperglycemia

What is Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia is caused by excessive glucose that is present in the blood. It’s a serious health issue and must be heeded to immediately. It is a symptom as well as cause of diabetes. In case of both Type I as well as Type II diabetes, insulin is the fluctuating hormone in Hyperglycemia. It can cause upto mild or else very severe symptoms and can lead to a state of coma and eventually death of the patient. It must be treated with utmost care and the blood glucose level must be monitored very carefully. Generally insulin injections are given to the patients and the patients are also prescribed to a strict diet and oral form of medications is also prescribed.

Let us look at some of the symptoms of Hyperglycemia

In the beginning of the disease the patients may often experience fluctuating levels of blood glucose. This is before the blood glucose levels actually rise above normal. High levels of blood glucose levels can produce varying amounts of complications such as damage of the kidneys, heart attacks, retinal damage etc.

A person suffering from Hyperglycemia may suffer the following symptoms

1. Hunger pangs

2. Thirst

3. Urination (quite frequent)

4. Acute Fatigue

5. Chronic / minimalistic weight loss

6. Dysfunctional Erectile

7. Drying of the mouth

8. Swimmer’s ear

9. Itchy Skin

10. Stupor

11. Coma

What causes Hyperglycemia?

1. The most common cause for Hyperglycemia is Diabetes Mellitus. Skipping to take your regular insulin lowering medicines can also be one of the causes of Hyperglycemia. Consumption of excessive carbohydrates can be one of the causes of hyperglycemia. Obesity also is listed as a cause of Hyperglycemia.

Treatment of Hyperglycemia :

Diabetes is one of the earliest signs of Hyperglycemia. You be regular in testing your blood and glucose levels, a lot of times. You need to be regular in recording your readings of blood glucose levels. Drinking a lot of water is one of the natural causes of Hyperglycemia. This will remove the excessive glucose in your body by way of urination and it will also help you avoid dehydration. Being consistent in some kind of physical activities will help you lower the blood glucose in your body. You need to consult with your physician about what kinds of exercises are helpful for you, since in some types of diabetes exercises are prohibited.

You need to be in regular contact with your dietician, bring about adequate changes in your eating habits. Changes need to be bought both to the amounts and types of food that you have.

Prevention of Hyperglycemia I must say is rather relative. You need to follow a proper diet; this is the most important part in the preventive measures of Hyperglycemia. Your meal plan must be immaculate. Do not ignore your medications and your meals. Do not skip meals; skipping meals during hyperglycemia is suicidal. Keep a regular check of your blood glucose levels in order to remain on the safe side of the line. Remember that you must always; at any time wear your identification batch that symbolizes the stage of Diabetes you are in. This becomes convenient for the patient as well as the doctor while he/ she are treating the patient.

Hyperglycemia is a serious disease, it must be treated on time, and if now it can cause serious issues in the body called ketoacidosis. This is a condition of the body when there is less insulin to support the body. This is when the body stops the breaking down of starch and fats in the body. This condition can be very harmful for the individual’s body.

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