6 common symptoms of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar

Feeling excessive hunger lately? Consult your doctor as you might suffer from hypoglycemia or a drop in your blood glucose level.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti | Updated : May 23, 2016 2:59 PM IST



Low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia is a condition in which your blood glucose level drops below 80 mg/dl. The normal blood sugar level is 100 mg/dl. And if left unattended, it might lead to loss of consciousness and brain damage. Here are 6 symptoms of hypoglycaemia you need to be aware of.


Pallor: With low blood glucose level, there is a reduced amount of oxyhaemoglobin, which is visible on the skin. It is more visible on the face and palms.


Hunger: As your blood glucose level drop, your brain fails to get the energy needed for the normal functioning, which in turn trigger cells to produce glucose by increasing your dietary intake.


Lack Of Coordination

Lack of coordination: As the brain gets less supply of glucose, it can lead to weakness, and fatigue. In extreme cases, it also leads to the lack of coordination, confusion and seizures. Also Read - Garlic: What happens when you drink garlic juice?



Sleepiness: The overall reduced blood glucose level in the body makes you feel less energetic which leads to dizziness and drowsiness.