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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Sleepiness

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