Today, I’d like to educate you a little about reactive hypoglycemia, a condition that not enough doctors recognize or accept — and one that’s been tied to weight gain and carb cravings.
You may be astonished to learn that if you have hypoglycemia (also called low blood sugar), you could have as many as 125 ailments! (To understand more about this condition and how it’s often misdiagnosed, read the excerpt from my book).
In fact, hypoglycemia has been called the “Great Imitator” because its strange, startling symptoms can mimic an astonishing array of diseases and conditions.
For instance, people with reactive hypoglycemia have been misdiagnosed as having bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, neurosis, migraines, Parkinson’s syndrome, paroxysmal tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), rheumatoid arthritis, mental retardation, alcoholism, hyperactive disorder, and even senility.
It’s absolutely horrifying to think about all these people, who’ve been wrongly told that they have another illness or disease. (By the way, in SUGAR SHOCK!, I share some scary stories about people getting misdiagnosed.)
If you or a loved one is suffering from some mysterious ailments, you may want to learn if hypoglycemia and/or a sugar problem are to blame. ..So, here are 24 symptoms, which could signify that you have hypoglycemia:
I’m not a doctor, but if you have some of the symptoms I just cited, I’d recommend that you see a physician to learn if you have reactive hypoglycemia or another blood sugar condition. (The five-hour Glucose Tolerance Test, while unpleasant, may be able to give you some answers.)
Bear in mind, though, that in most cases, if you kick sugar (or at least drastically cut back on your consumption of sweets and refined carbs), you may be able to cut out (or curtail) these ailments. (I’m not promising anything, but isn’t it worth a try to find out?)
Incidentally, that’s what happened to me: I quit eating sugar and quickie carbs on doctor’s orders in 1998, and all 44 of my symptoms completely vanished! So, I invite you to do some detective work on yourself:
I hope to hear back from you. Perhaps I can help steer you in the right direction. Don’t be bashful. Tell us about your strange symptoms. In the meantime, you may wish (I hope) to order my book SUGAR SHOCK!, too.