an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
- hy·po·gly·ce·mic, adjective
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Excess insulin leads to low blood sugar (literally, hypoglycemia).
hypoglycemia, or hyperinsulism, which affects perhaps as many as five million Americans, is caused by overproduction of insulin.
hypoglycemia has become almost a fad disease among "psychonutritionists."
Sometimes stomach surgery, liver disease, pregnancy, and periods of high fever can cause attacks of hypoglycemia.
The emotional symptoms of hypoglycemia include depression and anxiety.
Scientific definitions for hypoglycemia
An abnormally low level of sugar in the blood, most commonly caused by excessive doses of insulin in people with diabetes or by excessive ingestion of alcohol or certain other drugs. It can cause weakness, dizziness, disorientation, and, if prolonged, permanent brain damage.
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