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Reactive hypoglycemia and pregnancy

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I have reactive hypoglycemia and I heard that might be something that is causing me to have a hard time getting pregnant. If it is what can I do. I have been hypoglycemic for 6 years. My menstrual cycle is very regular and I have been TTC for almost a year. I did take tests and one said I might not be ovulating but the next month I did a 21 day test and I had so I am left with only thinking that my hypoglycemia may be the problem. Please help. Thank You in advance.

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replied June 4th, 2010
Infertility Answer A12869
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Hypoglycemia or "low blood sugar", or problems with your blood sugar levels dropping unusually low after a meal can often causes symptoms, like a sudden feeling of tiredness, burning eyes, a feeling of lethargy, and often times a headache and/or dizziness.

Hypoglycemia is caused by your body’s inability to maintain satisfactory insulin levels. You may land up having a condition called insulin resistance which further can cause Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in which the egg release gets affected.

There are medications that help in controlling this, and in time when symptoms are controlled, your treating doctor would have you release eggs from ovary with aid of medications such that you can conceive. In addition to pelvic scans, you might also require to do hormonal studies. Diet changes with including more of high protein and complex carbohydrates also help to combat reactive hypoglycemia.

Discuss with your gynecologist/treating doctor about these possibilities and go ahead with the treatment.

All the best.

Take care.

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