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weak when I don't have a sugar rich diet, hypoglycemia?

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I think I have hypoglycemia. I feel weak when I don't have a sugar rich diet and when I eat a sugar rich food, my energy is pumped back again. I have some questions. Please reply
1) I have search the internet and found people telling to have frequent meals. But it is not easy with my schedule. So instead of meals, is there any tablet which I can rely on which will keep my sugar and energy high?
2) Does hypoglycemia cause weight lost as I am very thin and I am having a very hard time gaining weight.(My weight is 120 pound and height is 5'11).

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replied June 16th, 2015
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

No such tablets are available or recommended. Please get your blood sugar both fasting , random and post prandial done to document any hypoglycemia before labeling yourself hypoglycemic. CBC and Thyroid function tests should also be advised. Low blood sugar chronically can cause weight loss.

Wishing you best of health


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replied June 24th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

The alternative option for you is to use Glucose supplements which are available in the market. You can also use energy drinks or protein bars which you can have while you are at work. But you should rely on them only in emergencies and should not make it a habit. You should plan your work day properly and allow proper time, when you can have a regular meal.

With the available information and without a face to face interaction, it will be difficult to provide a proper diet for weight gain for you.

A proper diet for you can be determined based on your medical history, your dietary habits (Vegetarian, Non vegetarian, any food allergies, etc) and a physical examination.

The cause of any poor weight gain can be due to gastrointestinal issues (Malabsorption disorders), Diet habits (Irregular and unhealthy diet habits), Chronic Metabolic disorders which either result in loss of energy or cause reduced appetite.

In case, you are in perfect health, then a diet rich in carbohydrates and protein along with exercises that help to improve your muscle bulk will be helpful for you.

Hence it would be recommended that you consult a dietician and a exercise trainer for proper guidance and advice.

I hope this helps.
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replied June 28th, 2015
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Upon waking eat a breakfast with fruit 2 hrs a protein bar, 2 hrs a fruit & lunch.........2 hrs a protein bar....2 hrs a dinner with fruit. 2 hrs a protein bar...before bed a sandwich, fruit & milk. Keep peanut butter crackers with you at all times. You should see your Doctor for testing. NEVER SKIP A MEAL OR SNACK>
Keep juice & peanut butter crackers by your bed for night time.
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