Endocrine and Metabolic - Reactive Hypoglycemia/Hypoglycaemia

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Reactive hypoglycemia (RH) is a condition characterized by symptoms of hypoglycemia experienced by an individual who does not have diabetes. Symptoms of RH may include hunger, nervousness, perspiration, shakiness, dizziness, light headedness, sleepiness, confusion, difficulty speaking, weakness and anxiety (1). In individuals with symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia related to dumping syndrome, symptoms may occur one to three hours after a meal as a rapid emptying of
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Last Updated: 2015-03-09