Chronic Fatigue: Chronic Low Blood Sugar

·      Becki gets so busy at work everyday she forgets to eat. That’s when she starts to feel weak and jittery.

·      Sandra skips breakfast every morning to make time for her extra hard workouts. But she gets chronic headaches, her skin feels cold and clammy and she feels irritable when she hasn’t eaten enough.

·      Jack feels tired all the time no matter what he does to remedy it. Even when he gets a good night’s rest, he gets sweaty for no apparent reason, blurry vision and brain fog.

What do these people have in common?

They could be experiencing low blood sugar. While it’s normal from time to time to feel the effects of low blood sugar, (for example, if we exercise really hard without eating or get too hungry), the blood sugar problems that Becki, Sandra and Jack are experiencing have become chronic.

If you have blood sugar swings, something has changed because you body no onger naturally regulates it's own blood sugar production, absorption and storage.

Chronic low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia occurs when the level of sugar in your blood drops too low to give your body energy, creating a lingering, chronically tired feeling. Like breathing, we don’t have to think about regulating our blood sugar, our body does so naturally. But if you have blood sugar swings, something has changed because your body can no longer naturally regulate it’s own blood sugar production, absorption and storage.

For those who do not have diabetes, low blood sugar can be caused by many factors, such as metabolic problems, digestive organ malfunctions and poor digestion. All these factors may be keys to regulating blood sugar, especially improving your digestion. Why digestion?

Blood Sugar Regulation 101 

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Your body’s digestive process breaks down carbohydrates from foods — such as pasta, rice, bread, vegetables, fruit and milk products — into various sugar molecules. One of these sugar molecules is called glucose, the main source of your body’s energy. After you eat, glucose is absorbed into your bloodstream. But glucose can't enter the cells of most of your tissues without insulin — a hormone secreted by the pancreas. The insulin unlocks your cells to allow the glucose to enter and provides the cellular fuel you need to properly function.

Besides the pancreas, other digestive organs critical to the glucose regulation process are the liver and adrenal glands. If any of these organs are malfunctioning, blood sugar swings may result. This leads to a compromised immune system, an imbalanced hormonal system and chronic fatigue.

If You Get To The Cause, You Get To Your Cure

Remember the days when you weren’t fatigued all the time? You can get your energy back by addressing the core cause of your fatigue. If you can find the cause, you can find the cure.

If what you’ve tried isn’t working, join hundreds of other people in the Chico, Redding and Sacramento Valley, who have gotten relief from fatigue and blood sugar swings with our 3-part approach: We improve your digestion, help your body reestablish blood sugar control and we work with the body’s nervous and glandular systems to rebalance hormones.

To find out how you can have more energy,  call the Digestion Relief Center in Chico at 530-899-8741 to schedule a consultation to learn how Dr. Patrick’s approach can help you.

© Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC. All Rights Reserved. 2013 

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