High Sugar Symptoms
A Look At High Sugar Symptoms
We've learned to be on guard for high sugar symptoms, or at least most of us have been taught about the dangers of having too much sugar in out bloodstream. High sugar symptoms don't come about from occasionally eating a candy bar, a bowl of sugar-laden cereal or having a soft drink. These food items don't help us any, but the increase in the blood sugar level when ingesting one or more of them is normally temporary. Of greater concern, is when high sugar symptoms indicate that blood sugar levels are elevated and stay that way, a condition called hyperglycemia.
High sugar symptoms seldom if ever appear overnight. When our blood sugar level becomes elevated for extended periods, or the condition becomes constant, the symptoms may be mild at first, and even if the symptoms are experienced, we may not feel that there is anything wrong. An improper diet, or certain medications or health supplements, can bring about high blood sugar levels and the accompanying symptoms, as can stress and inactivity.
Common High Sugar Symptoms - High sugar symptoms, though not always noticeable at first, usually involve a departure in one way or another from previously felt conditions of general healthiness. Symptoms often include feelings of constant thirst, or constant hunger, while at the same time weight loss is being experienced. A person with elevated blood sugar levels is more apt to have dry itchy skin, wounds that are slow to heal, and a greater than normal occurrence of infection. There may be feelings of constantly having to urinate, even though no more water than usual is being taken in. Fatigue also may be an issue.
By having your blood glucose analyzed, often as a part of a periodic physical checkup, and by following your doctor’s advice, high blood sugar levels can often be treated. Very often a change in lifestyle, or at least in eating habits, will be all that is needed. A worst case scenario is of course that of contracting diabetes, which will bring about many problems with many more symptoms than those noted above.
If unrecognized or untreated, high sugar symptoms eventually are in effect diabetes symptoms. An early indicator of high sugar levels is often blurred vision. If diabetes sets in, vision problems may become even more severe, and permanent. In extreme cases, kidney damage, and even kidney failure can occur.
We Need Natural Sugars - If your blood sugar levels are normal, and you're eating a healthy diet, high sugar symptoms will usually never be a problem. There is little need to be concerned about the glucose contained in the fruits and vegetables we eat. Glucose is the main source of energy for our body's cells, and in that sense is vital to life itself. It is simply hyperglycemia, a sustained level of excessive glucose, or sugar, in the blood, that's of concern. If you're taking certain medications, there's always the possibility that blood sugar levels could be affected, which is one reason you need to make certain your doctor is aware of all the medications you may be taking. This is especially important if you're under the care of more than one physician.
Summary - You can go a long ways towards avoiding experiencing any high sugar symptoms and the accompanying disorders, by focusing on eating a healthy and balanced diet, keeping the consumption of sweets at a low level (no more sugar in your coffee or with the breakfast cereal), and getting plenty of exercise. Reading up on the causes as effects of diabetes may be helpful as well, if for no other reason that it will give you knowledge of a disease you definitely want to avoid.