Alcohol & Hyperglycemia - Effects, Causes, Treatment, and Outlook

Alcohol & Hyperglycemia – Effects, Causes, Treatment, and Outlook


Although there are many causes of Hyperglycemia, this post is concerned with the effects of alcohol and hyperglycemia.

Hyperglycemia is a condition where there are chronic high levels of blood glucose in the body. If you’re a heavy drinker, alcohol impedes the natural processes that regulate glucose levels, the body’s number one sugar. The condition can lead to kidney, heart, and nervous system damage.

Diabetes is the most common cause of hyperglycemia.

What are the Symptoms of Hyperglycemia?

The main symptoms:

  • Very thirsty
  • Increased need to urinate

Other symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Tiredness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Hunger

Treatment for Hyperglycemia

People with severe cases of the condition may need insulin. Less life-threatening forms may not need medical treatment and can be managed successfully with a series of lifestyle changes including the old reliable healthy diet and exercise.

Outlook

Again, the outlook depends on the severity of the condition. As we’ve seen, the condition can be managed with changes in lifestyle.

Sources

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000304.htm

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Alcohol & Hyperglycemia

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