Pancreas in human body is responsible for releasing insulin in the body after any intake of food to keep the sugar level under control. There is an optimum level of blood sugar above or below which, it starts to be harmful. This can happen when the hormones fail to perform effectively or there is a long gap between the meals. Adrenal glands release adrenalin and cortisol in the body to rectify such condition and keep the sugar level in check. Whether sugar level is above or below the required threshold, it is not a good news. Here are signs that show your blood sugar is out of control:
Increase in Appetite whereas Loss in Weight
There is an increased crave to eat most of the times but despite that, due to increased sugar levels, body is not able to get energy from glucose. As a result, the muscles and fat releases required energy in the body for its proper functioning. This breakdown of the fat can result in severe weight loss and unwanted fatigue in a human body.
Excessive Urination & Feeling Dehydrated
When there is a sudden increased intake of water resulting in excessive urine, but still leaves a person thirsty, it is called polyuria. Kidneys struggle to pump out the excessive glucose from the blood, and this is secreted in the form of urine.
Tiredness throughout the day
Extreme fatigue resulting even from a small physical activity is another common symptom of imbalanced sugar content in the blood. Due to increased level of sugar in blood, there is a deficiency of energy produced which causes this tiredness in the body.
Numbness in the Body
According to medical research, rise in the sugar content in blood can cause numbness in some body parts especially in hands and feet. In some worst cases, this can damage nerves (situation called as neuropathy) and is extremely common among those suffering from long term diabetes.
High blood sugar can disfigure the lens of an eye causing blurred vision. Regular headaches, improper vision and frequent mood swings can happen as a consequence of this.
Slow Healing of Wounds
Those suffering from diabetes notice that their injuries or cuts heal at a relatively slower pace. The reason is higher sugar level adversely affects nerves and consequently blood circulation in the body. This is a major hindrance to recovery of any wound etc. and thus takes longer to heal. In worst scenario, a serious condition may prevail causing amputation of that affected part.
One of the major indicators of high blood sugar in a human body is noticeable abnormalities of the skin. These can be in the form of change in the color, infections or some visible sores on some parts of the body. The parts which are most prone to such changes include hands, face, back of the neck or armpits.
The above stated symptoms when felt should be immediately discussed with a doctor to avoid a serious health condition.
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