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My mom has had several episodes where she gets a headache and dizzy..what could it be?

By Anonymous October 4, 2014 - 4:36pm
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A couple times per month, she gets really dizzy and feels really light-headed. She says she gets better when she eats something. I think it's hypoglycemia, but she doesn't have diabetes. Is it possible to have hypoglycemic episodes without being diabetic?

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Hi Anon and thanks for your question looking out for your mom.

Yes, it is possible to be hypoglycemic without having diabetes. Non-diabetic hypoglycemia is a rare condition in which people who do not have diabetes have low blood sugar. There are two types: reactive hypoglycemia, which happens within a few hours of eating a meal and fasting hypoglycemia, which may be related to a disease.

It is also possible that she has something completely different. It's important that she go to her healthcare provider for an exam and testing before this worsens. Can you help steer her toward an appointment? That would be the best thing you can do right now, help her get definitive answers for the cause of the dizziness and the right solutions to put an end to this.

Let us know what you do. We hope this has been helpful.



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