HYPERGLYCEMIA

Hyperglycemia is a condition to which an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma.

Generally a blood sugar level higher than 11.1mmol/l(200mg/dl).Higher values such as 13.9-16.7mmol/l(~ 250-300mg/dl).

For diabetic patient- glucose level that are considered to be too hyperglycemic can vary from person to person.

You do not confused with the opposite disorder(involving , low blood sugar) that is called hypoglycemia.

Hyperglycemia can changes over time depending on the metabolic cause . Temporary hypeglycemia is often benign and asymptomatic – Blood glucose levels can rise well above normal and cause pathological and functional changes for significant periods.

Chronic hyperglycemia at above normal levels can produce serious complications over a period of years, including kidney damage, neurological damage, cardiovascular damage, damage to the retina or damage to feet and legs.

Acute hyperglycemia involving glucose level extremely high is a medical emergency and produce serious complication ( such as fluid loss through Osmotic diuresis ).

Acute or chronic hyperglycemia associated with the – frequent hunger, frequent third, increased volume of urination, Blurred vision, Fatique, Restlessness, weight loss, poor wound healing , Dry mouth, Dry of itchy skin , Tingling in feet or heals, Recurrent infections, Cardiac arrhythmia, coma and seizures.

Frequently hunger without other symptoms indicating blood sugar level are too low.This may occur when people who have diabetes, take too much oral hypoglycemic medication or insulin for the amount of food they eat. The resulting drop in blood sugar level to below the normal range.

When blood glucose levels rise high enough to result in excretion of excess glucose via the kidneys, which leads to tghe presence of glucose in the urine, This produces on Osmotic diuresis.

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