High blood sugar symptoms are a consequence of having elevated glucose
levels in the blood. Glucose is necessary for the human body. The
energy to carry out the metabolic processes in our bodies is derived
from the glucose. Glucose is essentially sugar and without it our
bodies cannot function.
In order to keep the appropriate levels of sugar in the blood, the
insulin is released by the pancreas.
The insulin is responsible to take the sugar inside the cells to be
used as an energy source. If the body receives an excessive amount of
sugar; the pancreas has to compensate by producing a bigger amount of
insulin. This situation can overwork the pancreas decreasing its
Once this organ starts having problems; glucose levels
increase and high blood sugar symptoms can appear.
If too much sugar accumulates in the blood your arteries can get
damaged which can lead to hypertension problems as well.
There are many
symptoms related to a high sugar concentration in the blood:
- One of
them is thirst. This thirst is not like the normal one you feel every
day. You feel that no matter how much water you drink you still feel
thirsty. This event is caused by the body as it tries to eliminate the
excessive amount of sugar through urination. The greater the amount of
sugar in the bloodstream; the more fluid the body will require to wash
- Another symptom; generally caused by the previous one is frequent
urination. As you drink plenty of water caused by the insatiable
thirst; your body will need to take out any excess fluids. This is why
one of the most common high blood sugar symptoms is frequent visits to
- Fatigue or the feeling to be very tired is often experienced by
with high levels of sugar in their blood as well. Getting up several
times during the night to go to the bathroom will definitely hinder
your resting time. The exhaustion can also be caused by the inability
of the body to use the sugar in the bloodstream.
- Other health problems that can appear are: frequent infections, an
unusual and significant weight loss not related to any diet or exercise
program and visual problems. The visual problems are characterized by
blurry vision; this may or may not be related to sugar problems so is
important to check with your doctor in any case.
Paying attention to
the signs provided by your body is essential to prevent further
complications otherwise you can suffer irreversible damage.
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