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Glucose Intolerance Symptoms

Glucose intolerance is a most common problem. People think it is a rare condition. Thus, it is must to know whether you have intolerance to glucose so that the problem can be treated in the initial stages and steps can be taken to control the condition. Following article gives detailed information about the glucose intolerance and glucose intolerance symptoms.

What is Glucose Intolerance?

Often, glucose intolerance is referred to as pre-diabetes. Usually after eating, the glucose levels increase because of sugar and carbohydrates consumption. A hormone called insulin is produced by pancreas for absorbing glucose in blood and converting it to energy. After a while, the glucose levels reduce. But there is a problem in a person who is intolerant to glucose. It can be a problem to produce or supply insulin into blood stream. Hence, the blood sugar levels may be higher even after sometime. This condition need not be diabetes.

The difference between full blown diabetes and glucose intolerance is that sugar levels in blood of glucose intolerant people are higher but not high to make him a diabetes patient. Glucose intolerance is the most common problem observed in America. It affects nearly 57 million people in United States. If a person is intolerant to glucose, he may develop type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease as well.

Glucose Intolerance Symptoms:

How would you know that you have glucose intolerance? Following are some symptoms of glucose intolerance for assisting you to diagnose this problem. These may be the symptoms of other health issues. Hence it is best to opt for diagnosis. For confirming the condition, the doctor may ask you to take blood test. Here are is a list of glucose intolerance symptoms.

  • Depression
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Bloating
  • Inability to focus
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramping
  • Excessive hunger
  • Rapid weight gain or weight loss
  • Tingling in limbs
  • Rashes, itching, dark patches on the skin
  • Insulin resistance
  • Frequent urination
  • Constant feeling of thirst

If proper care is not taken, the person may suffer from full blown type 2 diabetes. Hence apart from above discussed symptoms, one may also observe other symptoms. They include:

  • Premature menopause and vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Blurred vision
  • Constant itching of external genitalia
  • Lethargy

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