Doctor Belova: fatigue and pain in the limbs may indicate too high sugar

Therapist Alexandra Belova told how the human body reacts to too high blood sugar.

All adults should know their blood sugar level, especially after 40 years. But often it is checked only if diabetes is suspected. Meanwhile, if the blood sugar level is out of the normal range, the body can “suggest” about it,” doctor Alexandra Belova said in an interview for MedikForum.

The following changes in the state of the body should make you wary, emphasized therapist.

You need to go to the toilet more often. With an excess of sugar in the blood, the body begins to inject its excess with urine – because of this, the need for a toilet increases, both day and night . Intensive loss of moisture, in turn, contributes to intense thirst.

You feel constant fatigue. High blood sugar makes it thicker, which slows down blood flow. It takes longer to get to its destination, causing the cells to not get the nutrients they need fast enough. This is what causes fatigue.

“If you often feel tired and lethargic, it may be due to high blood sugar.”
Eyes suffer.Sudden blurred vision, problems with reading, or any other unfavorable changes in vision may indicate diabetic retinopathy, which develops in close association with hyperglycemia.

Pain in the limbs. Too high blood sugar causes nerve damage known as diabetic neuropathy. Its development is associated with various unpleasant sensations in the limbs – tingling, pain, burning, numbness.

Memory worsens. According to the therapist Belova, some studies indicate that hyperglycemia can negatively affect cognitive functions – for example, worsen the processes of thinking, remembering. Many scientists believe that age-related decline in the brain and the development of dementia are associated with high blood sugar. b>Important! Information provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first sign of illness, consult a doctor.