Hypoglycemia and Headaches

Hypoglycemia and Headaches


What if your headaches have nothing to do with an Advil or Ibuprofen deficiency and everything to do with being hypoglycemic?!

What if your headaches had everything to do with not only how you perceive stress, but also how your mind and your body are able to handle the stress?

To quote James LaValle N.D., controlling stress in your life as it happens is one of the most important measures of optimizing metabolic function.

How can you begin to optimize metabolic function in your life so you are able to handle stress thus eliminating your headaches?

Simple…by regulating your blood sugar!

Now, there are different types of headaches. Tension headache, cluster headache, and migraine all fall into the category of primary headaches. Other primary headaches include exercise headaches, pain over the scalp, cough headaches, and chronic headaches that occur daily. These are however considered symptoms of certain ailments or underlying diseases. Primary headaches may be triggered by lack of sleep, alcohol, skipped meals, and other stress.

Just so happens, one of the major life threatening stresses the body deals with everyday is low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia.

As is true with most symptoms people experience these days, there are all different types of remedies – supplements, acupuncture, craniosacral, chiropractor, essential oils, meditation, scalp massage, herbs, etc.

Fortunately, alot of these things have proven effective for a lot of people and can be used quite successfully in remedying a situation. Unfortunately, they are treating the “effect” and not the “cause”.

Headaches are not caused because you need a supplement, a scalp massage (although I will never pass up a nice scalp massage!) or an essential oil. Headaches are result of not eating enough of the right food throughout the day in order to keep your engine running and your blood sugar stabilized.

Long periods of chronic stress, skipped meals, busy schedules, long hours at the computer, excess exercise, not enough exercise, you name it, chronic stress results in hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia is the medical condition of having an abnormally low blood sugar (glucose) levels, and can be responsible for triggering or exacerbating migraine and other headaches. The brain not receiving enough glucose causes most of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, which include: headache, migraine, confusion, nausea, sweating, faintness, and hypothermia. If the hypoglycemia is very severe and prolonged, it can even cause loss-of-consciousness and death, although this is rare.

To learn more about hypoglycemia and headaches, and what you can do to begin to alleviate them, watch the video below.

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