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Hypoglycemia
Pathology
Type

Hormone disorder

Cause(s)

Lack of hormone glucagon

Symptoms

Irritability followed by severe fatigue

Mortality Rate

Low

Treatments

Dietary control, glucagon injections

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Hypoglycemia is a hormone disorder where the key hormone that restricts the uptake of glucose into cells. As a result, when a patient does not eat, the cells keep absorbing glucose and blood sugar drops to lower and lower levels. In extreme cases, a patient can lapse into a coma.

Hypoglycemia can be treated by ensuring that a patient take regular meals to keep up their blood sugar level and by eating foods that take a longer time to break down into sugars.

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