High Blood sugar or Hyperglycemia is the condition where excessive amount of glucose keeps circulating in the blood plasma whereas the opposite condition is known as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Our body receives glucose from different types of foods while it is also generated in the liver and muscles from various kinds of materials. This glucose is being carried to all other cells in the body through blood where the cells need help of Insulin to carry the glucose. Made by pancreas, Insulin is an important hormone required by body. Now what happen sometimes is body stops producing insulin or else the produced insulin does not work properly as a result glucose could not circulate to the cells rather stay in blood only thus create high blood sugar level.
There are various symptoms of high blood sugar level in body and as soon as those are noticed, you should consult with doctor, otherwise if the condition is left untreated it can lead to various damages in brain, kidney or arteries.
Here are 6 symptoms of high blood sugar level that indicates it’s time to consult with doctor.
6 Symptoms of blood sugar level:
This is one of the prominent symptoms of hyperglycemia and as soon as you feel something unnatural in your urine frequency, it is best to go to a doctor to test your blood sugar level. Usually four to eight times urine a day is normal but in case there is an urge to go to the bathroom more than eight times a day or else several times in the night, this is considered as frequent urination. Normally the bladder is able to store 600ml urine whereas the urge is felt for urine just after 150 ml urine is stored.
Again two different ways are there to look at frequent urination and these are either dysfunction in the storage and emptying in the urine or an increase in the volume of urine production.
Dry mouth and thirst
This is another strong symptom of high blood sugar level. You will feel thirsty along with suffering from dry mouth. It is to mention that dry mouth and thirst is not same and dry mouth is something more than feeling thirsty. This condition is faced when very little Saliva is being produced in mouth. Saliva is the thing that help in easy digesting, tasting foods and drinking. Dry mouth also includes cracked lips while sores might also appear in the corner of the lips.
Fatigue and drowsiness
Fatigue is referred to as the lack of energy and motivation and this can be both mental and physical. Also it can be accompanied by drowsiness that is the desire for sleep always. However, the word fatigue can be explained in various terms such as tiredness, weary, exhausted, listless, malaise, a feeling of run down etc. This kind of feeling indicates that the sugar level might have been raised and you should consult with doctor soon.
Nowadays most of the people are suffering from obesity and all are trying to reduce weight by any means. So, from that prospect, weight loss might make many of you really happy in case you are overweight. But, if you experience an unnatural or rapid weight loss even though no such diet or strict procedure is followed by, it is an indication of high blood sugar level. Insufficient insulin in body can’t process glucose into fuel as a result the fat breaks down and produce the needed energy. During that process of fat breaking, other element named as ketones is also produced which if not flushed properly through urine can lead to fatigue, vomiting, headache and uneasy feelings in body.
Along with all the above mentioned symptoms, blurred vision is another sign of hyperglycemia. Difficulty on focusing something close object, sensitivity to glare, poor night time vision, cloudiness over the eye’s lens, increased pressure on eyes etc. are some of the sign of blurred vision whereas the daytime vision is also affected sometimes by this hyperglycemia. So, if you are suffering from any of these mentioned eye related issue, the condition should not be ignored anyway.
Increased appetite or excessive hunger also medically known as ‘Polyphagia’ is the signal that you might have high blood sugar level. It leads to increased desire of solid intake by mouth. If the desire seems unnatural, immediately go for checking the sugar level and do no leave it as untreated.
So, these are the 6 symptoms of high blood sugar level while many other symptoms like dry or itchy skin, poor wound healing, tingling in feet or heals also are the signals of hyperglycemia. As soon as these outlined symptoms are noticed, get your sugar level tested to stay safe in future.