Why Does Alcoholism Cause Hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which blood sugar levels are excessively low, and it is especially common in alcoholics. In diabetic individuals, hypoglycemia caused by alcohol use is a well-known clinical concern. Alcohol has a significant impact on pancreatic microcirculation, resulting in hypoglycemia. Because alcohol includes a lot of sugar, hypoglycemia can produce high appetites for it. When an alcoholic experiences low blood sugar symptoms, he or she may grab another drink to alleviate the symptoms. Large amounts of sugar, caffeine and alcohol consumption are classic symptoms of untreated hypoglycemia.

Detoxification and rehabilitation are the best methods to reverse hypoglycemia caused by alcohol misuse if you or a loved one suffers from it. Too much sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and other stimulants can cause hypoglycemia, so the body has to detox. The process of recovering from alcoholism is essential to reclaiming your health. 

If you’d want to learn more about how to cope with alcohol cravings and hypoglycemia, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll work with you to help you regulate your alcohol consumption and live a more balanced life.