The technical meaning of hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. Occasionally, hypoglycemia can be a potentially dangerous problem (for example, when caused by a tumor of the pancreas, liver disease, or from injecting too much insulin). More often, however, when people say they have hypoglycemia, they are describing a group of symptoms that occur when the body reacts to increasing blood sugar levels after eating and may overdo its efforts to bring blood sugar back down. Common symptoms are fatigue, anxiety, headaches, difficulty concentrating, sweaty palms, shakiness, excessive hunger, drowsiness, abdominal pain, and depression. This condition is sometimes called reactive hypoglycemia.

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