Did you know hypoglycemia can be induced by hypothalamic dysfunction? Let’s talk about it.
Hypoglycemia is when your blood sugar is so low, usually under 60, causing you to feel dizzy, faint, weak, irritable, cold, and clammy. Your hypothalamus helps to control your blood sugar by producing proopiomelanocortin which is a large hormone that not only controls your adrenals, your thyroid, and your day-night cycles, but it also controls your glucose function. It controls your liver’s ability to store sugar as glycogen for immediate use, as well as your pancreas’ production of glucagon to get stored sugar out of cells and insulin to get sugar into cells.
Your hypothalamus also influences long-term sugar storage in your adipose cells. Fat cells store triglycerides, or triple sugars for long-term energy via an interplay between leptin and your hypothalamus.
This precise communication between your hypothalamus, liver, pancreas, and fat cells is super important in your glucose metabolism and function. When your hypothalamus is dysfunctional, you’re much more likely to have issues with hypoglycemia.
Supporting your hypothalamus to help regulate your blood sugar will help you reverse hypoglycemia.
When I was younger, I had issues with cyclical hypoglycemia meaning following my menstrual cycle. After a couple of months of taking Genesis Gold® to support my hypothalamus, my hypoglycemia resolved itself.
If you have any questions regarding hypoglycemia, please join us in our Hormone Reboot Training.