Hypolycemia, known as low blood sugar, is a condition where your blood sugar decreases to a point below normal levels. It is often related to the treatment of diabetes, but a variety of conditions may cause people without diabetes have hypolycemia.
As fever, hypolycemia is not a kind of disease itself. In fact, it is an indicator of other diseases. The cause of hypolycemia, therefore, is closely related to your health condition as a whole. Some possible causes of hypolycemia for people without diabetes include:
- Excessive alcohol consumption.
- Some critical illnesses. Severe illnesses of the liver, such as severe hepatitis, can cause hypoglycemia.
- Insulin overproduction. A rare tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma) may cause overproduction of insulin, resulting in hypoglycemia.
- Hormone deficiencies.