Hypoglycemia and The Colon

Hypoglycemia The liver is the largest organ in the human body, but it is also the largest gland found in the body. And, it has a wide variety of complex jobs to perform to keep your body healthy. All of these functions require almost one third of the energy that your body uses each day.

It produces bile to add in digestion, it’s responsible for metabolism of fats and cholesterol and detoxifies your body. It also metabolizes carbohydrates and stores them to be used for glucose. The liver controls blood glucose to keep it maintained at the proper levels.

When the concentration of glucose rises in the blood, the pancreas secretes insulin. This secretion stimulates the liver into taking in more glucose which it converts into glycogen. When the bloods level of glucose drops, the liver converts the glycogen back to glucose to meet the demand.

The liver is so amazing that it can even create glucose from other substances such as lactate and amino acids. So, even if you haven’t eaten anything for hours, the liver can still keep your glucose levels maintained at a certain level.

When glucose levels in the blood drop so low that it doesn’t provide the energy the body needs it’s called hypoglycemia. While hypoglycemia is usually a symptom of diabetes, other factors can cause low glucose levels. Diseases and even some medications that you take can create the same effect.

The symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary with each episode depending on whether the levels have dropped moderately or dramatically. But, some of the symptoms include nausea, thirst, nervousness, rapid heartbeat and trembling. You may also suddenly feel extremely hungry and experience a tingling sensation or numbness of the lips and fingertips.

Hypoglycemia develops when the liver responses to glucose levels are impaired. It’s not able to create and release the correct amount of glucose to keep the bodies level stabilized. And, left untreated it can lead to more serious health problems.

Liver disease, medications, diet and smoking and drinking alcohol can damage the livers production of glucose. Alcohol hinders the livers release of glucose, while smoking stimulates a quick rise and quick drop in glucose levels.

Hypoglycemia Can Be Linked To An Unhealthy Colon

Another determining factor in the livers ability to function properly is the colon. While the colon itself doesn’t control glucose levels, an unhealthy colon can damage the liver making it unable to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

When the colon becomes clogged with toxins and waste that can’t be eliminated, toxins re-enter the bloodstream and can damage the whole body. The poisons revert back into the liver and other organs, until they can no longer function and supply the bodies needs.

When the liver can no longer meet the bodies essential need for glucose, diabetes often develops. But, the simple process of detoxification and cleansing can usually restore the colon and liver to a healthy state.

Hypoglycemia is only one of the many medical problems that can originate from a unhealthy colon. It creates a vicious cycle that can end in death from serious problems such as heart disease. With the thousands of toxins entering the body almost daily, colon health has became a major concern. Take care of your colon and in return, your colon will do it’s job to take care of you!