As they say, “Sugar is a slow poison”.
Yes, you’ve read it right. Most of the people think that only the diabetics should avoid eating sugar due to high blood sugar levels. But, this is partially true. Consuming too much sugar is dangerous to everyone and not just people with diabetes. It causes much harm to our nerves, blood vessels and other organs in our body.
In this article, we are providing some symptoms and signs that show you’re eating too much sugar and you need to stop it right now. So, without any further ado. Let’s begin!!
You Always Feel Hungry
Constant hunger is the first sign that indicates the higher blood sugar levels in your body. The reason why you feel hungry all the time is that high blood sugar prevents the glucose from entering the body cells. Hence, your body doesn’t get enough energy and you feel like eating something all the time.
You Feel Weak and Lethargic
Because you have a higher blood sugar level, your body is unable to store as well as absorb glucose. Hence, your body runs out of energy and you feel tired for no reason throughout the day.
Frequent Urge To Pee
The kidneys are unable to absorb the fluids because of higher blood sugar. Hence, the body tries to balance out and equalize the concentration of glucose in the blood and in the cell to bring it back to normal. And, it results in frequent urination.
You Feel Thirsty All The Time / Dry Mouth
A dry mouth or constant thirst is another sign that shows you’re having very high blood sugar levels. These are signs of severe fluid loss in the body. Hence, you reach out for drinks. But, the most common mistake people repeat here is drinking soft drinks and beverages that already contain an excessive amount of sugar which in turn peaks the blood sugar. So, it’s always better to have water or beverages without sugar.
You’re Losing Weight Without Doing Anything
Due to high glucose levels, you suffer from abnormal weight loss even after consuming enough food. This is due to reasons like fluid loss, insufficient insulin, etc.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Yeast Infections
The excessive amount of sugar in the body creates a favorable environment for the bacteria and yeast to grow. These infections can occur to both males and females. Yet, the infections are more common to women with higher blood sugar.
Many skin problems like dry skin or acne are related to high blood sugar levels. Due to fluid loss, the skin begins to dry and feel itchy & flaky. Another reason is, the damaged nerves disturb the working of sweat glands affecting the skin to water balance making it dry. Acne, pimple, and blemishes are also caused due to excessive sugar consumption.
Loss of Concentration Power
Since the high blood sugar levels prevent glucose from entering the brain cells. Therefore, the brain doesn’t receive enough energy which results in a lack of concentration and also affects the decision making ability of an individual.
Higher blood sugar also affects the eye cells which results in blurred vision and weak eyesight.
Your Cuts and Wounds Takes Longer Time To Heal
If the sugar levels are high, the vascular system gets damaged which adversely affects the blood circulation in limbs and tissues. Due to this reason, your wounds and cuts take longer time to heal.
Hope you find this article useful. If yes, don’t just read, but start taking precautions and take care of yourselves.