Sugar level and neurosis. Simple changes can make a difference

Neurosis is a word for a disorder that causes a lot of worry. Scientists show that erratic changes in glucose levels, especially low glucose levels, can cause neurosis to start. Diabetes studies back this up very strongly. Diet, reducing stress, and being physically active can all help lower blood sugar, which in turn can improve mental health.

Sugar level and neurosis. Simple changes can make a difference



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Research shows that neurosis, anxiety disorders, and depression are linked to both low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and sugar levels that go up and down quickly. It might be true for everyone. One study found that 205 out of 220 neurotic people had hypoglycemia. In turn, professor Sue Penckofer showed that diabetic women's bad moods were linked to bigger changes in their blood sugar levels. Statistics show that as many as 25% of people with diabetes are depressed. Scientists think that changes in blood sugar, which are common in people with diabetes, could be to blame. Researchers have found a link between low blood sugar and anxiety in other studies.

Neurosis and sugar level. Why do people depend on each other?

Neurosis can start when your blood sugar is too low. Anxiety, restlessness, irritability, sadness, and trouble concentrating are all linked to glucose levels. Why? It's easy. The brain needs the most glucose of any organ to work (even muscles need less glucose).

The correct functioning of the neurological system requires sugar. When it is lacking, mental health issues arise. However, it must be recalled that the condition may have other causes besides those related to sugar. Nonetheless, this is an essential component that is sometimes missed.

Changes in sugar levels – causes

Blood glucose fluctuations are a natural process. After a meal, the sugar level rises and then falls gradually. The body begins to require nourishment. The issue is abnormal glucose level variations.

The causes of glucose disorders are primarily:

  • incorrect diet,
  • stress,
  • sedentary lifestyle,
  • some diseases, such as diabetes . 

A common mistake that contributes to low blood sugar is ironically consuming too much sugar, particularly processed sugars, sweets, and sweet beverages. Its overabundance causes the pancreas to produce an excessive amount of insulin (the hormone that regulates glucose) in order to eliminate sugar from the blood. Rapidly declining glucose levels result in diminished brain function. Fasting, restrictive diets, and lengthy intervals between meals are also unfavourable in this regard, as the body does not obtain the appropriate quantity of energy when it is required. Stress is also a significant culprit, as it negatively affects the regulation of blood glucose. It encourages the body to release numerous hormones (including cortisol), resulting in metabolic alterations and sugar level swings.

How to improve glycemia?

An important step in improving your well-being and reducing the symptoms of neurosis (or other mood disorders) is sugar regulation. To do this:

  • Limit refined carbohydrates in your diet: white bread, sweets, table sugar.
  • Choose complex carbohydrates: multigrain products, thick groats.
  • Choose products with a low glycemic index .
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber .
  • Avoid drinking sugary drinks. Replace them with still water.
  • Avoid stress. Make sure you deal with stressful situations better .
  • Avoid starvation, restrictive diets that do not provide the body with the right dose of energy. 
  • Get basic checkups at least once a year – including  blood glucose tests .
  • Play sports . Specialists recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity 5 times a week

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