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How to Avoid the Side Effects Of Quitting Smoking: Low Blood Sugar

Dealing with Low Blood Sugar after Quitting

A drop in your blood sugar level can trigger off some rather unpleasant withdrawals symptoms. This is because while you are smoking the nicotine that your body gets plays a vital role in the release of stored sugars and fats that your body needs for energy, while also inhibiting the natural use of insulin. However, once you stop smoking, your body would need to start controlling these aspects on its own.

A drop in your blood sugar level can lead to bouts of dizziness and headaches, especially if the drop is rapid. However, these symptoms don’t generally last for more than 3-4 days. Low blood sugar levels can also lead to your being irritable, because your body would tend to become imbalanced and your brain can find it hard to cope with the accompanying stress. In such instances, you can find relief by taking deep breaths.

Low blood sugar can also lead to your being hungry all the time, and if you do continue to give in to your hunger pangs, weight gain could very well follow. Remember that while your body might think that it needs the additional food, it actually does not. Eating plenty of fruit and drinking plenty of fruit juice is a good way to keep your blood sugar levels in check.