Medical Author: Robert Ferry Jr., MD
Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Epinephrine is among the major hormones released during hypoglycemia. Epinephrine causes the majority of the early symptoms of hypoglycemia.
Common symptoms of hypoglycemia include the following:
- clammy skin,
- palpitations (pounding or fast heart beats),
- hunger, and
When the brain remains deprived of glucose, a later set of symptoms follows:
- difficulty in thinking,
- seizures, and
Ultimately, after significant coma or loss of consciousness, death can occur.