(HealthDay News) — Reactive hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar after a meal, says Mayo Clinic. The condition has a variety of causes, from drinking alcohol to metabolic disorders.

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People with reactive hypoglycemia may have symptoms including weakness, shakiness and lightheadedness.

To manage reactive hypoglycemia, Mayo Clinic suggests:

  • Eating a balanced diet with lean meat, fiber, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoiding sugary foods and processed simple carbohydrates.
  • Eating food if drinking alcohol.
  • Eating several small meals and snacks throughout the day.

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