Possible causes of high blood sugar
Hyperglycemia occurs when the body fails to absorb enough sugar from the blood, which results to a higher-than-normal blood glucose level. Although people with diabetes are at higher risk of developing this health complication, hyperglycemia may also affect individuals who are not suffering from diabetes.
There are many factors that can contribute towards the development of hyperglycemia. Some of them include:
- Lack of physical activity
- Underlying medical conditions (diabetes, infection)
- Injury, or recovery from a surgery
- Anxiety, emotional stress
- Certain medications, such as anti-psychotic drug Risperdal
In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned patients and prescribers about Risperdal’s danger of causing hyperglycemia. At Williams Kherkher, our legal team provides competent legal guidance and advice to anyone who plans to seek compensation from the manufacturer of this drug. Call us at (800) 220-9341 to find out more about your options and how we may be able to help you file a lawsuit.