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how are sugars broken down and used in the body

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Digestion: sugars are acted upon by digestive enzymes in the intestines that breaks them down to single sugars such as glucose and fructose which are then absorb ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Medical Physiology: Your question, while fine, if just beyond the scope of this simple medical advice app. The answer to your question would take up a whole text book. P ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Low carb: diet w/higher protein helps shift the body into ketosis. That is the state wherein the body uses fat for fuel rather than sugar. Please only do this ... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yousuf Siddiqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Needs physicial: This may be true hypoglycemia (very rare) or a multitude of different causes. Get a STAT blood sugar when you are feeling tired and exhausted. If th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It will be healthful: Lowering sugar intake has many health benefits especially if you are over weight or have any lipid disorders. It will make you lose some weight and he ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Meglin
34 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Diabetes: Low blood sugar often results in a sympathetic nervous system outpouring. Sweating, feeling faint, tremulousness, anxiety, irritability...what i call ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Check blood sugar: Most people who think they have low blood sugar actually do not have low blood sugar when checked. The symptoms could be due to overexcitement, too m ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Don't have problem: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a na ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Read ingredients: read labels on products you buy and try to decrease your intake of sugars. for example, orange juice has 29 grams of sugar in 8 ounce serving, Either ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Watch carbohydrates: Your body turns carbohydrates you eat into sugar that goes into your blood. If you eat less carbohydrates you'll make less sugar. More importantly, th ... Read More
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