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sleepiness after eating carbs

A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ok: Probably due to the high intake of simple carbs. Try high protiene breakfast to avoid the post carb crash.
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Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience General Surgery
Many reasons: This could be many things from insulin imbalance to thyroid to sleep apnea and others. See your doc for a good history, physical check, and maybe some ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Aronchick
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Sleepy : Reasons for sleepy after breakfast.: Reactive hypoglycemia, pre diabetes and sleep apnea. are the most important to rule out. Consult your prima ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Depends on the food: If you eat lots of carbohydrates, or "white foods" which affect the Insulin system, you may have postprandial hypoglycemia. Turkey with high levels o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Food allergy?: Your symptoms are suggesting a type of food induced migraine or allergy. Keeping a food log (type of food ingested) and symptoms noticed should help i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Well, ...: Feeling a little tired after eating a heavy meal is perfectly normal. However, if you feel like having a nap after most meals there could be some unde ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Sweet dreams: Eating a lot of sugars, or any simple carbohydrate, transiently raises you bloods ph, which causes mild sedation. Eating large meals shunts blood to t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sugar level rise: Sugar levels normally rise and then fall after eating, depending on what you eat, how much, and when you check the blood. Sleepy after a large meal i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Get blood work: You should see your primary care doctor. Some illnesses such as diabetes and other problems should be ruled out. For digestion issues you can start by ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
It MAY be that you: Are experiencing a bout of low blood sugar. When we eat, our Insulin is released and then we can crash. Please see your doc who may order a glucose ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sugar: Simple carbohydrates are starchy foods that contain only one or two types of sugar. Unlike complex carbohydrates such as legumes and whole grains, man ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
It depends ...: Carbohydrates require more energy to digest, so a person may feel tired after eating them. That is why it is better to emphasize proteins for lunch to ... Read More

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