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A 22-year-old female asked:

why do i get a headache when i'm hungry?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
?hypoglycemia?: You may be hypoglycemic. Headaches have many causes, but the most common are actually low blood sugar and dehydration. Go see your doctor for a checkup and get some labs done.

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Why do l always feeling hungry & getting headache regularly?

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?Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, can occur in certain individuals not taking diabetes meds. Hypoglycemia can lead to symptoms of hunger, shakiness, fast pulse, sweat, headaches. The most common form of hypoglycemia happens after eating certain foods that have fast-acting carbs. The carbs cause excessive release of insulin, which then will lower glucose too much. Consider checking your sugars.
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When i feel hungry i have to suffer with headache ....whats the reason behind this?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Hypoglycemia: The brain's favorite substrate is glucose, situations where you don't eat for too long cause a hypoglycemic state that can cause light-headedness, headaches, and in extreme cases, seizures...
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Hello. Today I didnt eat much and i started to have this headache that is from left and right. Does headache occurs if a person stays hungry?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Being hungry can cause headache. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine

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