A 28-year-old male asked:
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when i eat tons of sugar right before bed i wake up the next morning with a faster than usual heart rate 80-85. normally hr is 60-68. why is this?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Glucose↓&Adrenaline?: Very unhealthy choices unless you like Diabetes Mellitus, obesity, accelerating cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc. While most humans have a sweet tooth & cheap-to-industrially-extract sugars are widely added to ↑sales of processed/cheaper-to-produce stuff sold as food, the vehicles we are driving are designed to run on very low sugar, moderate protein & natural high-saturated-fats fuels.
Answered on Oct 23, 2015
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
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High simple carb intake stimulates ↑ed insulin+amylin output from Beta cells in pancreas signaling liver (& other cells) to take in this glucose rise, +/- resulting in an over-response & rapid glucose fall to abnormally low concentrations, in tern resulting in multiple signals (including increased adrenaline+noradrenaline output, thus increase heart rate) in an effort to get glucose back up.
Sep 23, 2015

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