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A 18-year-old male asked:

is it possible to die from overeating?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Overeating: Over time overeating causes excess weight gain and this can lead to death due to the numerous medical issues that can arise from cardiac, kidney, to diabetes etc....
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
More so in the long: Term as overeating leads to so many medical ailments like obesity, diabetes, hypertension just to name a few that will shorten a person's lifespan.

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Can a diabetic die from eating too much candy?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Yes: Diabetics if the sugar load is to high and they cannot metabolize sugar properly, can develop a condition called "hyperosmolar coma" in which blood glucose (sugar) might get excesively high causing brain swelling.
Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

Can a person suffocate/die from eating too much?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not Likely: The body has ways of forcing you to breathe. If you try to go to long without breathing. This is the same reason why it is impossible to harm yoursefl by holding your breath. If you eat too much, you may stuff your stomach and GI tract, but your lungs are unaffected, and eventually you will breath when you need to.

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