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How Are Sugars Broken Down In The Body
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. Perhaps if you are really interested this can spur you to take a biology and possibly even a physiology course to begin to understand the amazing thing our bodies are. ...Read more
I don't want to lose weight but I don't want to gain anymore. I can't cut down on sugar completely. How Much sugar is necessary for my body everyday?
30 to 45 mins. After break fast I sometimes feel a total run down feelings. I have no blood sugar. I am 69 yrs. With a very good health and very active.
Weight Loss: Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the fat-storage hormone insulin, which acts to remove nutrients from the bloodstream and store it as fat. Limiting sugar intake is a great starting point to start a weight loss process and boost overall health. ...Read more
My blood Sugar Level starts falling down suddenly, because of which my body starts trembling, kindly tell me what might be the issue.
Diabetes: Low blood sugar often results in a sympathetic nervous system outpouring. Sweating, feeling faint, tremulousness, anxiety, irritability...what I call the hebie-jebies. It's likely you are diabetic. If you are a known diabetic, you may be overmedicated.....or exercising too hard or eating too little for the medications you are on. DO not drive a car when feeling like this. ...Read more
I noticed that sometimes when I have sport activite and stres, my blood sugar go down, and my body is shaking and I'm sweaty (i never check sugar)?
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 much adrenaline, dehydration...I recommend you check your blood sugar during these times and see if you actually do have low blood sugar. ...Read more
I'm not diabetic but my blood sugar keeps going down, is my body (or pancreas) producing to much insuling? Can any doctor tell me what is my problem.
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 natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. Lose wt if heavy. By the way, how do you know your blood sugar is low. Finger stick glucoses are not accurate in the low range. Normal for you would be down to about 60 by finger stick. ...Read more
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, though, is the type of carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates like sugars, white bread, cake, candy, juice, and sugary soda pop all make your blood sugar go up, and very quickly. Complex carbohydrates like beans, lentils, and green vegetables do it less. ...Read more
Lowering blood sugar: You should do some reading about Glycemic Index of foods. It is preferable to consume carbs with low glycemic index. Whole grains, complex carbohydrates definitely preferable. These foods do not cause extreme spikes in blood sugar, and maintain blood sugar at even levels. Same for fruits - bananas, grapes, are high Glycemic, and should avoid. ...Read more
You can't: Forgive my candor. Be brave. Your body is self-cleaning & repairing. You burn all the carbohydrates that you absorb. If someone has told you they will "cleanse your body" of the candy you ate or something else using some bizarre treatment, check with a college chemistry teacher, a high school biology teacher, and consider a call to your district attorney. Life's hard enough without these scams. ...Read more
You mean diabetes??: This varies from person to person. If control is really good it decreases risk for complications by a lot. However, genetics, duration of diabetes, diabetes control, and other health issues all factor in. Knowing nothing more about the patient, specific questions can likely be addressed by the treating physician. ...Read more
Are you diabetic?: If diabetic and your blood sugars are not falling then you are eating incorrectly, and are not being followed as you should by your doctor. You need to bring this up immediately! Meds can help (avoid sulfonoureas, if type 2)! all complications of diabetes are related to chronically high sugar! ...Read more
Fats better anyway: Fats have a higher caloric density than sugars so a diet high in sugar isn't necessary to gain weight. Not sure what you mean when you say your body rejects sugar, since "sugar" (glucose) is necessary for metabolism, notably by the brain. A very low blood glucose level can cause death. Getting a simple blood test would be a good start I think. ...Read more
We need sugar: Sugar is the "currency" of energy in our bodies. We need it. But we do not need to eat it. Our bodies can make it from other substances. Sugar is dangerous when we eat too much of it or if our body cannot use it properly because of a disease called diabetes. Diabetes is more common among people who eat too much sugar and who are overweight. Best advice: Eat food, but not too much, mainly plants. ...Read more
Fruits: Fruits will give you natural sugars.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet: I'm not sure if this answers your question but to decrease the amount that goes into your body, you need to modify your diet by eating foods with less salt and less sugar. If you ask about what's already in your system, typically we have to let the body take care of itself and there isn't much we can do to eliminate sodium or sugar faster. All in all you're right in wanting less of those two things ...Read more
It shouldn'tNormally: If you have diabetes or pre- diabetes, as you eat, Insulin levels may acutely increase before your blood sugar has had a chance to go up. Though it usually doesn't happen this way. You might also want to check to see if you're starting off your meals low to begin with. If you take Insulin too soon before a meal this may also happen. ...Read more
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