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What Are The Functions Of Simple Sugars
Several: Lipids include triglycerides and cholesterol. Triglycerides are tiny droplets of fat in the bloodstream. They are formed from fat absorbed from intestines. It is how your body moves fat from your intestines to other parts of body for storage. Cholesterol is vital to life, and is used to make cell membranes (the casing of cells) and hormones like testosterone and others. Check out CardioGauge.com ...Read more
What are the functions of the muscle system? What are all the functions of the muscle system and what are some deseases as well
See below: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Overuse, spine problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. See doctor. ...Read more
Many: Hydratiion , electrolyte balance, and waste removal just to mention a few. ...Read more
Part of cell surface: Ca125 is a component of mucin, mucous like material on the surface of cells that provides lubrication and is a barrier to foreign invaders. It is found on many different types of cells, including the female organs. It is shed from tumor cells in ovarian cancer, and therefore can be measured in blood as a tumor marker, but since ca125 is on many other kinds of cells, it is not specific. ...Read more
Elevated blood sugar: Type 1 diabetes is caused by a destruction in Insulin producing cells. Adult (or type 2) diabetes is more common as you get older, if you have a family history of diabetes -- and is 70-90% related to weight. As you gain weight you become more resistant to Insulin until your pancreas is overwhelmed. It's the only risk factor you can control. ...Read more
Brain functions: Too many to elaborate on here. Each part is responsible for certain functions. The 3 parts are Cerebrum, Cerebellum, & Brain stem. The Cerebrum has 4 lobes; Frontal, Parietal, Occipital & Temporal. For example, Frontal for Executive functions, Occipital for Vision & reading, Parietal for Language, Temporal for Auditory, Cerebellum for Balance, Brain stem for Vital organ function such as heart/lung ...Read more
Absolutely: The pancreas has a dual role as both an endocrine and exocrine organ. Aside from insulin, other pancreatic endocrine hormones like glucagon and somatostatin are responsible for controlling your body's blood sugar. The exocrine pancreas is vital in producing enzymes to help digest carbs, proteins, and fats in the intestine. Otherwise, you'd have severe malabsorption of nutrients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basics: Mono, di and polysaccharides. Eg. Of monosaccharides: glucose, fructose, and galactose eg. Of disaccharides: sucrose = (glucose + fructose); lactose = (glucose + galactose); maltose = (glucose + glucose). Simple carbohydrates:(mono and disaccharides). Complex carbohydrates: (starch, fiber, eg. Of polysaccharides: starch/glycogen fiber (non-digestible polysaccharide). ...Read more
May or may not: Liver is not easily affected by lifestyle factors except by alcohol and by obesity. Fatty liver is common in many overweight people. This in the long range can cause chronic hepatitis but not in everyone who is overweight. But it is good to exercise and avoid fast foods so that you do not become overweight which will create all kinds of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. ...Read more
Not enough protein: Generally not eating enough protein and consistently and eating carbohydrate will cause a surge in Insulin that will drive your blood sugar into the cells causing a sudden drop in the sugar levels in the blood causing a lower blood sugar or hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on what drug: Hi. That totally depends on what drug(s) you're being treated with. I'm gonna go out on a limb and presume you're a diabetic. If you're on insulin, it's easy to get hypoglycemic, especially if you're type 1. If you're type 2 on any combination of metformin, a GLP-1 drug, a DPP4 inhibitor, an SGLT2 inhibitor, it's hard to get too low; insulin easy, sulfonylurea drug possible but not super easy. ...Read more
Uh-uh: It's not what you're eating, it's the excess calories. If you eat more than you use, you store the rest as fat. When you choose your foods, bear in mind that 1 gram of sugar is 4 calories, while 1 gram of fat is 9. So eating fat is likely to be a lot more caloric than eating sugar on a fixed weight basis. ...Read more
Could i be addicted to sugar or your body requires large amounts of it to function on a daily basis?
Why do I not feel when my blood sugar is low I fuction at 35 just as I would 90 and is there anything I can do ?
Have less lows: I assume u have diabetes & r on meds. When patients have frequent low sugars, they stop getting warning signs - palpitations, sweating, tremors- &don't have symptoms until their sugar is dangerously low, then get confused and pass out. By letting the sugars run a little high for a while, the hypoglycemic awareness comes back. Also consider a continuous glucose sensor. Make sure ur meter is right. ...Read more
SIMPLE SUGAR REBOUND: After consuming appreciable amount of simple sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose, what happens is blood sugar quickly rises and that increases the production of Insulin and that quickly acts and brings the sugar down to hypoglycemic levels and as blood sygar falls you feel more hungry and crave for more sugars and if you eat or drink more sugars, same cycle keep repeating and cause obesity. ...Read more
Minimize sugars &...: Simple sugars are unhealthy & best avoided but i think a small amount of cane sugar in dark chocolate is ok due to the benefits of chocolate! i don't know what you mean by sticking to only rice & oats. The healthiest diet has few if any grains. The healthiest foods are vegetables & fruits (best organic), nuts, seeds & beans.Organic eggs, dairy, wild low-mercury fish & natural meats are ok now &then. ...Read more
Ia there anything i can do to help improve kidney function apart from keep blood sugars under tight control.
Liquids: Lots of noncarbonates, noncaffienate, nonalcoholic liquids.Get a more detailed answer ›
The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?
Food Labels: Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol. Here are three websites about reading food labels: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition/ucm274593.Htm http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/taking-a-closer-look-at-labels.Html#sugar_alcohols http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more
Any specific diet for dislocated shoulder to heal faster. Already eat lots if veg, fruit and chicken. Was told simple sugar to increase C02??
My 8.5 mo daughter is on formula and begun solid foods. Can we feed her formula with added sucrose? Adding sugar to simple starch, any implications?
Please don't do it: Adding sugar to formula will only cause trouble. Formula is made to address the needs of infants. If babies have additional caloric requirements or starch needs, it isn't accomplished with sucrose. Adding sugar will cause not only weight gain but will also cause dental trouble, even if the baby has no teeth yet. Other metabolic consequences may also occur. Please discuss with pediatrician. ...Read more
I eat fair amounts of simple sugars does this increase risk of cancer even if I'm slightly underweight? Or does being overweight increase the risks?
Sugar cancer: I am not aware of a correlation between sugar intake and cancer. Of course correlation is not causation. Living in London the air quality is more likely a risk. The greatest of course is smoking or being around smokers. The best test of the sugar Ho would be to assign 10,000 to eat different sugar diets and see who dies of what. Will probably never be done, ...Read more
Good idea or unnecessary to have a modest amount of simple carbs (sugars) in the AM upon waking (due to having "fasted" for several hours (sleeping))?
Unnecessary, unwise: It's healthy for our bodies to go many hours fasting- healthy person can maintain stable blood sugars for much longer than people sleep. Sugars are toxic. Throughout human evolution sugars (other than those found in fruit) were not part of the diet (other than occ. honey). See http://tinyurl.com/nd33q5x on how bad sugar is for us and http://authoritynutrition.com/intermittent-fasting-guide/ ...Read more
Can a regular family doctor perform a simple blood sugar test in office? If not, what options do I have?
Glucose testing: If you go to an endocrinologist (e) with diabetes, all patients in the e's office are tested to see what their glucose is. Most gp's can do glucose testing in the office if they have a glucometer. If yours does not have a glucometer, ask your gp to prescribe you one. The better your glucose is controlled, the fewer complications you will have in later years. Good luck. ...Read more
Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.
In general,: it is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am continually hungry and whatever i eat i don't put weight on. My thyroid function is normal and my blood sugar normal. I wake up early each day?
Is your weight: Normal? If it is not then it is normal to be hungry as it is a body signal to be normal. Waking up early is normal for lots of people so i would not wory about that if you are getting enough sleep. How may hours are your sleeping? Do you have racing thoughts? Are your moods normal? You might have a condition a psychologist can help. I really need more information. Are you eating right? Exercise? ...Read more
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Heard sugar & simple carbs turn into same thing once digested. why then do i feel sick after eating much sugar, but not after eating much wheat/rice?
It could be: the rate at which these substances are metabolized. Once in your digestive tract sugar hydrolyzes into fructose and glucose. Glucose starts out as a carbohydrate but is quickly stored as a fat. Rice and wheat are made up of more complex chains of carbohydrates with fewer simple sugars. The effect of these foods on raising blood sugar may not be as rapid as with simple sugar. Hope this helps:) ...Read more
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