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Why Do I Feel Tired After Eating Lunch
You shouldn't: After a meal, especially a large meal, they body diverts more energy to the intestines to digest the food. Energy now not available for other purposes. Also, meals rich in refined carbs (sugars and starches) may cause a rapid rise in blood sugar then increased Insulin output and a subsequent dramatic drop in blood sugar. That may also cause fatigue. Healthier meals should not cause fatigue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydrate, food, acid: You may be feeling sick to you stomach for a multitude of reasons. You may not have enough food in your system for the activity you are performing. Secondly, you may not be well hydrated which can also make you feel nauseous. Lastly, you may have an excess build up of Lactic Acid in your system from a tough workout and thus you need to refuel, rehydrate and rest. ...Read more
Systemic reaction: The morning is a time of adjusting and preparing for the day. The body has to wake up and get ready, but also has to digest breakfast and react to the stimulants of food and caffeine. Develop a good routine and be cautious about excessive carbohydrates and excessive caffeine, take the time for your body to adjust. Also, be sure your sleep is good quality. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more
Unclear: One possible reason is If you have not slept well or ate enough before and after your workout (especially if it was a vigorous one). Otherwise, you also may want to have your primary care physician do a basic physical with standard lab panels (CBC, Chem panel, thyroid, etc.) if you have not had a physical in a while. ...Read more
Find cause of nausea: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary/ pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more
Stomach: This could represent gastritis, stomach ulcer or poor digestion. This can be brought on by stress and anxiety. You may need to work on those issues. In the meantime, try some antacids and you might want to try some food enzymes with meals to assist digestion. Probiotics to eliminate lower bowel gas and see your doctor if the problem persists despite these measures. ...Read more
Nmeed MD evaluation: The most common cause of your symptoms is post-prandial hrypoglycemia, where your blood sugar falls to low levels after you eat. Sometimes, this is associated with medical problems, some of which are serious. You need to see your physician for a thorough evaluation. He/she will do tests to find the cause and see what treatment is needed, ...Read more
Normal: This sounds like normal post-prandial fatigue. It happens to many, however, other conditions need to be ruled-out prior to settling on this diagnosis. Additional labs and a general work-up incl. medication review (if any) would permit a more thorough evaluation. Schedule a virtual consult with me if interested in learning more. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find cause of nausea: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even reaction to stress. Find ; treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more
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