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Why Do I Get Dizzy After I Eat
Blood pooling: Some people, after eating might feel dizzy as most of the blood goes around GI system to help food digest ie less blood going to the brain and some might feel dizzy. You might lie down after a meal for 1/2 hour to see if that is helpful. If symptoms persist, please do see an md. Best of luck. ...Read more
Seek medical care: Your question suggests that you are nauseated often, especially when you are hungry or just before mealtimes but that eating tends to make your nausea worse. If that is what you mean then you may have any of a number of conditions - stomach ulcers, stomach irritation such as gastritis, acid reflux, and even gallbladder and pancreas disorders. Please see a physician soon. ...Read more
Much more info: From what you've provided, it is impossible to tell you anything. Think for a moment and revise your question. Tell us more about yourself and your body. What foods you eat, how much, how often, what manner (fast, at a table, restaurant, w/ family?) what sort of sick? (bloat, burp, vomit, constipation/loose bowels) is this new? Anyone else in family have it? Etc., . ...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
Dyspepsia : The most common causes of indigestion are eating too much or too fast, Acid Reflux, gastritis, gastric ulcer, Functional dyspepsia (motility problem of stomach). Dyspepsia is common among patients with UC. Also Gluten sensitivity is common among patients with UC which may cause Dyspepsia. Talk to your Gasteroenterologist. ...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 distentuon?: It's hard to know for sure, but many people do experience this. You should start by seeing your dr to make sure there is no other medical condition, such as heart or circulatory problem(rare), stomach or hormone problems. Some people are sensitive to large meals and smaller more frequent eating may help. Other symptoms such as lightheaded or rapid heartbeat with standing are often present also. ...Read more
When we get: Nervous the fight flight freeze response turns on to help us run or fight off the danger, be it a tiger, boss, or friend. Blood goes to arms and legs, and away from areas not needed for survival at that time such as digestion and sexuality. Herbert benson's relaxation response book will tell you more and teach you a way to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hormones?: Exercise can increase hormone levels and endorphin's as well as other chemicals in your system there may also be a drop in blood sugar if you do not eat enough before exercising. Additionally may have rise in lactic acid. All these can make you feel edgy. So eat and hydrate well before and after exercising. Also. Remember to do the cool down at the end. ...Read more
Various reasons: Nausea after eating could be due to gallstones, ulcer, gastroparesis (inability for the stomach to quickly empty), cancer, stress, gastritis, side effects of medications, among others. To delineate cause, go see your doctor who will perform a history, exam, and perhaps order tests to help make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can evaluate if such nausea symptoms last more than a couple of days. Nausea after eating can be due to many things, such as: stomach virus infection, other viral infection (such as flu), some bacterial infections (such as strep throat), gastric reflux (heartburn), gastritis (may be h. Pylori), gall bladder disease, certain cancers, pregnancy, some kidney diseases, medications, etc... ...Read more
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