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Why do I get dizzy after I eat sugar?

Why do I get dizzy after I eat sugar?

?: Well, the sugar isn't doing it. You need a workup for dizziness. There are too numerous to count possibilities. Sugar isn't one of them, though. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Why do I keep getting lightheaded and dizzy after I eat? I have acid reflux and mild gastritis but I didn't think this could cause it?

Why do I keep getting lightheaded and dizzy after I eat? I have acid reflux and mild gastritis but I didn't think this could cause it?

R/O HYPOGLYCEMIA: It may be stress hypoglycemia get full exam and lab screen including HBa1c. Try gluten free diet gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. With small frequent meals ...Read more

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After I eat I can feel really dizzy, I get a headache. What is my problem?

After I eat I can feel really dizzy, I get a headache. What is my problem?

Low blood volumer?: If you have a metabolic problem called the dumping syndrome, your blood sugar can fall dramatically after eating or your circulating blood volume may be temporarily depleted. Altho uncommon severe blood pressure changes following a meal can occur. All of these (and more) can cause your symptoms. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dizziness & vertigo -bp is good, but I mostly get dizzy for hours after I eat and lately when I don’t eat. What test should I get?

Dizziness & vertigo -bp is good, but I mostly get dizzy for hours after I eat and lately when I don’t eat. What test should I get?

Vestibular dysfxn: If vertigo a component, a cardiac cause is unlikely. Would check inner ear/vestibular imbalances first, partic if BP is stable and not orthostatic. ...Read more

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I don't have diabetes but within 30 minutes after I eat I get tired and dizzy. What can I do? I don't want to overeat.

I don't have diabetes but within 30 minutes after I eat I get tired and dizzy. What can I do? I don't want to overeat.

Food Diary: If you want real advice and not just generic advise here is the way to get real help. First you keep a food diary for one week (There are many websites for this online). If your food calories are more than 50% sugars or carbohydrates that is your problem. You must increase the proteins and decrease the sugars. Second, you may need to eat six small meals per day a concept known as grazing. ...Read more

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Why do I feel dizzy after I eat?

Why do I feel dizzy after I eat?

Blood sugar?: Should see primary care for fasting and post meal blood sugar testing. ...Read more

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I've been getting really dizzy after I eat anything and start having heat flashed diabetes runs my family should I he concerned?

I've been getting really dizzy after I eat anything and start having heat flashed diabetes runs my family should I he concerned?

Diabeties mellitus: Check with your doctor. He or she will do a blood test while you have had nothing to eat in 12 hours to see if your blood sugar is high. This will check to make sure you do not have a sugar problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I love spicy food. But, I will start to feel sleepy and dizzy after I eat. My body will start to imbalance. Its feel like when I spin myself. Why is that?

I love spicy food. But, I will start to feel sleepy and dizzy after I eat. My body will start to imbalance. Its feel like when I spin myself. Why is that?

Interesting: May be the spicy food in your case stimulates the stomach and intestines ' whose blood vessels become dilated and get engorged with blood so the with the periphral pooling of blood in gastrointestinal system, the blood supply to brain is less temporarily which makes you sleepy and dizzy. Would avoid in such case too muchspicy food as repeated stealing of blood to brain by this mecha. Is not good ...Read more

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I been feeling lightheaded/dizzy after I eat. .. Also been getting bad headaches. Not sure what it's from any suggestions?

Physical exam: 27 year old gentleman with lightheaded/dizzy feeling after eating and headaches. You should visit a physician for a physical exam and lab work. When discussing any medical problem, a physician needs to know your past medical history, family history, vital signs, and a more detailed history of your chief complaint, in this case dizziness and headaches. Visit you physician for a detailed exam. ...Read more

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Why do I feel dizzy and nauseated mainly after I eat?

Why do I feel dizzy and nauseated mainly after I eat?

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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I'm having dizziness and headache after I eat lunch, any idea?

I'm having dizziness and headache after I eat lunch, any idea?

Allergy: Allergy? Keeping a food diary could possibly be of benefit. Alternatively, it could be blood shunting to your stomach to help digest the food. I would consider seeing a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have terrible headaches and feel really sick and dizzy. However, after I eat the symptoms ease. Why is this happening everyday?

I have terrible headaches and feel really sick and dizzy. However, after I eat the symptoms ease. Why is this happening everyday?

Unusual: Usually, the opposite is true: The fed state causes headaches rather than relieving them. My guess is that the headaches are a secondary effect of some kind of endocrine or metabolic anomaly. Your question is only the beginning, not the end, of the diagnostic process. You'll have to see a live doctor in a brick-and-mortar office. HealthTap is not a substitute for that. ...Read more

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I fast every day this month. I don't eat for around 16 hours. A few hours after I eat I feel very dizzy, hypotonic and I nauseous. What can I do?

I fast every day this month. I don't eat for around 16 hours. A few hours after I eat I feel very dizzy, hypotonic and I nauseous. What can I do?

Stop fasting: If you are doing something that ismaking you ill, stop it. If you are doing it for religious reasons, talk to your spiritual adviser who may give you a "pass on this practice. ...Read more

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I have headaches after I eat and dizziness can this be tied to my anemia as I have real bad anemia?

I have headaches after I eat and dizziness can this be tied to my anemia as I have real bad anemia?

Well: You have also had multiple surgeries Your question is a complicated one and requires a very thorough evaluation. You should see your doctor and be thoroughly examined including any necessary testing ...Read more

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I keep getting dizzy/lightheaded after I eat or drink anything that lasts for hours, calms down when sitting or lying bad when walking?

I keep getting dizzy/lightheaded after I eat or drink anything that lasts for hours, calms down when sitting or lying bad when walking?

Needs evaluation.: These symptoms merit an evaluation: check blood pressure, sitting and standing, ekg, during symptoms; check blood sugar; check heart rhythm with holter monitor. Need to see your doctor for a careful history and physical exam, and blood tests. ...Read more

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I have an anxiety and panic disorder. My therapist said I may have hypoglycaemia because my anxiety and dizziness go away after I eat frequently.

I have an anxiety and panic disorder. My therapist said I may have hypoglycaemia because my anxiety and dizziness go away after I eat frequently.

I am not sure what: Your question is but it is clear that ensuring that you don't let your blood sugars drop too low is important. I would encourage you to see your physician for further assessment (medically). Hypoglycemia is known to be a trigger for panic for many people. ...Read more

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I am 41 years old & in good health. I've been getting that "inner-ear, " dizzy feeling after I eat lots of sugar.?

I am 41 years old & in good health. I've been getting that "inner-ear, " dizzy feeling after I eat lots of sugar.?

Dizziness: That is a difficult problem to assess with limited information about you and your health. Dizziness can involve infectious causes, metabolic (eg thyroid disorders, diabetes) causes, neurologic sources, visual disturbances, cardiovascular causes, and inner ear problems to name a few sources. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing stomach pain after eating and after I eat I I have this hollow feeling in my stomach as if I haven't eaten at all. Along with this feeling, when I eat food I have this feeling in my head that is kind of like a dizziness. The feeli

I have been experiencing stomach pain after eating and after I eat I I have this hollow feeling in my stomach as if I haven't eaten at all. Along with this feeling, when I eat food I have this feeling in my head that is kind of like a dizziness. The feeli

Stomach pain: I have been experiencing stomach pain after eating and after I eat I I have this hollow feeling in my stomach as if I haven't eaten at all. Along with this feeling, when I eat food I have this feeling in my head that is kind of like a dizziness. The feeli ANS: please give more details. Can do live video consult now till 4 AM PCT. ...Read more

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Dizzines getting hot and heart beating fast after I eat mostly sweets. ..?

Dizzines getting hot and heart beating fast after I eat mostly sweets. ..?

Dizziness: Need more information. How old are you? Do you have any trouble e.g. Thyroid or diabetes? Are you having regular periods? Please send in more information so we can help you. Meanwhile cut down or cutout so many sweets as this may be the cause. If rapid heart beat persists call your doctor right away to get a check up. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I get dizzy and nauseous if I don't eat in a few hours?

Hypoglycemia maybe: Are you diabetic? Use insulin? Sensitive to sugar loads? You could be suffering from hypoglycemia. I would recommend discussing with your primary physician to make sure you are not having bouts of hypoglycemia or orthostasis secondary to dehydration. Best of luck and I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when I eat the first 2-5 bites every time I eat makes me feel dizzy. I am not on any medications nor have had any health problems in the past. I am completely lost and don't know how to get rid of this or even what it is

Why do I get dizzy when I eat the first 2-5 bites every time I eat makes me feel dizzy. I am not on any medications nor have had any health problems in the past. I am completely lost and don't know how to get rid of this or even what it is

That: That is a very unusual symptom. My first suggestion would be to see your doctor and have blood tests, especially to be certain that your blood glucose is normal. If it persists though you may need to see a neurologist for their thoughts. If you develop weakness, headache, or vomiting, then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when I'm worried or when I eat suger my dr said I was fine I have really bad anxiety and I do not sleep a lot?

Why do I get dizzy when I'm worried or when I eat suger my dr said I was fine I have really bad anxiety and I do not sleep a lot?

Sugar: Is unfortunately, the villain. Sugar automatically requires enough vitamin b to metabolize it. Please see my blog "oxygen the spark of life" and find the post entitled "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more