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Doctor insights on: Why Do You Become Thirsty After Eating Sweet Foods

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Dr. William Singer
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Thirsty (Definition)

Drinking lots of water is usually healthy. However, the urge to drink too much may be the result of a physical or emotional disease. Excessive thirst may be a symptom of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). It can be an important clue in detecting diabetes. Excessive thirst is a fairly common symptom. It is often the reaction to fluid loss during exercise, or ...Read more


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Heart pounds & feel extremely tired after eating sugary foods. Lying down helps. No other diabetes symptoms (such as more thirst). Is this normal?

Heart pounds & feel extremely tired after eating sugary foods. Lying down helps. No other diabetes symptoms (such as more thirst). Is this normal?

Can't tell without: More information- like sugar number when gets symptoms- can check sugars with home glucose monitor bought in pharmacies. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent urination only after eating sweets? I have no thirst, I did home urine test and it says my glucose is OK

What can cause frequent urination only after eating sweets? I have no thirst, I did home urine test and it says my glucose is OK

May be caffeine: What kind of sweets are you eating? If there is chocolate, it may be the caffeine in the sweets that is acting as a diuretic. ...Read more

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Why do I feel very thirsty after eating?

Why do I feel very thirsty after eating?

Many possible reason: If you eat salty foods or high carbohydrate foods you can become thirst from a change in serum osmolaltiy or rise in your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Why im always thirsty? Especially after eating pizza or bread

Why im always thirsty? Especially after eating pizza or bread

Salty: Foods like pizza often cause thirst because of a high salt content. Persistent thirstiness can be seen in dehydration, diabetes, intake of very dry foods. Since you're not always thirsty and apparently feel well, I doubt you have any serious medical issue. ...Read more

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Nausea after eating anything. Random bouts of nausea. No appetite for a week. No thirst. Insomnia.?

Nausea after eating anything. Random bouts of nausea. No appetite for a week. No thirst. Insomnia.?

See your pcp: You're reporting multiple symptoms that may or may not be related and have numerous possible causes. See your pcp for exam and proper diagnosis without delay. You may also consult with a HealthTap doctor for additional guidance. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tingly face, legs and arms. Frequent thirst and urination. Hot sweats after eating. Feeling faint etc if I don't eat?

Tingly face, legs and arms. Frequent thirst and urination. Hot sweats after eating. Feeling faint etc if I don't eat?

See a doctor: Tingling, increased thirst and frequent urination can be symptoms of diabetes. There are other possible causes of your symptoms, and you will need to see a doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Why do I have headache after eating sweet food and drink up to 4-9 l a day... Got tested for dm three times, but everything was ok...?

Why do I have headache after eating sweet food and drink up to 4-9 l a day... Got tested for dm three times, but everything was ok...?

Metabolic?: Metabolic syndrome/ or glucose sensitivity or Insulin resistance - sometimes can cause this type of reaction... While is not dm - can be a precursor to or at least show that you are "sensitive" to simple carbohydrates. ...Read more

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After eating any type of food, I have a consistent and annoying sweet after taste in my mouth. What's going on?

After eating any type of food, I have a consistent and annoying sweet after taste in my mouth. What's going on?

Dysgeusia: Is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems. Dysgeusia is not very common. Fortunately, many of the causes are temporary and not life-threatening, but the disorder does affect your quality of life. See your PCP for neurological exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, A friends been complaining of pain in the throat after eating sweets or sugary stuff. He is fine non sweetened food or drinks. It's been over a week with this complaint. What do you think it is? Thanks Doc.

Hi Doc, A friends been complaining of pain in the throat after eating sweets or sugary stuff. He is fine non sweetened food or drinks. It's been over a week with this complaint. What do you think it is? Thanks Doc.

Unknown: It may be a small ulcer, but certainly doesn't sound dangerous. If it continues or gets worse, it must be examined. Preferably by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Any doctor with the right tools to examine the back of the throat would do however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was eating out and I was puting a lot of salt on my food seasoning and my mouth feels dry I am thirsty and I don't drink a lot of water anxious?

I was eating out and I was puting a lot of salt on my food seasoning and my mouth feels dry I am thirsty and I don't drink a lot of water anxious?

Over use of salt: Overuse of salt will make you thirsty and will make your mouth feel dry - the dry mouth sensation is a natural trigger to get you to drink more and more. So, please drink more fluid and use less salt. ...Read more

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Why do I get sick after eating sugary foods?

Why do I get sick after eating sugary foods?

Could have diabetes: Check sugars with home monitoring kit
or see MD ...Read more

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Do sniffles appear after eating certain foods?

Do sniffles appear after eating certain foods?

Spicy foods: Spicy foods and extremely savory foods can trigger the nose to run (gustatory rhinitis). It is a typical response to the intense stimulation of the peppers/ spices.
Runny nose when you smell foods is a bit different (vasomotor rhinitis). ...Read more

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I tend to burb excessively after eating food. It seems to occur with all types of food. Not from eating too fast.

I tend to burb excessively after eating food. It seems to occur with all types of food. Not from eating too fast.

Don't swallow air: In general eating slowly and making sure not to swallow air might help. If you feel it is still a problem after doing this - go see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Bad nausea after eating fried foods?

Bad nausea after eating fried foods?

Fat food nausea: 1.Stop eating them
2. Ask about gall stones in all of you family members.
3.Discuss with Dr. ...Read more

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After eating sweets I feel sleepy and my BP was 96 over 60?

After eating sweets I feel sleepy and my BP was 96 over 60?

Sweet dreams: Eating a lot of sugars, or any simple carbohydrate, transiently raises you bloods ph, which causes mild sedation. Eating large meals shunts blood to the stomach which can make you feel tired as well. ...Read more

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I feel sick after eating or drinking some foods/drinks, why?

I feel sick after eating or drinking some foods/drinks, why?

May have reflux: See your doctor to find out if you have reflux food allergies or other abdominal issues. Some people have to avoid lactose and others glutein so it is hard to know without reviewing this with your doctor and getting a physical exam and possible work up. Even pregnancy can cause this. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Critical. Diarr hea. After eating fcooked food. In fridge not freezer?

Critical. Diarr hea. After eating fcooked food. In fridge not freezer?

Get to urgent care: Go to an ER if needed - this can be serious untreated and relatively simple if treated well. Don't think about it - go! We who attain a certain age need to be careful if we want it to go on increasing well. ...Read more

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I fall asleep after eating something sweet?

I fall asleep after eating something sweet?

Few ideas: This can be related to a few things. First, glucose has rapid absorption as do other simple sugars so there is a quick high and then a quick low, often that leads to sleepiness. Also there can be digestive issues as the something sweet could contain gluten or something else making you sleepy. Watch out, leads to increased calorie intake=weight gain! ...Read more

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Sick 48h after eating, can it be food poisoning?

Sick 48h after eating, can it be food poisoning?

Yes: Yes, some food-borne bacterial infections, such as salmonella, shigella, or campylobacter, can take that long to cause diarrhea. But it's very difficult--almost impossible--to determine what food you got sick from unless other became sick as well. You presumably have eaten more recently than 48 hours ago, and anything you ate during that time could have made you sick. ...Read more

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What causes you to vomit after eating greasy foods?

What causes you to vomit after eating greasy foods?

Vomiting: You may have gall bladder disease or gallstones thatmay be the cause of your vomiting. ...Read more

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When after eating can food poisoning symptoms start?

When after eating can food poisoning symptoms start?

Depends: Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind? ...Read more

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Do you really get more energy right after eating food?

Do you really get more energy right after eating food?

I am not sure what: The question, let me understand, are more energetic after a meal right away? The answer for that is no.
Do we have more energy that we store for future exercise?
The answer for that yes. ...Read more

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Is there a reason we crave sweets after eating a meal?

Is there a reason we crave sweets after eating a meal?

Reason sweets cravin: The one I believe in is the Insulin released by the pancreas after eating meal which is usually high in carb, especially complex carbs including white bread, pasta and fruits, soda and juices. The Insulin spikes in and it causes blood sugar to drop and you crave for sweets. To prevent it cut down the carbs in your meal.
The other causes are habit and programmed in brain, sice childhood. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to be using mouthwash after eating sweets?

Is it a good idea to be using mouthwash after eating sweets?

Mouthwash: Sweets have a tendency to stick between your teeth. Rinsing with mouthwash or water after eating anything is helpful, but it is not as effective as brushing and flossing.
Especially at bedtime. ...Read more

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My son's lips turn white on the inside after eating spicy food.

My son's lips turn white on the inside after eating spicy food.

Mgt: I would suggest an inbox consultation. If he has had any labs or imaging these may be uploaded for review.

Does he experience any other symptoms such as rash or problems breathing? ...Read more

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Why do I feel pain below my left rib cage after eating oily foods?

Why do I feel pain below my left rib cage after eating oily foods?

Pain: There are just two organs there unless you have a transposition or your organs are out of place. That would be the spleen and your intestines. It is possible you could feel gallbladder pain there. Please go get evaluated. ...Read more