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Feeling down after having lunch. Is this normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:I wanted to check is it ok if you feel down for 15 - 20 min after taking lunch
Doctor:yes, that is completely normal
Doctor:hence the flow to the brain is reduced
Doctor:so this results in reduced attention and sleepiness in some cases
User:but everyone doesnt feel that way
Doctor:to prevent it , u need to take smaller meals, and avoid high carb and high fat diet
User:or even everyday
Doctor:people who are fit, and eat healthy diet, do feel much better , than those who do not
Doctor:regular exercise helps to keep a person fit
User:but even after exercise if you get momentary low feeling
Doctor:yes, that is due to fatigue after exercise ,
Doctor:muscles need some rest to relax
User:not after exercise ... but during the day
Doctor:and regain the energy to work, later
Doctor:excercise begins with proper warming up, followed by regular cardio work outs and ends with a proper relaxation
Doctor:if the order is not followed, and time to relaxation , is not there, it is common to find more fatigued than usual
Doctor:Is there anything else , u need help with ?
Doctor:please login again for medical queries
Doctor:bye for now
User:thanks a lot
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