Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
159 Doctors are Online

Why am I lightheaded dizzy after eating?

Why am I lightheaded dizzy after eating but I checked mu sugar it's 142 one hr after and 77 two hrs. after? I am anemic too but has been taking iron supplements since May 21, 2006. I was diagnosed with diabetes last month with 138 fasting and 164 glucose tolerance test. Doctor did not give me meds. I did walking at least one hour every day since I was diagnosed. My doctor said maybe my body is still adjusting because of the iron supplements I am taking and that my body was used to having low red blood cells. I also lost 20 lbs since I was diagnosed with diabetes. I lost weight because I was walking and watching what I am eating.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Answers:  2 Views:  763
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
  Anonymous's Response

Your sugars are under control. Do mention the medications which you are on as there is a lot of difference in the readings taken after 1 hour and 2 hours.

Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
  Anonymous's Response
Dear Manasi

You are anemic whats recent blood HB level. You are feeling dizzy after intake of food because of anemia. the reason is after food majority of blood shunts to GI(stomach and intestine) tract to carry digested food. As you are anemic less there is less blood in circulation, available blood goes to your stomach and less blood goes to your brain and you will feel dizzy,\.
my advise is

1. Get evaluated for low Hb..
2. find out is there loss of blood through stools
3. Consult physician and find out cause for anemia and get treated
4. Iron supplements will not be sufficient if there is very low Hb level at this condition better to go for blood transfusion
5. consult your family physician

Another thing is
1.Dont eat heavy meals at a time instead eat small meals more frequently.
2.Avoid walk immediately after food better you take rest after meals

best of luck


Answered: Sun, 17 Apr 2011
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor