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Feel drowsy after lunch or dinner. Why? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Oct-2013
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User:Hi Doc
Doctor:Hello Mr. XXXX, please go ahead with your question.
User:I am writing to inquire about my health.
Doctor:sure, please go ahead
User:I often feel drowsy after lunch or dinner.
Doctor:how has this caused you problem?
User:I dont know.
Doctor:Do you mean you don't have any problem?
User:also headache sometimes.
User:I often feel drowsy. That is my problem.
User:u there?
Doctor:You work in the night shifts right?
User:what is the solution for this?
User:Yes Sir.
Doctor:And do you get time to sleep in the day time?
User:absolutely 10 hrs.
Doctor:okay, but still you have this problem
User:You are right...
Doctor:If you get good sleep in the day time I do not think there is anything major that you should be worried about
User:i know but why this happens.
Doctor:this happens because if something called as postprandial hyperglycemia
User:would you explain that
Doctor:it means. after you eat, there is a sudden surge in the blood sugar levels
Doctor:and blood sugars activate a particular area in the brain
User:what should i do
Doctor:the area is called satiety center
Doctor:there is nothing much you can do about this
Doctor:as this is a normal phenomenon
Doctor:and does not require any treatment
User:i am taking seven seas tablets daily after my lunch.
Doctor:for your headaches though you should once consult a doctor to see what is the reason
Doctor:what is seas tablets?
User:codliver oil tablets
Doctor:you don't need to take so many
Doctor:sometimes that can cause headaches
Doctor:and drowsiness
User:one after the lunch.
User:every day
User:not seven
Doctor:You can take about two to three in a week
User:also how should i increase my weight?
Doctor:Other than that I don't think you need to do anything
Doctor:You can increase your weight by eating healthy food
Doctor:and exercising inmoderation
Doctor:in moderation
User:i eat everything
User:veg and non veg
Doctor:then I suggest you eat a little more
User:i eat more than little more.
User:should i join a gym to exercise?
Doctor:What that sentence means is, Whatever you are eating right now, you should eat more than that
Doctor:No need to join a gym
Doctor:simple jogging should suffice
User:i eat a lot doc.
Doctor:Okay, what is your weight and height?
User:suggest a time.
User:55 and 5.9
Doctor:How can I suggest a time? You know your life, you should be able to decide which time is best for you
User:thats right.
User:55 and 5.9
Doctor:hold on one minute while I check your BMI
User:what is BMI?
Doctor:stands for Body Mass Index
Doctor:One minute
User:sure take your time.
Doctor:This is your BMI
Doctor:and it is slightly low
Doctor:meaning, yes you need to put on a little more weight
Doctor:something like 5 to 6 Kgs
Doctor:Hello Mr. XXXX, are you there?
User:how will i
User:apart from eating
Doctor:You can take protein supplements
Doctor:and you can increase the protein content in the food you eat
Doctor:the best thing you can do is to get a good diet chart prescribed by a dietitian
Doctor:And you can start working out in a gym to build muscle mass
Doctor:when you go to gym, you will need eat even more than what you eat now
Doctor:protein XXXXXXX diet is fish, egg, chicken meat
Doctor:soya beans
Doctor:and cereals and pulses
User:protein supplements like?
Doctor:you can get get a good protein supplement like protex
User:i eat all of this fish, egg, chicken meat
User:protex is good
Doctor:How often do you eat fish, egg and chicken?
User:every sat and sun
Doctor:I suggest you eat fish everyday
Doctor:see if that works
User:what abt mutton?
Doctor:if that doesn't work then, I guess you can't do anything about your weight
User:i will try
User:ha ha ha
Doctor:Mutton is fine, but should be minimal as it increases cholesterol
Doctor:and fat
User:i will definitely try fish.
User:thanks a lot doc.
User:i appreciate all your help.
Doctor:Some individuals can not put on weight
Doctor:You are welcome,
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