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Does skipping breakfast lead to acidity or other health issues?

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Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj

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Posted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Does skipping breakfast lead to acidity or other health issues.
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Answered by Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX, Thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic. First let us try to understand something about the body's natural daily rhythm. We call it the circadian rhythm but you can simply refer to it as the day night cycle.

In Humans, our day night cycle is "presumptive". in other words, changes in the time of day can change the metabolic processes in our body. This way the internal body organs can be ready for what the body will most likely be doing at that time.

For example, the circadian rhythm slows down metabolism and digestion 1-2 hours before sleep. In the same way, metabolic activity, STOMACH ACID PRODUCTION and all JUMP in the morning in anticipation of Breakfast.

If you deny yourself this breakfast, your body which has been primed for breaking down food and building up energy stores gets confused and goes into a shock state.
In a shock state, it will kill the appetite and slow down the metabolism, making you sleepy and very irritable.

So yes, skipping breakfast can worsen acidity and make you interfere with metabolism which will in turn cause fatigue and eventually even weight gain.

Hope this helps,

Vinay
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