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What causes tiredness and sleepiness after eating?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018
Question: Yes, really I would like to know why after I eat I feel drained, sometimes shaky and need to go to sleep
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Diabetes mellitus should be ruled

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Eating processed foods which contain refined carbohydrates, causes an initial rise and subsequent fall in blood sugar levels, which results in the picture which you described.

If these symptoms are bothersome and lead to affecting basic functioning then Fasting blood sugar and HBA1C levels should be done to rule out diabetes or glucose intolerance.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks
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Brief Answer: Diabetes mellitus should be ruled Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome I appreciate your concern Eating processed foods which contain refined carbohydrates, causes an initial rise and subsequent fall in blood sugar levels, which results in the picture which you described. If these symptoms are bothersome and lead to affecting basic functioning then Fasting blood sugar and HBA1C levels should be done to rule out diabetes or glucose intolerance. Wishing you best of health Thanks