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What causes tiredness and sleepiness after eating?

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

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Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Yes, really I would like to know why after I eat I feel drained, sometimes shaky and need to go to sleep
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

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