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What would cause a person to fall asleep after eating?

What would cause a person to fall asleep after eating any amount of food? Diabetes has been ruled out heart disease was diagnosed. Person has extremely low pulse rate normal blood pressure rates. What could possibly cause a person to fall asleep within an hour of eating?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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What happens to any person right after eating, especially if it's a heavy meal, is that the body is focusing 100% on digesting that food. That's why the body temperature can lower and fatigue is common. When someone has a heart disease, that person is already easily tired because of the heart that is unable to pump out blood in a normal fashion, maybe the heart needs to pump faster or harder, depending of the type of disease and other conditions of the person (like obesity). Hope this helps to clarify a bit.
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