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Old 09-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Extreme Fatigue

After eating I experience extreme fatigue. Even if I eat a sugar coated donut or two I find that I have to lay down and want to sleep. I do, in fact, sleep for atleast a half hour. My doctor has tested me for diabetes but nothing is showing up that I may have a problem.

 
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Re: Extreme Fatigue

Some people get sleepy after eating because much of your blood supply gets diverted to your gut (GI tract) for absorption of nutrients, and leaves your brain a little short of blood supply and oxygen. This is more likely to happen in people with low blood pressure. One way to prevent this is to eat small amounts more frequently so your gut isn't too full at any one time. Very sweet or salty foods can accentuate the sleepiness if you have a tendency to dumping syndrome, a rapid transit time in the gut, which "dumps" the gastric contents into the small intestine too fast, and osmosis pulls a lot of water out of the blood into the gut to dilute the sugar and salt in the food. So avoiding sweets and large salt loads at once helps too.

 
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Re: Extreme Fatigue

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Some people get sleepy after eating because much of your blood supply gets diverted to your gut (GI tract) for absorption of nutrients, and leaves your brain a little short of blood supply and oxygen. This is more likely to happen in people with low blood pressure. One way to prevent this is to eat small amounts more frequently so your gut isn't too full at any one time. Very sweet or salty foods can accentuate the sleepiness if you have a tendency to dumping syndrome, a rapid transit time in the gut, which "dumps" the gastric contents into the small intestine too fast, and osmosis pulls a lot of water out of the blood into the gut to dilute the sugar and salt in the food. So avoiding sweets and large salt loads at once helps too.
Thanks for the speedy reply. I appreciate your suggestions and give it a try. Sincerely

 
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