Watch out if you feel sleepy after a meal! Weight gain occurs in many people who are at home due to prohibitions, especially during the pandemic period. In corona period, insulin resistance is also important against the danger of obesity.
You need to be careful if you have a weight problem, fall asleep in the middle of the meal, or have an excessive sleepiness right after.
Saying, "The energy requirement of the digestive system is directly proportional to the amount of food we eat". Fevzi Özgönül said, “If we have eaten a large amount of food, the digestive system needs more energy, so the person may get sleepy because he has to turn off his active systems in order to meet this extra energy need. Generally, people who eat too much can experience drowsiness after eating. However, apart from the amount of the food, its content is also important in terms of bringing sleep. If there are foods with high carbohydrates in the foods we eat, then we may sleep due to excessive insulin release. Excessive secretion of the insulin hormone can also trigger the serotonin hormone (serotonin is the hormone responsible for sleep), which can cause sleepiness after meals.
Dr. Fevzi Özgönül said, “If you did not miss the food too much, that is, if you did not fill your stomach with more food than normal and did not force the digestive system, and if you do not have food containing too much carbohydrate (such as sweet, pastry foods, rice that can turn into sugar quickly) Then you may have started an ailment that you need to be aware of. We call it insulin resistance. " said.
People with insulin resistance may also experience sleepiness after meals. In fact, these people may feel weakness and sleep as soon as they start eating. They may say that I was very sleepy after the first few bites of the meal they started especially after being hungry for a long time or I was very tired. If you are faced with this kind of situation, you should be very careful because this is a sign that you may develop diabetes in the future.
In fact, in such a case, it is useful to contact an endocrine specialist immediately. But it is very easy to find out if you have insulin resistance with a test you can have at your family doctor.
FIND YOUR INSULIN RESISTANCE WITH THIS FORMULA
Dr. Fevzi Özgönül continued his statement as follows; “You can learn this very easily with a test you can have on an empty stomach in the morning. Have your blood sugar look on an empty stomach and get the result A. Measure the blood insulin level on an empty stomach and get B. When you divide the product of these two results by 405, the result is your HOMA-IR result, that is, your insulin resistance result. A X B = C / 405 = HOMA-IR. HOMA-IR is below 2.5 in normal people. If your result is above 2.5, it means that you have started insulin resistance. If precautions are not taken, you will not be able to get rid of your weight, you will gain more weight and in the future, you will get diabetes and atherosclerotic heart disease called arteriosclerosis.
If your values are not too much above 2.5 and you do not have an excess weight, refined sugar in the food you eat and