I went to the health center at the college I attend due to fatigue. My vitals were normal. I have not eaten much in the past few days. Is it possible I am suffering from the effects of starvation even though my blood sugar is normal?
Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, comes from the food you eat. Your body creates blood sugar by digesting some food into glucose that circulates in your bloodstream. Blood glucose is used for energy. The glucose that isn’t needed to fuel your body right away gets stored as fat for later use.
If glucose is not available through starvation or fasting then the body will adjust by burning fat for energy and blood glucose levels remain normal - unless of course there is a problem like diabetes.
Hunger, headache, fatigue and irritability are all symptoms of fasting.
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