Adverse reaction to delayed meals can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose adverse reaction to delayed meals, we could:
Do you feel shaky, headachy, tired, faint or nauseated when meals are delayed?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Occasionally / moderately
→ Often / severely
When we skip meals, we often also skip the drinks that go with the food. If your hydration status is already marginal, a delayed meal may be enough to trigger dehydration symptoms.
Skipping a meal causes blood sugar levels to drop, triggering a release of hormones that compensate for low glucose levels. These can narrow the arteries, increase blood pressure, and result in headaches or migraines. Low blood sugar also leads to fatigue and the feeling of weakness.