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I ate an hour ago and had candy after meal. I felt heart pounding

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I ate an hour ago and had candy after meal. I felt heart pounding now, and just took blood sugar and it's 147. Is that bad?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
andies or simple sugar can cause rush and heart pounding.
Blood pressure also can go up temporarily.
However systolic blood pressure of 147 is not bad --in fact can still be considered normal at the upper range.
Please try to relax and the blood pressure will gradually come down to baseline.
If you do develop chest pain or pounding worsens over next half an hour, then you should go to the ER.
Otherwise, do not worry.
Best wishes,
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr. Basu, You answered a different question than I asked. I asked about blood SUGAR of 147 - please re-read my Q, and you will see that. Could you answer THAT question please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just for the record, I asked the first, actual question over an hour ago, and my credit card was billed, and I still have not received an answer to THAT question - to the one I asked. I feel it is fair that you get to my answer asap, since I was in fact ahead of others you may be dealing with now.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
I apologize for delayed reply.
Blood sugar of 147 is not that high ---after meals the blood sugar can spike up to 200 for first hour.
This is considered prediabetic level since this is above 140 but below 200.
This level is not considered critical.
Drinking water will help to lower the blood sugar.
This is for future reference also.
Best wishes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for explaining.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Best wishes
Again my sincere apology --I was off to bed by that time ( Eastern time zone :)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No problem. I think it may have been 1.5 hours after eating Anyway, my heart pumped and I felt lousy, so I plan to cut out the sugar and eat better.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Yes nothing serious.
With dietary changes you will see significant improvement in blood sugar numbers.
Best wishes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks again
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
very welcome