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What causes sinus pain when fasting?

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what causes sinus pain when fasting?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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Most likely cause is drop in blood sugar level from fasting.

That can trigger autonomic response from the body.

The strss hormones can stimulate the nerves controlling stomach intestine even the sinuses.

The symptoms tend to subside with food or when you break fasting.

Body also adjusts to the situation slowly.

Since the symptoms are not present other times, this is not likely serious.
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