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Hunger Pangs

Hunger pangs are caused due to strong contractions of the stomach when it remains empty accompanied by hunger. They appear as gnawing or rumbling on the stomach. It is managed by taking breakfast soon, keeping the body hydrated, taking more proteins, and having healthy snacking.

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I suffer from a heavy menstrual flow. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Over the last few weeks, I have had a heavy menstrual flow with heavy clots. I feel very hungry and tired during those times. It is making it very hard to lose weight as I am overweight and need to lose weight. I am 216 Ibs at 27 years with a height of 5 feet. I also want to lose because...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You need treatment if you are facing a weakness during the menstrual flow. And if you are suffering from the long heavy flow, you can have anemia. My advice is consult your specialist doctor, take to them, and take medications with their conse...  Read Full »

Why am I not loosing weight despite having an active lifestyle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with a weight of 130 lbs and a height of five feet two inches. I am struggling to lose 15 pounds. But I cannot lose weight. I feel very hungry. I am a dancer with an active job. I eat healthy foods with fats, proteins, and vegetables. I am very educated regarding...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Ramji Kackar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you do not take a Mediterranean diet or paleo diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Have 16:8 intermittent fasting. Drink plenty of water. Do relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Have a healthy gut and take probiotics occasionally. Please mention the exac...  Read Full »

Why do women tend to put on weight after an abortion?

Query: Hello doctor,What are the reasons for some girls to put on weight after they have an abortion? Also, is it common for all women?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, I would say that the women usually gain weight after abortion for many reasons: Water retention. Emotional eating. To fulfill the stress of undergoing an abortion, the body triggers off a hunger ...  Read Full »

How long does morning sickness last in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female and my weight is 133 lbs. I will be nine weeks pregnant tomorrow and my nausea, hunger, and discharge has pretty much stopped. This is my first pregnancy.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you are worried about your health at this point of pregnancy. All your symptoms are expected to some extent in the first trimester. Hunger increases with pregnancy, and it may exacerbate in the days to come. So do not worry about it. Nausea is also a ...  Read Full »

I missed my period and got a positive pregnancy test. Still, my ultrasound reports reveal nothing but I get hunger pangs and nauseous feeling. Why?

Query: Hello, I missed my periods after which I got a positive pregnancy test. I got an ultrasound but they said there is nothing. I took another pregnancy test and yet again, it was positive. It has been a few days that I have been feeling unwell. Every time I get hungry and want to eat, I feel full and b...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query, congratulations on your pregnancy. It is normal to feel unwell during the early stages of pregnancy, and symptoms such as feeling full, burping, and nausea can be common. These are caused by hormonal changes in your body and can vary in severity and...  Read Full »

I have a constant feeling of excessive hunger even after having lunch. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have constant feelings of excessive hunger. Even right after eating lunch, I immediately crave sweets. After eating any meal, I feel hungry almost instantly. I have chronic pain and have been living unhealthy for the last seven years, even eating so much of ice cream in one sitting f...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me review your reports. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

Why am I always hungry even after taking all three meals?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do I feel hungry all the time, even after taking all three meals? My stomach hurts because of the hunger contractions. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are suffering from an acute gastric indigestion problem. I suggest you the instructions to divide your meal into parts if you feel hungry, small meals can be taken at frequent intervals, take a tablet ...  Read Full »

Why do I always feel hungry?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. My weight is 194 lbs and height is 5.8 ft. I am feeling hungry always and gaining weight too fast. Is there any medicine to curb hunger? Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hunger is a complex phenomenon controlled by both brain and the stomach. The stomach when empty goes for hunger contraction and the excess gastric acid together give sensation of hunger. The medications which reduce hunger act on other centers of the brain apart from h...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling hungry immediately after eating?

Query: Hi doctor, I got COVID-19 three months back and currently, I have an awkward hunger feeling even after taking meals. I have tired eyes, headaches, and weakness. I checked my sugar level. Kindly go through my attached reports. Even today, I checked my fasting level at home and it was 110 mg/dL. But ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Good day. Thanks for your query. You do not have diabetes right now but your fasting sugar are higher than normal and we call it impaired fasting sugar which is borderline diabetes. You do not need to take any medication but you need to have some lifestyle modifications. ...  Read Full »

Why am I always hungry and thirsty?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and my weight is 160. For the past month, I have been experiencing weight loss, increased hunger, increased thirst, and frequently need to go to the bathroom to pee out large amounts. My skin has become dry. I have also lost...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to All of these symptoms, along with weight loss and dry skin point to diabetes. Polyphagia refers to excessive hunger or increased appetite. Polydipsia refers to increased thirst. Polyuria refers to increased urination. I suggest you screen yourself for bloo...  Read Full »

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