Polyphagia is excessive and unsatiating hunger leading to overeating. The hunger would not subside even after having enough food. Conditions causing polyphagia include stress, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, unhealthy diet, premenstrual syndrome, and diabetes. Only upon the correction of these conditions, the polyphagia will subside.
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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 »
Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »