What is Polyphagia?

Polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large intake of solids by mouth. Disorders such as Diabetes, Kleine-Levin Syndrome (a malfunction in the hypothalamus), the genetic disorders Prader-Willi Syndrome and Bardet Biedl Syndrome can cause hyperphagia (compulsive hunger).

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I am taking losartan hctz 100/12.5 and allopurinol 300mg for gout. I am having trouble getting a full erection and it is causing problems in the...

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Erectile dysfunction

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I am perimenopausal and lately i have been experiencing extreme hunger..even after eating. my blood work shows that my thryoid is ok. what do i do?

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HBA1C level for diabetes .

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My 8 year old granddaughter's hair is falling out. She is thin/slim, always hungry, very active and has brittle hair unlike her sisters that have...

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Check her for diabetes and thyroid dysfunction

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