Health Tip: Always Hungry?

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone has days when they eat too much. But if you always seem to be hungry, there may be a medical explanation.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these possible reasons for excessive hunger, medically called "hyperphagia" or "polyphagia":

  • Anxiety.
  • Eating disorders, such as bulimia.
  • Diabetes mellitus, including gestational diabetes.
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Thyroid conditions, such as hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease.
  • Side effects of medications, including corticosteroids and certain antidepressants.

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