(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":
- 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.