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A 37-year-old member asked:

how do i know i am really hungry?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Only you know: Since hunger is a subjective symptom with no outward signs or indications, only you will know if your'e really hungry. Remember, hunger is just your body telling you you're burning up more calories than you're taking in. It's to prevent you from losing weight - a survival instinct - but it's only a symptom. No one is ever harmed or dies from hunger.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is being hungry a lot purely a psychological thing?

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Dr. Ahmad Aslami
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Yes: Obese people have underlying psychological disorder.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Idont feel hungry?

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Dr. Michael Shim
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How long: If lasting a month or more get thus checked out.
A 18-year-old member asked:

I am never hungry but I always want to eat is that weird or normal?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Most likely neither.: When one is not "hungry" but always "want(s)" to eat that sounds like some type of eating disorder. It seems you are worried about how you are dealing with wanting to eat all the time but never being hungry. It isn't weird but it isn't normal either. Talk to your doctor or a counselor to help you answer that question.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I've been really horney and hungry lately and I don't know y?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Libido (sex drive) varies at different times in our lives. Appetite can change depending on lifestyle, stress, exercise and many other factors.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Recently I don't really feel hungry and want to know why this may be ?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
There are many: reasons for your appetite to be suppressed. Are you on any medications? How long has it been happening? Does it happen more after eating certain foods? Stress and depression are also possible causes. Please discuss all of this, including the answers to the questions I asked, with your doctor, so you can get help with this.

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