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Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Yes and no: Very high sugar levels will suppress appetite somewhat. However, as your sugar levels fall from that elevated level, your appetite may be inappropriately triggered. That is the reasoning behind the use of metformin in weight control- it moderates the blood sugar spikes and minimizes cravings caused by high glycemic foods.
Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
Diabetology 30 years experience
Not typically: Excessive hunger can actually be a symptom of diabetes out of control.

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Does having a crush cause you to lose your appetite?

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Absolutely: Yes- a "crush" can be an intense emotional experience, or feeling, that can affect all aspects of your behavior, including appetite. My advice, is try to maintain your normal daily routine as much as possible, life goes on.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What causes you to lose your appetite?

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Appetite: Many things can do this, including psychological issues as well as systemic diseases. Many conditions cause the release of chemicals called cytokines, several of which will cause loss of appetite (tnf alpha, etc).

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