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hi, i'm a 20 year old male. the last few months i've been feeling constantly hungry. i'm 5` 9.5" and weigh about 175 lbs. i try to exercise 4-5 times a week (normally cardiovascular workouts, like running). my mother has hypothyroidism.

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not necessarily abnl: the ideal weight for near 5 10 includes 175 pounds. If there isn't a weight gain/loss, then maybe the hunger is working. Can be increased metabolism or calorie loss (would give diarrhea if malabsorption). But could just be a really active 20 yr old too.

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