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Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more


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Why do I always feel hungry and with heartburn in the morning? I barely drink anything acidic. Even after eating I feel hungry.

Why do I always feel hungry and with heartburn in the morning? I barely drink anything acidic. Even after eating I feel hungry.

If not pregnant...: ...distinguish inflammatory (ulcer, small bowel disease, gallbladder/ biliary problem, pancreatitis, uti), structural (partial obstruction, extrinsic impression against the gut (adhesions, superior mesenteric artery syndrome), functional (gastroparesis, irritable bowel), GERD, anxiety, much more. A thorough exam and some directed imaging studies & labs should provide your answer. ...Read more

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So I had a bite of apple and it made me wany to vomit dnt have any heartburn and feel hungry could this be from gallblader I have surgery in a week?

So I had a bite of apple and it made me wany to vomit dnt have any heartburn and feel hungry could this be from gallblader I have surgery in a week?

Maybe: If you have been having gallbladder attacks more frequently, sometimes even healthy foods can cause symptoms like nausea or abdominal pain. If it's been difficult for you to eat, the hunger pains may mean you're hungry! Ask your doctor if they can prescribe anti-nausea medication before surgery ...Read more

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I feel sick and have heart burn but at the same time I feel hungry but when I eat I feel worse. It started monday around 4pm.?

I feel sick and have heart burn but at the same time I feel hungry but when I eat I feel worse. It started monday around 4pm.?

Get checked: You need an examination and complete interview by a physician to begin to differentiate potential causes. Depending on your age, endoscopy may be recommended to view upper GI tract. Lab tests and abdominal ultrasound may also be warranted. Act quickly, call your physician today. ...Read more

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When I get hungry I feel the hunger sensation in my upper abdomen and it grumbles there too when I'm hungry what is it I don't think it's heartburn?

When I get hungry I feel the hunger sensation in my upper abdomen and it grumbles there too when I'm hungry what is it I don't think it's heartburn?

Stomach: That is your stomach releasing gastric juices and churning in anticipation of being fed. The sensation is called hunger pains. ...Read more

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I always feel hungry every two hours. I was 45 kg but now I'm 52. I'm confused how to control my weight. Please help me.

I always feel hungry every two hours. I was 45 kg but now I'm 52. I'm confused how to control my weight. Please help me.

Too thin??: It is not totally abnormal for someone to be hungry every couple of hours. It usually occurs in young people and ones with high metabolisms (athletes). However, it could be a sign of medical condition such thyroid disease or diabetes. Ideal body weight for your height would be 110 to 130 lbs depending on your age or gender. Your primary care doctor can easily help you with this issue. ...Read more

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About 2 hours after I'm eaten dinner I sometimes get shaky in the hands and feel hungry but when I snack I get sick what could be the cause of this?

About 2 hours after I'm eaten dinner I sometimes get shaky in the hands and feel hungry but when I snack I get sick what could be the cause of this?

Postprandial: This sounds like the familiar "postprandial syndrome." it's fairly common; you may try limiting your caffeine and carbohydrate intake, and at your next physician office visit discuss this. A bit of a simple carbohydrate can help relieve the symptoms; I had this especially when I was in med school and managed it with raisins. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel hungry often and when I eat I feel nauseated after half an hour or so. Get a lot of burps as well.

I feel hungry often and when I eat I feel nauseated after half an hour or so. Get a lot of burps as well.

I would not want to: Guess off of minimal information. The best thing to do is to have this medically assessed to insure that your diagnosis is accurate and that your treatment plan is sound. Take care. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left breast after I ate some sugary food. I layed down and it was an awful pain that only lasted a few seconds. Now I feel hungry.

Sharp pain under left breast after I ate some sugary food. I layed down and it was an awful pain that only lasted a few seconds. Now I feel hungry.

Sharp pain post eats: May be reflux with or without H Pylori, that worsens when you lie flat. Would elevate head of bed, consider OTC prevecid and or ranitidine, Could also be food intolerance, gallbladder. F/u w/ doc urgent care h pylori needs antibiotics ...Read more

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My stomach feels so bloated all the time I get pains on an off all day, I have a lot of gas and constantly feel hungry even after I eat.

My stomach feels so bloated all the time I get pains on an off all day, I have a lot of gas and constantly feel hungry even after I eat.

Bloating: Sounds awful. Best approach is to visit a GI specialist and tell him your problems since so many things can cause this that only a direct exam can help. ...Read more

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I sweat constantly during last 2 weeks of cycle feel hungry a lot and insomnia and get the shakes when hungry?

I sweat constantly during last 2 weeks of cycle feel hungry a lot and insomnia and get the shakes when hungry?

Lab work?: You might consider a good full physical exam and blood work including tests for hypoglycemia. Several of my patients described similar symptoms and discovered that - mild through fairly severe - was a cause. So talk w/ your provider. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Feel hungry and nauseated at same time. Feel exhausted and generally weak. No real interest in food. Type two diabetic uncontrolled. A 1C is 9.1.

Feel hungry and nauseated at same time. Feel exhausted and generally weak. No real interest in food. Type two diabetic uncontrolled. A 1C is 9.1.

A1c 9.1: Way too high!
Check your blood sugar before breakfast.
Document all the food and drink you ate from breakfast to lunch.
Check your blood sugar again before lunch.
If those two numbers are close to each other your food intake is OK but you will need higher doses of insulin or other diabetes meds.
Next time check blood sugar before lunch and again before supper/dinner.
You will soon learn! ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

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Increased Appetite (Definition)

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