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Dr. John Leander Po
1,117 Doctors shared insights

Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I'm on antibiotics and I'm very hungry, a lot more than usual. Why am I so hungry?

I'm on antibiotics and I'm very hungry, a lot more than usual. Why am I so hungry?

Metabolic demands: It may be that your body is looking for extra energy and nutrients to fight whatever ailment those antibiotics have been prescribed for. I don't believe it's the antibiotic itself -that would be unusual. The body 'knows' how to heal and is probably telling your appetite sensors in the brain to eat more-since to fuel your immune system you need energy/nutrients. It's important to listen to yourself ...Read more

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I feel very hungry when I take antibiotics. Sometimes I have to take it I breaks out very badly. What do I do?

I feel very hungry when I take antibiotics. Sometimes I have to take it I breaks out very badly. What do I do?

Call doctor: If you are "breaking out" you may be having an allergic reaction to your antibiotic, which can be quite dangerous. Change to a different antibiotic may be indicted. Call your prescribing physician or dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make u thirsty and hungry?

Can antibiotics make u thirsty and hungry?

Please be more: Specific. If we know the name of the antibiotic - we can check it's specific side effect profile. ...Read more

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How long antibiotics weakness lasts. I feel hungry a lot still I feel weak after typhoid past 10 days.

How long antibiotics weakness lasts. I feel hungry a lot still I feel weak after typhoid past 10 days.

Probably not the...: ...Antibiotics but the recovery process from "typhoid" that has you feeling lethargic. Give the healing process a little more time, liberalize your diet as tolerated, get plenty of sleep, avoid excessive use of analgesics or alcohol ; expect to feel fine soon. If symptoms persist however, don't delay in getting rechecked by your doctor to rule out another issue or relapse. ...Read more

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I've been sick with flu doctor gave me antibiotics amoxacillian took 5 days seems like I'm very hungry, does that make u hungry?

I've been sick with flu doctor gave me antibiotics amoxacillian took 5 days seems like I'm very hungry, does that make u hungry?

Amoxicillin has been: Reported to have side effects of decreased appetite and weight loss. One explanation- the condition you were being treated for has improved with subsequent improvement in appetite. ...Read more

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Is it cdiff or anxiety? Took antibiotics for 15days. Now 2mths later I have bloating, sometimes I don't get hungry & have nausea, dizziness/imbalance.

Is it cdiff or anxiety? Took antibiotics for 15days. Now 2mths later I have bloating, sometimes I don't get hungry & have nausea, dizziness/imbalance.

Intestinal dysbiosis: You probably have an imbalance of your intestinal bacteria. You should take a good probiotic, such as pb8 and if that does not help, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have hunger pains even when I am not hungry. I am on antibiotics right now. I am diabetic taking 4 medications and a heart patient on aspirin plav?

I have hunger pains even when I am not hungry. I am on antibiotics right now. I am diabetic taking 4 medications and a heart patient on aspirin plav?

MayBeDueToAntibiotic: It may be due to Antibiotics, or due to the reason you are on Antibiotics. You are also a Diabetic and make sure your blood sugar is under control. If you start vomiting, excessive thirst, fatigue, loss of appetite, pain in abdomen, rapid breathing or shortness of breath.Then you need to be checked right away as these suggest Diabetic KetoAcidosis.You did not say why you are taking Antibiotics. Good Luck ...Read more

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How can I become less hungry?

How can I become less hungry?

Secrets: Eat less sugar and more proteins. Eat 200 calories six times per day. No big meals. Grazing with high protein diet. ...Read more

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I am constantly hungry what is wrong with me?

I am constantly hungry what is wrong with me?

Many Possibilities: First possibility is you are not eating what your body needs. Eat frequent, healthy, tasty small meals. Drink 80-100ozwater/day (squeeze citrus for flavor). Every3hr/day, eat palm-sized portion of lowfat protein+complexcarb (1/2cbrnrice, 1pcbrnbred, 4crackrs). Ensure you have 3tbs butter or veg oil/day and 4fruit+5veggies/day. Try this for 2 weeks, if not effective, see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Any suggestions of how to not get hungry often?

Hunger: The best is to have numerous small nutritious meals possibly every 4 hours. This should help. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel hungry?

Why do I always feel hungry?

Need more: Information. Activity level, any weight changes. If weightloss you doctor may consider thyroid check ...Read more

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How do I know I am really hungry?

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. ...Read more

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How can you hungry when you pregent?

Unclear question: I am not sure what your question is. ...Read more

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Why might I feel hungry all the time?

Why might I feel hungry all the time?

Insulin resistance: When you eat processed foods made from white flour, your body release lots of Insulin which causes fat storage and hunger. Eat protein and vegetables. Only eat whole grains. See your doctor. You may have prediabetes. ...Read more

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Why am I so tired and hungry and cold?

Why am I so tired and hungry and cold?

If this is a chronic: Condition then please see your doctor. There are various possible reasons to include thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat but always feeling hungry?

Is it okay to eat but always feeling hungry?

Well -: Are you getting enough food each day? Are you hydrating well enough? Consider multiple small meals through out the day. See if drinking a glass of water helps to satisfy what feels like hunger. ...Read more

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Is being hungry a lot purely a psychological thing?

Rule out: One would always want to rule out physiological causes before assuming something is "purely a psychological thing." ...Read more

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Would constantly being hungry be a sign of diabetes?

Would constantly being hungry be a sign of diabetes?

Possibly: Possibly. Other signs are excessive thirst, excessive urination, etc. If you've been having any of these, I would recommend talking to your doctor. Simple tests can be done to see if your blood sugar is consistently elevated to the point of being diabetic. ...Read more

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How to keep from getting so hungry while I'm fasting?

How to keep from getting so hungry while I'm fasting?

Water and lo-cal foo: Hunger is your body's way of telling you that you are eating less than you're taking in -- or losing weight. You can't lose weight without hunger, but you can lessen it by drinking water or eating lo cal foods such as vegetables. Why are you fasting? Is it religious? If not, a good program of caloric reduction and exercise is a lot better and safer. Do something you can continue the rest of life. ...Read more

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If I don't feel hungry is that a problem and if so why?

If I don't feel hungry is that a problem and if so why?

Great: Most people eat too much and get fat, before they know it.

Be glad that you do not have to deal with weight issues and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for weight loss surgery. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Sir I think I don't know what happens with me coz everyday am hungry?

Sir I think I don't know what happens with me coz everyday am hungry?

Hungry: The question are you gaining weight or losing weight or have stable weight. If weight is stable or losing weight checking you out hyper metabolic conditions like hyperthyroidism or chronic inflammataory problems. If gaining weight conditions like early type 2 DM with hyper insulin and frequent hypoglycemia or Insulinomas. Depression could also lead to frequent subconscious need to eat. See a docto ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis and I haven't gotten hungry in months how is that possible?

I have gastroparesis and I haven't gotten hungry in months how is that possible?

Stomach always full: "gastroparesis" means your stomach empties slowly, regardless of cause. Many gastroparetic patients experience a sense of progressive fullness throughout the day. As such, without adequate stomach emptying, you may not experience much hunger. Diet modification may help--drink liquids along with eating small, frequent, low fat meals to improve stomach evacuation between feedings. ...Read more

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Why am I always hungry?

Why am I always hungry?

See doctor: Increased hunger can have many causes including psychological. See your pcp without delay for proper diagnosis to rule out medical reasons for increased hunger/appetite. Meantime, write down all meds you take including OTC/herbal supplements, alcohol/drug/tobacco use and current life stresses. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more