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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

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


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Is getting hungry with a cold good?

Is getting hungry with a cold good?

That is just fine.: You can eat normally when you have a cold. ...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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Why am I so hungry when I have a cold?

Why am I so hungry when I have a cold?

Hungry: When you have a cold do you have a fever?
That could make you hungry as the fever burns up calories. ...Read more

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I get really cold when I am hungry. I eat regularly and healthy. (low fat and balanced carb/protein/veg.) it is worse when I have gone to the gym.?

I get really cold when I am hungry. I eat regularly and healthy. (low fat and balanced carb/protein/veg.) it is worse when I have gone to the gym.?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Which expends more energy quicker, trying to get warm or trying to cool down? I have been cold all day and am hungry again even tho I ate an hour ago

Which expends more energy quicker, trying to get warm or trying to cool down? I have been cold all day and am hungry again even tho I ate an hour ago

Chemistry & Physics!: You warm up by either generating heat through exothermic chemical reactions or absorbing from an environment warmer than you are (thermodynamics!). You loose heat and thus cool down by getting into a cooler environment (once again, thermodynamics). ...Read more

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Boy age 5 feel cold and stomach aching feel hungry but don't want to eat.

Boy age 5 feel cold and stomach aching feel hungry but don't want to eat.

Stomach pain/5yrOld: If pain continues you need to call your doctor for your son to be examined. You must be sure it is not serious e.g. Appendicitis. ...Read more

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Glucose tests always normal. Episodes of severe dizziness, hot/cold flushing, feeling weak, feeling hungry. Having sugar relieves symptoms.

Glucose tests always normal. Episodes of severe dizziness, hot/cold flushing, feeling weak, feeling hungry. Having sugar relieves symptoms.

Nonspecific: The symptoms you describe are non specific. Most people with these symptoms have no sugar problems at all. In your age group they are most likely related to anxiety, but thyroid disease needs to be considered. The fact that it improves with eating is also non specific and does not mean your sugar was low beforehand. ...Read more

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Being feeling cold all the time. Never hungry or eat very little. Sometimes get pains in my tummy like sharp pains. Sometimes I feel sick without being sick. But other times I am sick. What could these be signs of?

Being feeling cold all the time. Never hungry or eat very little. Sometimes get pains in my tummy like sharp pains. Sometimes I feel sick without being sick. But other times I am sick. What could these be signs of?

Evaluation..: If you google your particular symptoms, you'll find they can coincide with just about anything under the sun. That can be scary! But sometimes people just have these little aches and pains and symptoms that turn out to be nothing. The only way to get it sorted out is to have a thorough history and physical exam by your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Feeling nausea, headaches, cold and hot, boobs hurt, look bigger and always hungry why?

Feeling nausea, headaches, cold and hot, boobs hurt, look bigger and always hungry why?

Hormones: See pmd. If on bc hormones certain combos will give troubles like this. Otherwise it will be ovary, adrenal, thyroid, etc problem. Do not forget pregnancy. ...Read more

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I feel hungry but when its time to eat then I can't even finish my food, I am just very thirsty, I had a cold a few days ago, what could be wrong?

I feel hungry but when its time to eat then I can't even finish my food, I am just very thirsty, I had a cold a few days ago, what could be wrong?

Stomach Flu: If your symptoms just started after your recent "cold"; then you may be experiencing irritation of your stomach by your "viral infection". Something that people call it: "stomach flu". In this case that usually may last a few days; warm liquids: soups; warm tea/ milk ; non-spicy food would be better. However, if your symptoms persists beyond a week or two, then it is better to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My hands feel really cold and I shiver when I'm really hungry, and I'm really cold in the morning when I wake up. Should I get tested for diabetes?

My hands feel really cold and I shiver when I'm really hungry, and I'm really cold in the morning when I wake up. Should I get tested for diabetes?

Not clear: Common diabetes symptoms include increased appetite and increased urination. Your symptoms seem to suggest a hypoglycemic reaction when fasting. It would be helpful to be evaluated by your primary care doctor and obtain some basic laboratory studies. ...Read more

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I have a common cold (cough and runny nose) but also loss of apetite, why am I not hungry?

I have a common cold (cough and runny nose) but also loss of apetite, why am I not hungry?

Stuffy nose: Multiple reasons for lack of appetite when you have a cold, partially because your nose is stuffy and your sense of smell and taste are dampened, but also certain inflammation mediators released by the body with the illness can suppress the appetite. ...Read more

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Horrible headache, weak. Muscle aches. Feel cold. Temp is 101.3 BP is 118/78 laying down. Took 6 excedrins yesterday. Not hungry. What shud I do?

Horrible headache, weak. Muscle aches. Feel cold. Temp is 101.3 BP is 118/78 laying down. Took 6 excedrins yesterday. Not hungry. What shud I do?

Viral Syndrome: Seems like you have viral syndrome, most likely flu during thsi season. Take plenty of fluids and fruit juice, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If no relief seek for immediate medical help. ...Read more

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Feel hungry. Shaking. Glucose at 115. Extreme fatigue. Feet are cold and sweaty. Dizzy.

Feel hungry. Shaking. Glucose at 115. Extreme fatigue. Feet are cold and sweaty. Dizzy.

Need medical eval: I would seek the help of a medical professional. Maybe an urgent care center if you can't reach your own doctor. ...Read more

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My breast nipples are very tender and darker than usual and I am currently sick of a cold and I have an increased appetite, lower an cramps. Pregnant?

My breast nipples are very tender and darker than usual and I am currently sick of a cold and I have an increased appetite, lower an cramps. Pregnant?

UPT!: Symptoms are notoriously inaccurate in diagnosing early pregnancy. Check a home urine pregnancy test to be sure (1-10 days after a late/missed period) to know for sure. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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I sometimes have constant heart palpitations, for ex when under stress, sadness, hungry or in hot/cold weather. How do these affect heart health?

I sometimes have constant heart palpitations, for ex when under stress, sadness, hungry or in hot/cold weather. How do these affect heart health?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com YOU NEED TO DETERMINE THE TYPE OF ARRHYTHMIA FIRST. ...Read more

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Feel unwell got bad throat and fluey, feel cold yet cheeks red and burning up, mild headache so is this a cold or flu as still get hungry but eat less?

Feel unwell got bad throat and fluey, feel cold yet cheeks red and burning up, mild headache so is this a cold or flu as still get hungry but eat less?

No: I believe you've heard "feed a cold, starve the flu"; but this is definitely in the "old wives tale" category. Keep hydrated, get adequate rest and EAT balanced healthy foods rich in vitamins. ...Read more

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My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...

My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...

Ear Pain: It is likely this is an ear infection. Most physicians feel that treating the pain is the primary goal. This may include antibiotics, although the major cause in viral. The follow up care is important. Have his ear examined to make sure the infection/fluid is resolving to prevent hearing loss. All the best. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with a cough and sore throat. I'm a bit fatigued but I have no other symptoms of a cold or flu. I am hungry and not stuffy.

I woke up yesterday with a cough and sore throat. I'm a bit fatigued but I have no other symptoms of a cold or flu. I am hungry and not stuffy.

Throat infection.: At the least, this may be a throat infection brewing. This could be viral (more likely) or bacterial. See how it goes over the next day or so. If your symptoms progress, you should be evaluated to see if directed treatment may be needed. ...Read more