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Polyphagia (Definition)

In medicine, polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large intake of solids by mouth. Disorders such as diabetes, kleine-levin syndrome (a malfunction in the hypothalamus), the genetic disorders prader-willi syndrome and bardet biedl syndrome can ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: polyphagia?

See below: In medicine, polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large intake of solids by mouth. Disorders such as diabetes, kleine-levin syndrome (a malfunction in the hypothalamus), the genetic disorders prader-willi syndrome and bardet biedl syndrome can cause hyperphagia (compulsive hunger). ...Read more

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Are diabetics more likely to experience excessive eating and polyphagia?

Are diabetics more likely to experience excessive eating and polyphagia?

Yes, if...diabetes: Poorly controlled. Think of it like this: though sugar high in blood, its not getting into cells; cells can communicate to brain that they are 'starving' -brain increases your hunger, and you eat more. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with polyphagia?

It Depends: Polyphagia essentially means excessive eating because of increased appetite. There are usually 2 main reasons a pediatric endocrinologist is asked to see a patient with polyphagia: 1) when the excessive caloric intake causes excessive weight gain, or, 2) when a patient loses weight despite the increase in caloric intake. ...Read more

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Discharge, sores: The most common symptoms are abnormal discharge from the penis in men or the vagina in women; painful or uncomfortable urination; and genital sores of various kinds. But there are many other symptoms as well, and you cannot rely on symptoms to know whether or not you might hve an STD. If you have been at risk (multiple partners, partner with other partners) see a doctor for exam and testing. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of mumps?

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What are the most common symptoms of ileus?

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What are the most common symptoms of stress?

Fatigue headache: Depending on the individual, stress can bring about many symptoms, called "somatoform" because they are physical symptoms directly related to the stress. Chest pain, headache, stomachache, diarrhea, frequent urination, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, numbness, rapid heart rate, indigestion, even dizziness and fainting. The body uses somatoform to protect itself from perceived stress. ...Read more

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