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What is the definition or description of: polyphagia?

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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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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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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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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What is the best treatment for.Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more