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Why do I wake up feeling really hungry? Last night I didn't eat a big meal or anything and on days I eat big meals it happens too.

Why do I wake up feeling really hungry? Last night I didn't eat a big meal or anything and on days I eat big meals it happens too.

See MD for Changes: While it is normal for people to experience brief changes in appetite, a persistent increase or decrease in appetite shoud get you over to have a proper evaluation by your physician. Common causes of altered appeitite include anxiety and depression, pregnancy, thyroid problems, and more severe illnesses including infections and even tumors. Please contact your physician. ...Read more

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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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When i eat a heavy meal late in the evening, i wake up at dawn or next morning with a migraine headache. ..Why?

When i eat a heavy meal late in the evening, i wake up at dawn or next morning with a migraine headache. ..Why?

Many possibilities: There are many possible reasons (digestion, food allergy, sleep disturbance, etc.) it would be best to see your doctor and try and determine what is the cause of your problem. Then address the cause so you don't have the effects. ...Read more

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For what reasons might i be hungry an hour after eating a big meal?

For what reasons might i be hungry an hour after eating a big meal?

Appetite: Hunger is determined by the appetite center in the brain, genetics and habits. You will hve to find foods which are more filling and can sustain you longer, also you may have to rule out medical or psych causes. ...Read more

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My belly is rumbling and making noises but ive just eaten a big meal so im not hungry. What could this be? Could being led down be causing this?

My belly is rumbling and making noises but ive just eaten a big meal so im not hungry. What could this be? Could being led down be causing this?

Digestion: You can have sounds from your stomach after a meal and this is a normal part of digestion. Lying down after a meal may make it more likely that you would hear this than if you were up moving around. ...Read more

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How can I get full quicker when i eat a meal because after i eat my portion size meal i still hungry then i end up gaining weight and get bigger?

How can I get full quicker when i eat a meal because after i eat my portion size meal i still hungry then i end up gaining weight and get bigger?

That's a hard one...: Fatty foods tend to satisfy more but they are high in calories; low calorie, high fiber foods may fill you up but may not satisfy for long. You're going to have to use willpower to restrict portion size, make healthy food choices, ; avoid snacking or overeating if you're serious about weight loss. ...Read more

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I've been having REALLY bad gastric pain, and i'm perpetually hungry even when i'm eating and after a big meal. antacids don't help for long at all :(?

I've been having REALLY bad gastric pain, and i'm perpetually hungry even when i'm eating and after a big meal. antacids don't help for long at all :(?

See your physician: Symptoms are concerning for possible peptic ulcer disease. If you smoke or take NSAIDS regularly this increases the likelihood. See your physician who will do a test for H. pylori infection and start you on a PPI like Prilosec. An endoscopy will be ordered to visualize the stomach and duodenum. See > http://bit.ly/1xOZnsD > http://bit.ly/1GqpqyB > http://bit.ly/1Yh19QU ...Read more

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Why am i hungry after i eat i eat a good 3 meal day because im still in school. When i eat a few minutes later i get hungry, i eat a satisfying meal where im not hungry once my food is gone. I drink a couple of bottle of water a day. So why do I get hungr

Why am i hungry after i eat i eat a good 3 meal day because im still in school. When i eat a few minutes later i get hungry, i eat a satisfying meal where im not hungry once my food is gone. I drink a couple of bottle of water a day. So why do I get hungr

That : That is a very common complaint. Many patients are very frustrated by that same symptom. For some people, it takes longer for the message to reach the brain from the stomach that you have been fed, and that you don't need to eat anymore. This is done through a reflex that goes from the stomach to the brain through the nervous system and blood system. After you have eaten a normal amount (the size of your fist), try to find another activity to perform for 30 minutes. By that time your brain should have the message that you are in a fed state and you should not feel hungry. ...Read more

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Can you have an eating disorder involuntarily? I am so hungry but when i eat food tastes horrible in my mouth. I can't remember my last full meal.

Can you have an eating disorder involuntarily? I am so hungry but when i eat food tastes horrible in my mouth. I can't remember my last full meal.

Talk to your doc: A complex situation - abuse - no doc - physical trauma history - food distaste - need someone to look at all symptoms and do a good diagnostic about what is going on. ...Read more

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Why am i always hungry? After big meals im still hungry n eat a half hour later, i cannot eat mammals just birds n fish, is it my diet? Im scared..

Why am i always hungry? After big meals im still hungry n eat a half hour later, i cannot eat mammals just birds n fish, is it my diet? Im scared..

Try more protein: One reason people occasionally have this feeling is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day. It also may depend on what kind of food you eat. Foods high in sugar and starch are digested quickly and can make your blood sugar level drop, which makes you feel very hungry. Eat foods higher in protein and whole grains; they stay with you longer and are healthier. ...Read more

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I eat healthy, 3 meals/day + a snack (nuts or fruit), train 6/7, but since this week I'm always hungry, even wakes me up at night. What's happening?

I eat healthy, 3 meals/day + a snack (nuts or fruit), train 6/7, but since this week I'm always hungry, even wakes me up at night. What's happening?

What has changed: Look at what is different this week. Physically,has your weight hit a low and your body is needing more fuel?Are you exercising more intensely? Emotionally, consider whether you are worried or stressed by something new or upcoming, excitement as well as trouble. Is it hunger that is waking you up or anxiety? These questions may help you begin to figure it out. ...Read more

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What can I do about stomach bloating? I feel full even though I didn't eat a big meal. Prunes helped a little. What Can I take? Stomach hurts too.

What can I do about stomach bloating? I feel full even though I didn't eat a big meal. Prunes helped a little. What Can I take? Stomach hurts too.

Bloating: Begin by seeing your family doctor for a diagnosis. Then consider the use of probiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im 149 lbs. 5'11" and i always go to the bathroom 15 min after i eat anything, it doesn't matter if its a big meal or a tiny snack, is this normal?

Im 149 lbs. 5'11" and i always go to the bathroom 15 min after i eat anything, it doesn't matter if its a big meal or a tiny snack, is this normal?

U R : Like babies...They poop after each feeding. This is the gastro colic reflex and nothing wrong with it except if you need to go 7-8 times a day. Constipated people are told do drink a glass of wormed milk before going to the bath room. If interferes with quality of life, see a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking a multivitamin with Iron and I usually get a stomachache from it. But if I eat a really big meal and then take it, it doesn't bother me. Why is this the case? Thanks

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I am taking a multivitamin with Iron and I usually get a stomachache from it.  But if I eat a really big meal and then take it, it doesn't bother me.  Why is this the case?

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Ferrous gluconate is: kinder on the gut than the sulfate form. Plus, enteric coated is better for you probably. Will work better for you It's common for the ferrous sultate to be hard on many people's guts. So, choose a kinder version of iron. Depends what kind of meal too may make a difference. A big meal helps coat the tablet from irritating you.Best to not take calcium products at the same time. ...Read more