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Do doctors see a lot of patients with polyphagia?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not Ob/Gyn's

Polyphagia is the condition of having weight loss inspite fo increased appetite and increased oral intake of solid foods.
As an ob/gyn I have never seen anyone with this condition. Family doctors, internal medicine doctors, gastroenterologists, and general practice doctors may be more likely to see this condition.

In brief: Not Ob/Gyn's

Polyphagia is the condition of having weight loss inspite fo increased appetite and increased oral intake of solid foods.
As an ob/gyn I have never seen anyone with this condition. Family doctors, internal medicine doctors, gastroenterologists, and general practice doctors may be more likely to see this condition.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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