Monday, June 15, 2009

Healthy tip

Health Tip: Always Hungry?

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone has days when they eat too much. But if you always seem to be hungry, there may be a medical explanation.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these possible reasons for excessive hunger, medically called "hyperphagia" or "polyphagia":

* Anxiety
* Eating disorders, such as bulimia.
* Diabetes mellitus, including gestational diabetes.
* Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
* Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
* Thyroid conditions, such as hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease.
* Side effects of medications, including corticosteroids and certain antidepressants.