Problem

Polyphagia

Other Names:
Excessive eating
Undesired increase in appetite
Nature:

Polyphagia or hyperphagia is an abnormally strong sensation of hunger or desire to eat often leading to or accompanied by overeating. In contrast to an increase in appetite following exercise, polyphagia does not subside after eating and often leads to rapid intake of excessive quantities of food. Polyphagia is not a disorder by itself, rather it is a symptom indicating an underlying medical condition. It is frequently a result of abnormal blood glucose levels (both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia), and, along with polydipsia and polyuria, it is one of the "3 Ps" commonly associated with diabetes mellitus.

Broader Problems:
Appetite changes
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
31.12.2017 – 13:41 CET