Increased appetite : Medical Symptom Description

Increased appetite: Increased appetite is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Excessive hunger. For a medical symptom description of 'Increased appetite', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Excessive hunger (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Increased appetite' may be possible.
Excessive hunger (symptom): Inappropriate hunger or overeating.
Excessive hunger (symptom): Excessive eating is called "polyphagia" (or hyperphagia) and can be the symptom of numerous conditions. For a variety of mental and emotional conditions that cause excessive eating or binging, see overeating. For conditions causing the feeling that you are full when eating (or causing this sensation too early), see fullness. The list here deals primarily with medical conditions that affect the body's metabolism and cause an increase in the appetite and excessive hunger for food. See also appetite changes or appetite loss if these descriptions are more appropriate. Certain medical conditions causing hunger are extremely serious and any hunger symptoms need prompt professional medical advice for correct diagnosis and treatment.

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