Hunger is complex – how much you fuel your body; is not enough. Hunger can be biological and psychological which implies that we need food to survive or we eat out of pleasure. Your body needs food for energy; therefore, it is very normal to eat after every few hours. Appetite and hunger are controlled by the composite connection among your intestinal, endocrine, and neurologic system, they send a chemical indication to the brain which signals when you are starving or full.
Extreme hunger or polyphagia is considered as the necessity for more food intake than your regular caloric consumption. It could be a result of a disorder in the system that controls appetite. Some people take more calories when they are depressed or unhappy. But there can be some underlying diseases or condition which makes you hungry all the time such as:
- Thyroid: It produces hormones that sustain the body’s metabolic rate, so when something goes wrong in your thyroid gland, there may be a considerable change in your appetite. An overactive thyroid can cause the thyroid gland to produce excess thyroid hormones. This can also increase your hunger pang.
- Gastrointestinal disorder: Such as heartburn, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting also affects your appetite. The stomach acid starts to attack the lining of the stomach if the food is not consumed properly. This can make you crave food.
- Diabetes: It is a situation in which the body doesn’t make sufficient insulin or cells repel the insulin your body produces. The glucose can’t get into the cells, where it is required. This makes you crave for more food and you remain tired frequently.
- Hypoglycemia: Low Blood Sugar also disturbs your appetite. Therefore, it is essential to get your blood sugar level check as low BP can indicate extreme hunger.
- Insomnia: Lack of sleep affects the hormones which control hunger in the body. If the body hasn’t rested well, it can have a negative impact on your body. It disturbs the hormones in your body that regulates hunger.
- Medication: Some medicines increase your hunger pang. If you feel you are gaining weight since you started medicine, consult your doctor about it.
- Menstruation: A hormonal change can lead to an increase in appetite. The periodical cycle is linked with mood change and can make you crave carbohydrates and sugar.
- Dehydration: Sometimes a body can’t differentiate between hunger and thirst. It could be thirst that’s making noise in the stomach and not hunger. Therefore, we end up eating more. Dehydration also makes your metabolism slow, which has an adverse impact on your body’s ability to cut fat.
- Pregnancy: Feeling constantly hungry is very common during pregnancy, especially during the second trimester.
If you also feel excessive hunger, to diagnose your condition, consult a doctor or health care practitioner immediately. We at the Bansal Global Hospital have a team of specialized experts who focuses on complete and integrated health care service with a caring atmosphere.
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