Are you overeating because you’re always hungry? Has your appetite increased, causing excessive hunger? In some cases, gluttony can be a symptom of an underlining condition, response to hormonal changes or a drug side effect.
However, if overeating isn’t caused by hyperphagia or polyphagia, then it is likely a matter for self control. Hyperphagia is an abnormally increase appetite and polyphagia is an excessive desire to eat. Matters little which term you use because both result in always feeling hungry.
Your state of focused on eating (gluttony) or eating excessively before feeling full can be a symptom of:
- Graves’ disease
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- premenstrual syndrome
- diabetes mellitus ~ type 1
- compulsive overeating disorder ~ binge eating
These mental and physical conditions causing polyphagia and hyperphagia are actually fairly common.
Certain drugs can also be a cause for your over eating:
- acitretin ~ treat severe psoriasis
- tricyclic antidepressants ~ treat depression
- some medications for treating type 2 diabetes
Your increased appetite, excessive hunger may come and go or last a long time.
Frequently, the consequence of increased appetite or excessive hunger is overweight and obesity. Overeating, polyphagia, hyperphagia, always hungry, increased appetite, excessive hunger are major influences negatively impacting healthy weight loss.