About Extreme hunger
Hunger and appetite are regulated by complex interactions among our endocrine, digestive, and neurologic systems, each of which sends chemical signals to the brain to tell it when you are hungry and full. Excessive hunger is characterized by the need for increased food intake above your usual caloric needs. It may be caused by disorders in the systems that regulate appetite and blood sugar or by circumstances such as pregnancy. Excessive hunger can also be attributed to endocrine conditions, such as Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, in which the body produces excess amounts of thyroid hormone, resulting in weight loss, hyperactivity, insomnia, or constant hunger that is unsatisfied by eating. Excessive hunger may accompany other symptoms affecting the gastrointestinal system including: Excessive hunger may accompany other symptoms affecting the gastrointestinal system including diarrhea, heartburn, nausea that is resolved with eating, nausea with or without vomiting. Other symptoms that may occur along with excessive hunger are anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, nervousness, perspiration, protruding eyes, stress, weight gain, weight loss.