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hunger

 [hung´ger]
a craving, as for food.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hun·ger

(hŭn'gĕr),
1. A desire or need for food.
2. Any appetite, strong desire, or craving.
[A.S.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hun·ger

(hŭng'gĕr)
1. A desire or need for food.
2. Any appetite, strong desire, or craving.
[M.E., fr. O.E. hungor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hunger

[AS. hungur]
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HORMONES AFFECTING HUNGER
1. A sensation resulting from lack of food, characterized by a dull or acute pain referred to the epigastrium or lower part of chest. It is usually accompanied by weakness and an overwhelming desire to eat. Hunger pains coincide with powerful contractions of the stomach. Hunger is distinguished from appetite in that hunger is the physical drive to eat, while appetite is the psychological drive to eat. Hunger is affected by the physiological interaction of hormones and hormone-like factors, while appetite is affected by habits, culture, taste, and many other factors. See: illustration
2. To have a strong desire.

air hunger

Dyspnea; breathlessness.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

hunger

The symptoms of abdominal discomfort, pain, contractions of the stomach and craving for food induced by a drop in the level of sugar in the blood passing through the HYPOTHALAMUS of the brain.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hun·ger

(hŭng'gĕr)
1. A desire or need for food.
2. Any appetite, strong desire, or craving.
[M.E., fr. O.E. hungor]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about hunger

Q. Im hungry all the time, even when my stomach is full.what causes this or what is solutions.

A. there are several possible causes for constant hunger. here is a symptom checker that i typed "always hungry" in, and it's suggestion. check if something looks reasonable to you:
http://www.healthline.com/symptomsearch?addterm=Always%20Hungry

Q. Why do I feel to eat sweet when I am not much hungry and I feel that it soothes my mind when I eat sweets….?

A. craving sweets can be a symptom to PMS...but it seems that it would be impossible for you :)
it can also be a symptom for "seasonal depression". sort of a mood swing during fall or winters. it's very common and has an ironic initials- SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder :)
here are other symptoms of SAD:
http://www.healthline.com/adamcontent/seasonal-affective-disorder

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