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Gluttony; overeating.
[hyper- + G. phagein, to eat]


/hy·per·pha·gia/ (-fa´jah) polyphagia.hyperpha´gic


(hī′pər-fā′jē-ə, -jə)
Abnormally increased appetite for and consumption of food, thought to be associated with a lesion or injury in the hypothalamus.



Medtalk Characterized by an ↑ appetite




Mentioned in: Prader-Willi Syndrome


Gluttony; overeating.
[hyper- + G. phagein, to eat]

hyperphagia (hī´pərfā´jēə),

n a disorder marked by an abnormal appetite and excessive ingestion of food, even to the point of gastric pain and vomiting. It is associated with the malfunction of the hypothalamus and is often linked to conditions such as Kleine-Levin syndrome and central nervous disorders.


ingestion of more than the normal amount of food.

Patient discussion about hyperphagia

Q. diet over 50... I'm over 50 and I'd like to start a diet. Due to the fact that I'm at home helping my husband most of the time, I can't go for long walks and so and I'm near all kinds of food all the time...what would you recommend me to do in order to lose weight??

A. oh, I think do more sports is better that diet. That's will be more health.
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I also really enjoy the recipes that came with the px90 nutrition plan, my husband is a chef and these recipes are very tasty and fulfilling. I am getting into great shape at my own pace with the encouragement and support of my own personal trainer that I used to pay $50.00 a session and also have my own personal nutritionist to go along with it with my own personal eating plan. I also purchased the recovery formula and the orange taste is great and has plenty of nutrients to assist me to recover from the workout. I absolutely love it and will send you before and after pics when i am done.
Hope this can help you.

Q. Over-medication” for bipolar patients. Does anyone have any information on “over-medication” for bipolar patients? About any societies that is overdependence on drugs or medicines to treat bipolar disorder?

A. pharmaceutical drugs can be of great help when the disease breaks out. but in the moment that the person is again under control, you should find out the causes and cure them one after another. psychosis, schizophrenia, paranoia break out, because your emotional body can't keep all traumata anymore under control. the last body - the physical body will react out of control because too many emotions have not been assimilated in time. kineology is here of great help to analyse and eliminate one cause after another. detoxication is another thing which must be considered. healthy food - biological food, source water (still water) - each case needs individual help.

Q. How to Stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body? Can any one please tell how to stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body

A. Normally treatment of vitiligo may take a long time. So patient should be relax and hopeful to treat this skin condition.
While start any treatment one thing is very important that not be depressed and anxious because this is the factor which can increase in vitiligo.
Take care when go out in afternoon.
Maintain a well balance diet plan which you can easily find by any dermatologist.
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During the training program, the mothers reported their major concerns about their child to be the following: irreversibility of obesity; possibilities for independence and autonomy in adulthood; difficulties in controlling satiety and eatingbehavior; possible cures for the disease, especially of hyperphagia; concerns related to the production of medicines to control hyperphagia and comorbidities associated with the syndrome.
IGF-1 treatment reduces hyperphagia, obesity, and hypertension in metabolic disorders induced by fetal programming.
Still, we have to mention that the scale limitations include a lack of evaluation of atypical symptoms, such as hypersomnia or hyperphagia, as well as the excessive focus on symptoms such as insomnia and insufficient focus on more significant depression symptoms such as the suicidal ideation.
Hyperphagia is often present in patients with active disease and 13% of newly diagnosed cases have been found to be overweight.
They discuss aspects of metabolic interplay between the brain and the gut, including hormonal control of metabolism, the blood-brain barrier as a regulator, the modulation of insulin sensitivity in multiple tissues, the role of sleep in metabolism, gut bacteria, the brain-stomach connection, Prader-Willi syndrome as a model for human hyperphagia, and interactions between the gut, brain, and brown adipose tissue function; smell and taste receptors and their role in metabolism; and the role of neuropeptides, including PYY (protein tyrosine-tyrosine), nutropoids, and proghrelin-derived peptides.
Effects of Drug Withdrawal on the Neonate Drug(s) Symptoms of Withdrawal Opiods Hyperirritability Gl dysfunctions: Excessive sucking, poor feeding, regurgitation, diarrhea Tremors High-pitched cry Increased muscle tone Seizures Nasal congestion Hyperthermia Tachypnea Cocaine No significant withdrawal symptoms Benzodiazapines Few infants have withdrawal syndrome Cannabis/marijuana Jitteriness Tremors Impaired sleeping Alcohol Hyperactivity Central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) Jitteriness Irritability Hyperreflexia Hypertonia Poor suck Tremors Seizures Poor sleep patterns Hyperphagia Diaphoresis Selective Secretion Jitteriness Reuptake Inhibitors Respiratory distress (SSRIs) Sleep disturbance Table 2.
Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is considered an exceptionally rare,[1] recurrent condition characterised by hypersomnia, hyperphagia and behavioural disturbances including hypersexuality, depression, irritability and derealisation.
14) Rare mutations in the MC4R gene were earlier associated with binge eating, excessive hunger, hyperphagia and food-seeking actions.
Previous studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can correct various metabolic disorders, including hyperglycemia, being overweight, hyperphagia, hyperlipidemia, inflammation, altered sympathetic nervous system activity and insulin signal defect, which all contribute to developing insulin resistance.
In another study the prevalence of NES among all types of diabetic patients using the evening hyperphagia criterion of 25% and this study yielded a prevalence of 9.
Dopamine is required for hyperphagia in Lep(ob/ob) mice.
Several authors affirm that compensatory growth is triggered by hyperphagia in response to a period of food shortage, increasing the appetite level (Russell & Wootton 1992, Nicieza & Metcalfe 1997).