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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




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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??

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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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Evidence that hypothalamic neuropeptide Y gene expression and NPY levels in the paraventricular nucleus increase before the onset of hyperphagia in experimental diabetes.
Given these results, it appears that DCCR has the potential to modify progression of the disease in younger PWS patients, limiting the accumulation of excess body fat, increasing lean body mass, delaying the worsening of hyperphagia, and reducing aggressive and destructive behaviors," said Dr.
Hyperphagia, not hypometabolism, causes early onset obesity in melanocortin-4 receptor knockout mice.
Amphetamine sensitized rats show sugar induced hyperactivity (cross-sensitization) and sugar hyperphagia.
After the autumn pig-out technically known as hyperphagia, bears typically weigh 25 to 30 percent more than their spring weight.
4,11,20) The incredible hyperphagia that leads leptin-deficient mice to eat until their size prevents them from reaching their food, also causes leptin resistant mice (fa/fa genotype) to do the same.
In atypical depression we find hyperphagia, nervousness, hypersomnia and fatigue that are related with the low secretion of CRH (Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone).
It is hopeful that abnormalities of eating became very popular lately and eating disorders have started to be categorized under one common name, however the term bulimia and not the term hyperphagia is preferred to stand opposite the term anorexia.
Fetal origins of hyperphagia, obesity and hypertension and postnatal amplification by hypercaloric nutrition.
It is characterized by evening hyperphagia, morning anorexia, initial insomnia, and awakenings throughout the night, with clear recall of being hungry and snacking.
The ZDF/Gmi-fa rat spontaneously develops obesity and diabetes and hyperphagia.