Why am I always hungry
Being always hungry even after you eat, known as “polyphagia” or “hyperphagia”, can be a symptom of many different health issues or impacts your lifestyle may have on you. Some of the most common include:
1. Excessive stress, depression or boredom causing chemical levels in the brain to stimulate your appetite and cause you to consume more food than usual.
2. Quitting some addictive habits such as drinking or smoking can cause your body to crave an alternative item to fill the void, often times leading to additional food consumption.
3. Many experts feel that modern media, both in print or video form, bombards us with tempting food all throughout our day and causes us to develop additional psychological cravings that cause us to eat more than we normally would.
4. Diabetes, manic-depressive (bipolar) disorder, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), tapeworms and Grave’s disease are all common medial issues related to excessive eating that you have no control over. If you have one of these or think you may have one you should contact a medical professional immediately for diagnosis and treatment.
5. A high diet of low-calorie foods (such as sugars, sweets and fats) with little nutritional value also causes your body to develop cravings for more food. This is due to the fact that you are depriving
your body of many of the vitamins and minerals it needs to function and as such it develops greater cravings even if you eat more snacks.
6. Other conditions such as pregnancy can naturally cause your food intake to increase as your body requires more nutrients to aid in the development of your child, thus causing significant increases in hunger over what you may be used to otherwise.
7. Additional cardiovascular exercise (such as running, swimming or playing sports) can further stimulate your appetite by causing your body to require additional carbohydrates and other nutrients in order to maintain a higher level of functionality. This is especially true after extensive exercise.
If you do not feel any of these are a possible cause, however, you may wish to seek a medical professional for help as excessive hunger may be a sign of some other serious medical issue that
you need to have addressed as soon as possible.