Overeating may be caused by changed in appetite (see excessive hunger)
or in some cases it may arise without an increase in appetite. ... more about Overeating.
Hyperphagia: A term used to describe excessive eating. It is often caused by damage to the part of the brain called the hypothalmos.
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causes, and treatments of Hyperphagia is available below.
Symptoms of Hyperphagia
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hyperphagia?
Hyperphagia: Related Patient Stories
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Alternative Treatments for Hyperphagia
Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Hyperphagia may include:
- Skip snacking between meals
- Licorice candy
- Chamomile tea
- Comfrey tea
- more treatments »
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Causes of Hyperphagia
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Hyperphagia: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Hyperphagia
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI),...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis...read more »
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Hyperphagia: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hyperphagia: Rare Types
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Research about Hyperphagia
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Clinical Trials for Hyperphagia
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Hyperphagia include:
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Hyperphagia: Broader Related Topics
Types of Hyperphagia
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Definitions of Hyperphagia:
Ingestion of a greater than optimal quantity of food.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
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