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Overeating: Introduction

Overeating may be caused by changed in appetite (see excessive hunger) or in some cases it may arise without an increase in appetite....more »

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Causes of Overeating:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Overeating. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Overeating:

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Overeating: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Overeating, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Overeating Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Overeating

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Overeating may include:

Stories from Users for Overeating

Real-life user stories relating to Overeating:

Message Boards for Overeating

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Overeating or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Overeating:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Overeating. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Measure body mass index (BMI) - i.e. weight in kg/(height in meters) squared.
    • Calculate Waist-Hip ratio. Obese people with a high waist-hip ratio (over 1.0 in men and over 0.9 in women) have a significantly greater risk of diabetes mellitus, stroke, heart attacks and early death than equally obese people with lower waist-hip ratio
    • Determine the distribution of body fat. If the obesity is predominantly abdominal, especially with a moon-shaped face, must consider Cushing's syndrome. Type 2 diabetes is also associated with abdominal obesity
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Overeating:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Overeating as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Overeating: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Overeating may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Overeating

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Overeating:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Overeating. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Overeating: Deaths

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Definitions of Overeating:

Ingestion of a greater than optimal quantity of food.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Ingestion of a greater than optimal quantity of food.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Overeating:

The list of organs typically affected by Overeating may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Overeating

The list below shows some of the causes of Overeating mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Overeating?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Overeating. Of the 44 causes of Overeating that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 37 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Overeating:

The following list of conditions have 'Overeating' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Overeating Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Overeating based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Overeating?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Overeating, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Overeating:

    Polyphagia, Hyperalimentation
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Overeating:

    Subtypes of Overeating:

    Binge eating (11 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Overeating:

    Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Overeating:

    Excessive hunger (70 causes), Appetite changes (1189 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Weight gain (360 causes), Undereating (104 causes), Weight loss (2248 causes), Thinness (528 causes), Cravings (32 causes), Binging, Bulimia nervosa (3 causes), Eating disorder, Obesity (236 causes), Body mass index, Depression (629 causes), Coronary heart disease (106 causes), vomiting (2819 causes), hypertension (398 causes), diabetes mellitus (66 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Overeating

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