Also known as Voracious Appetite
Excessive appetite is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of excessive appetite are obesity, depression, and diabetes. Other possible causes, such as schizophrenia, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with excessive appetite, 50% report having weight gain, 50% report having depression, and 44% report having anxiety and nervousness.
Patients with excessive appetite often receive psychotherapy, glucose measurement, mental health counseling, lipid panel, hemoglobin a1c measurement, other or upper gi therapeutic procedures, examination of foot and arterial blood gases (abgs) .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with excessive appetite include phentermine, buspirone (buspar), triiodothyronine (cytomel), simethicone (degas), diethylpropion (tenuate), naltrexone, calcium polycarbophil (fibercon), trihexyphenidyl (artane), diclofenac / misoprostol, desmopressin, lactobacillus acidophilus (dofus), guanfacine (intuniv) and desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol .
|Calcium Polycarbophil (Fibercon)||$10|
|Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Dofus)|
Groups of people at highest risk for excessive appetite include race/ethnicity = other age < 1 years.