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Excessive appetite

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.

What causes it?

The most common causes of excessive appetite are obesity, depression, and diabetes. Other possible causes, such as schizophrenia, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

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) .

Common Medications

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 .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for excessive appetite include race/ethnicity = other age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.6x
1-4 years
1.0x
5-14 years
0.9x
15-29 years
1.3x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
0.7x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
2.1x
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