Your body relies on food for energy, so it’s normal to feel hungry if you don’t eat for a few hours. But if your stomach has a constant rumble, even after a meal, something could be going on with your health.
‘Polyphagia’ is the medical term for extreme hunger, and it can be a sign that you need to check in with your doctor.
Could It Be Diabetes?
Your body turns the sugar in food into fuel called glucose. But when you have diabetes, glucose can’t reach your cells. Your body pees it out instead and tells you to eat more.
People who have type 1 diabetes, in particular, may eat large amounts of food and still lose weight.
In addition to a spike in your appetite, other symptoms of diabetes include:
* Extreme thirst
* The need to pee more often
* Weight loss you can’t explain
* Blurry vision
* Cuts and bruises that take a long time to heal
* Tingling or pain in your hands or feet