Polyphagia: Excessive Hunger

What Is Polyphagia? Polyphagia, also known as hyperphagia, refers to excessive hunger. Patients suffering with polyphagia constantly feel the compulsion to eat, no matter how much they have already eaten. This can lead the patient to eat an excessive amount of food, resulting in severe medical consequences. Polyphagia is not necessarily a condition of its […]

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Pheochromocytoma: A Benign Adrenal Tumor

What Is Pheochromocytoma? Pheochromocytoma is a non-cancerous tumor that forms on the medulla of the adrenal glands. This tumor secretes excess amounts of adrenaline. The condition is very rare, with fewer than 20,000 cases per year. Causes The exact cause of many pheochromocytoma cases is unknown, but most are familial and the result of a genetic […]

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