Don’t Feel Full Even Though You’ve Eaten?

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Good morning,rnI have a history of ulcers, and recently I feel very hungry, maybe 1-2 hours after eating. Every time I feel hungry, I eat biscuits/fruits but don’t feel full at all. Before, my hunger was not like that, maybe 4-5 hours after eating. Is my stomach getting worse? And, what should I do?rnThank you

1 Answer:

Hi Julia,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

When you have heartburn (dyspepsia), excess gas production in your stomach generally actually makes you feel full faster, not the other way around. Easy hunger in women, one of which can occur related to hormonal changes, for example before menstruation. If your complaints appear close to your estimated menstrual schedule, then this is likely the trigger.


In addition, there are various other possibilities that cause you to feel hungry more easily, including:

The type of food consumed --- consuming foods that contain simple carbohydrates will make hunger appear faster
Psychological conditions, for example when you are anxious, depressed
Bulimia (eating disorder)
Diabetes (high blood sugar due to not being produced or the body's resistance to the hormone insulin)
Hyperthyroidism (hyperactive thyroid gland)
Side effects of taking drugs, and so on

You should be more careful in dealing with your complaints. Because, excessive appetite, if followed, can make you overweight which leads to an increased risk of metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, and so on.


Our advice, you first do the following efforts:

Eat small but regular portions every 4 to 6 hours
Eat more foods that contain complex carbohydrates and fiber, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruit
Limit foods that contain simple carbohydrates, such as porridge, rice cake, ketupat, white rice
Drink more
When you feel hungry between meals, eat fruit or vegetables
Balance the diet above with good stress management and regular exercise, such as jogging, cycling, lifting weights, and so on

However, if the complaint feels very disturbing, try to see a doctor directly so that further evaluation and treatment can be carried out.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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