What is hyperphagia?

One of the many symptoms of Prader-Willi, hyperphagia (or polyphagia) causes extreme hunger and an increase in appetite.

This is a major problem with Prader-Willi, leading to many diagnosed with PWS to deal with obesity early on in their childhood.

What is done about hyperphagia?

Early on, patients can be put on modified diets to help reduce the chances of obesity.

This strict diet involves eating very low-carb, no sugar products; patients aren’t allowed to drink sodas, fruit juices, eat breads, etc.

The carbohydrates that are desired come from healthy sources like vegetables, while some meats are great due to their high protein content.

What is hyperphagia?

One of the many symptoms of Prader-Willi, hyperphagia (or polyphagia) causes extreme hunger and an increase in appetite.

This is a major problem with Prader-Willi, leading to many diagnosed with PWS to deal with obesity early on in their childhood.

What is done about hyperphagia?

Early on, patients can be put on modified diets to help reduce the chances of obesity.

This strict diet involves eating very low-carb, no sugar products; patients aren’t allowed to drink sodas, fruit juices, eat breads, etc.

The carbohydrates that are desired come from healthy sources like vegetables, while some meats are great due to their high protein content.