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What if you actually feel full too quickly/often?

Merriam-Webster defines satiety as: ?the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity?. Most often when I think about satiety, my question involves whether or not I feel full after eating a meal. Now, while I am often out of touch with my own satiety cues, I do have a friend who asked me about recently feeling full sooner than usual, even after eating a smaller meal. Now, this friend of mine is fairly thin so it?s not that she is on a diet?quite the contrary. With her, the concern is that she is not eating enough and thus lacking in nutrition. So I thought I would do some research and see what some potential underlying causes might be (keeping in mind that I am not a medical doctor). In researching, I discovered that there could be a host of reasons why this might be?some of which might be more life threatening than others. The range of reasons include heartburn, to stomach/abdominal tumors, to ulcers, to nervous system problems. Two suggested tactics for increasing food/caloric intake include a liquid diet or reducing meals to smaller portions while increasing how often one eats. Following up with a medical professional if this feeling lasts for a long period of time (?days to weeks?, according to one site) is important but in the meantime, individuals are advised to keep a diet log about what/how much was eaten as a means for a physician to ascertain the seriousness of the situation. Now, while part of me wishes I had such a problem, in researching and learning that there could be more serious problems at stake I?m a bit more wary about what I wish for? -June



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