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Why might a person always feel hungry and tired?

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Feeling hungry and tired all the time could simply be due to a too-busy schedule, or it could be a sign of a more serious health condition. People who have this combination of symptoms for more than 3 weeks should see a doctor, urges Dr. Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, an internal medicine doctor.

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Excessive hunger and unusual tiredness or weakness are two signs, among others, of possible hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes, also causes hunger and fatigue, and some people don't even know they have it, says Dr. Christopher D. Saudek, founder and director of the John Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

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