Anorexia

Anorexia is a common symptom present in various medical conditions ranging from less severe fever or common cold to deadly cancer. Hence the cause for anorexia must be identified and corrected. Failure of the same leads to nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, weight loss, anemia, energy loss, etc. Decreased appetite is known as anorexia. It can also be due to stress and other psychological disorders like depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, anorexia nervosa, etc. Central nervous system stimulants like Amphetamine, Nicotine, Cocaine, etc., and narcotics like Morphine, Heroin, etc., also cause anorexia.

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I am taking a lesser amount of food as I feel obese. Am I anorexic?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a loss of appetite and a feeling of nausea after eating for a while now. I also see myself as fat although I have been told I am not. I used to lower the amount of food I ate so that I would not put on weight. I only ate dinner as a way of getting thinner. Does this make me a...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from anorexia nervosa as you have been eating less so as not to gain weight, in spite of being told that you are not fat. It is a type of a psychiatric disorder. So, I suggest you consult a psychiatrist regarding this. For your complaints of n...  Read Full »

I am having loose motions, vomiting, and feeling very weak. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, For the past six days, I am not feeling to eat food, but I am hungry. I am eating only one meal. From yesterday, I have had loose motions and vomiting. I am feeling very weak. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per the information you shared, you must be suffering from acute gastroenteritis. This is the infection of the gut. It is due to this you do not feel like eating. I saw the photograph attached (attachmen...  Read Full »

What is the significance of an elevated CA-19 tumor marker?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding the significance of an elevated CA-19 tumor marker. I recently had one and that came back as 43 (per laboratory should have been under 34). I do not have cancer and I am wondering what else could cause this elevation? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CA 19-9 (cancer antigen) is a tumor marker, but it can be elevated in healthy individual. It can be elevated in benign conditions like pancreatitis, cirrhosis, thyroid disease and inflammatory bowel disease. It can be elevated in various gastrointe...  Read Full »

Why did I not get my periods for two months since I started dieting?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last several months, I have been dieting to lose weight that I gained last summer. Though my weight has fluctuated over the months, I have lost approximately 10 lbs. I am also an athlete, and thus I exercise daily. After the first two months of dieting, I noticed that I did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are very underweight, and that is why your menstrual cycles are not coming usually. My advice would be to stop dieting. Follow a regular healthy diet and exercise in moderation. You are nearly anorexic, and that will wreak havoc with your bones and hormones. Just hav...  Read Full »

How to solve my premature ejaculation and prolonged refractory period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old and suffer from premature ejaculation (20 seconds or so). I think it started with my masturbation when I was 14 or 15 years old. Even though I took longer to masturbate, I forced myself to cum sooner. I released this only when I had my first sexual experience at 21, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Chhel Narayan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you have lost stamina and have gone into sexual anorexia condition. Are you doing proper kegel exercise, and taking any medication? Follow up for medical treatment.  Read Full »

Why do I regurgitate after each meal with taste of the same food I ate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teen and I believe I have rumination syndrome as 5-10 minutes after every meal, I regurgitate the food I eat but it is not digested and tastes like the food I recently ate. I often chew the food again and swallow, but it is quite annoying and it happens for about 20 minutes bef...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be upset about your condition lasting so long. You well described the symptoms and timings which are very important in your case. The symptoms you mention can present for many years harmlessly and at the time this accompanies other eating di...  Read Full »

My doctor says that I have eating disorder but no anorexia. Please explain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female, 129.14 lbs. Over a year ago, I was diagnosed with anorexia (eating disorder) by my initial counselor and I have been under-recovery for the same for over a year. During the course of my recovery, I had to change my therapist. The new therapist, recently, during...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anorexia is a type of eating disorder where the weight is 85 % or below the normal range. In addition to eating disorder symptoms like restricted food intake, self-induced vomiting, menstrual disturbances, etc., the body weight has to be 15% below normal to diag...  Read Full »

I am struggling hard with bulimia and binge eating. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 17 year old female struggling hard with bulimia and binge eating. My mom is anorexic, and so is my grandmother. I suffered from low weight until I started binging which has been going on for almost a year. I purge sometimes, and I am terrified of how much weight I continue to put on...  Read Full »


Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your height, your weight is average. In bulimia, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is helpful. If Prozac (Fluoxetine) is not working, then you have to increase the dose of Prozac or shift to another medicine. It is a learning process so that you have to c...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for anorexia and loss of appetite?

Query: Hello doctor, My elder brother is recently suffering from anorexia and loss of appetite. His blood sugar level is normal and BP is normal too. Grade 1 fatty changes in liver, renal calculi 3.1 mm in size in right calyx, 216 mg of cholesterol and serum TG is high. What will be the remedy for this?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fatty liver associated with high cholesterol in case of your brother. Can you tell me how much triglycerides level is increased? Lifestyle modification is needed for fatty change. Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic acid) tablet can be prescribed. Take low fatty foods, fruits ju...  Read Full »

Can I use Metformin for diabetes prevention and weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I read over the internet that tablet Metformin helps decrease the weight and prevents the onset of diabetes. Both my parents are diabetics and I weigh 70 kg. Hence, I want to use Metformin for diabetes prevention and weight loss. Yesterday, I took 500 mg and I do not feel any problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do not take the tablet if you are not clinically diagnosed as diabetic as it could lead to serious problems. I would strongly advise you to not to take it anymore. To prevent diabetes, one has to change the lifestyle like diet, and have to do exercise or ...  Read Full »

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