I am 38 years old. I do not have much appetite from my childhood normally. I cannot eat normal meals like others. When I feel hunger and eat, I can able to eat only less amount of food. After that, I have a feeling of fullness and I am not able to eat more. I am underweight. My bones on my face are visible and it does not look nice. I skip meals easily. I drink less water as I do not feel thirsty. I do not eat much food most of the time. What is the problem with me?
There are certain conditions that can cause decreased appetite with weight loss and early satiety. The conditions are gastroparesis (slowing of stomach), celiac disease (gluten allergy), a functional disorder like anorexia nervosa, and genetic related factors. It is necessary to do blood tests and gastroscopy. I advise you do these tests and have a follow-up with your reports.
The Probable causes:
You can have celiac disease, gastroparesis, pernicious anemia for low appetite, and early satiety.
Investigations to be done:
You need to do a complete blood count, ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), liver function tests, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), creatinine, electrolytes, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, serum CPK (creatine phosphokinase) levels, blood sugar, lipid profile (on fasting and after 14 hours of fasting), TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), FT4 (free thyroxine), anti-TTG IgA (anti-tissue glutaminase IgA) and IgG (immunoglobulin G), and urine detailed report.
Regarding follow up:
Have a follow-up after getting results.
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