Loss Of Appetite

The reduced desire to eat anything is called loss of appetite or poor appetite or anorexia. Various causes, such as pneumonia, meningitis, pneumonia, depression, grief, dementia, heart failure, or cancer, can result in loss of appetite. If left untreated, it can result in severe malnutrition and weight loss.

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Please advise medications for decreased appetite and increased calprotectin in IBS.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 22 years old. One and a half years back, he had IBS and piles with loss of weight. CT showed enlarged lymph nodes in the intestine. Neddle biopsy of the same was found to be reactive. However, last year, weight is not improved but reduced (62 to 57 kg). Appetite fluctuates w...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your son's medical history and would like to advise the following. If the diagnosis is already made of IBS and nothing else, then we need to see this as a case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Weight loss in spite of eating well could be of some conce...  Read Full »

How to enhance my dad's appetite?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 76 years old. He had an accident and got a blood clot on his right auditory nerve. The doctor said that he will be fine in some three months. But, he has become worse. He lost his appetite and not eating anything. He vomits every day. He is unable to recognize anyone. He is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. The issues that you are describing are mainly because of lack of proper rehabilitation measures. Need to give music in his ear through headphones for at least 4 hours a day. It should not be very loud, just medium is fine. He has to be mobilize...  Read Full »

Why do I feel full after eating very less since childhood?

Query: Hi. Age is 38 years. 1. I don't feel appetite from my childhood normally I can not eat normal meal like others. 2. When I feel hunger and eating after the very less food the feeling of fullness come and I cannot eat more. I am under weight and bones on my face r visible which doesn't look nice. (Ea...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well I do not think, that I may be able to tell you the underlying cause for it, but here are some thoughts which I want to determine. There are certain conditions which can cause decreased appetite and weight loss plus early satiety. These condition are gast...  Read Full »

Can kidney stone and EDS cause loss of appetite, nausea and other GI symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl. I am experiencing some strange GI symptoms. I am chronically ill and I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome, Ehler,s Danlos syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome. About two months ago, I was in the ER with severe ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that it must be terrible for you to have these problems with their consequences. I might give you some suggestions based on my knowledge about the conditions you mention. EDS (Ehler's Danlose syndrome) is a problem with skeletal muscles that can acc...  Read Full »

How to help my diabetic father get his appetite back?

Query: hello my father who is 62yrs old has diabetes type 2.. Recently, he started not feeling well. He has stopped eating, basically doesn't want to eat or drink anything. He's been like this refusing food for about 4 days now. His blood sugar is anywhere around 250-380 even though he isn't eating anythin...  Read Full »


Dr. Rinku Biswas

Pharmacologist, Family Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, The mentioned sugar levels are too high. The medication dosage is not mentioned. Only Metformin doesn't work for such high levels. He might need insulin too initially to control the levels and then eventually can be on pills depending upon the condition and thorough follow up. Please don't ign...  Read Full »

What causes symptoms like stomach cramps with headache, loss of appetite, fever, and diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have severe headaches for the past two days wiht loss appetite, nausea, fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. I am taking Paracetamol for my problems. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arup Majumdar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me tell you that the symptoms described by you suggest that you have acute gastroenteritis. I suggest antibiotic Metronidazole 400 mg three times a day for five days and continue Paracetamol for pain and fever management. Avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory m...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for diarrhea with loss of appetitie and dry mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, Every once a month at least I get a flare up of diarrhea where I go at least six times a day and nothing seems to settle my stomach. The stool itself has a weird texture, almost sand-like. Most of it float down but some do float up and there is mucus in it. Other symptoms I am experie...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have lost some weight since the start of symptoms? Do you have noticed any triggers (diets, stress, change in lifestyle, or drinking alcohol ) before such episodes? Alcohol has a large amount of fermentable carbohydrates which can cause diarrhea, gas, and bloa...  Read Full »

Why does my 25-month-old daughter have disturbed sleep and loss of appetite?

Query: Hi doctor, I have 25 months girl who feels discomfort at sleep for a couple of days. For the time she has also lost some of her appetite. I have checked her symptoms and signs. Her body temperature is normal, around 34 but sometimes her hands get hot. She has attended all her vaccines and currently,...  Read Full »


Dr. Samir Bhatia

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, thank you for the elaborate history. Hope you are safe. I appreciate your concern regarding your child. This behavior is normal because as the child grows he/she wants more attention becomes more aware of things. Try to make her more playful keep her more active engage in activities wit...  Read Full »

Do worm infestation cause itchy anus, bloating, and no appetitie in small kids?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter who is three years old is believed to be having like tapeworms or threadworms. She usually has itchy around her anus, bloating, feeling vomiting, spitting, and no appetite these days. She is also losing weight day by day. Kindly prescribe medicines to remove the worms and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the list of symptoms mentioned, it appears to be due to worm infestation. Any abdominal pain? Restless sleep? Irritable? Did you notice white thread like worms in the potty? Does she eat mud? Any other family member having a similar complaint? Well do this, exa...  Read Full »

Will Adilip 135 for high triglycerides cause loss of appetite and dry lips?

Query: Hello doctor. I am 35 years old. My triglycerides are 628. I am taking Adilip 135. But since I have started taking the medicine I have lost my appetite i.e, I do not wish to eat anything and I am feeling heavy stomach always. Simultaneously, I am having extremely dried lips round the clock. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

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