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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I suffer from COPD and have a loss of appetite, a headache, and weakness. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am diagnosed with COPD. My symptoms include a loss of appetite, a headache, a lack of energy, and weakness. My water consumption is minimal, and I consume pepsi or cola.  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is composed of two parts. One with chronic coughing and phlegm, and the other with restrictive lung disease, where an interstitial lung disorder causes breathing difficulty. Her pulmonologist wi...  Read Full »

I have lost my appetite and eating food is making me nauseous. Please suggest a solution.

Query: Hello doctor, I stopped eating, and I cannot stand food now. Every time I eat, I feel sick or I tend to get sick. I have a 4-month-old baby that needs my care and attention. Is there anything you can suggest to me so that I will start feeling hungry and eat without falling sick later?  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I am sorry for such discomfort. I can suggest medicines after knowing the symptoms or the pathology. Please elaborate on the following questions so that I can guide you further. 1. Can you elaborate on what sickness you feel or get after ...  Read Full »

Are loss of appetite and depression related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on psychiatric medication since two to three years, but found no improvement. I have started exercise such as walking, yoga and pranayama and found some relief. I become depressed more when I read about depression on internet. My main issue now is loss of appetite, headache when f...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loss of appetite is a blanket symptom which can be present in any of the psychiatric illness including depression. In major depressive disorder, loss of appetite is associated with sadness of mood, decreased energy level, easy fatigability, loss of interes...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, 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 o...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 nec...  Read Full »

Why does my friend have vomiting, burning sensation in the chest and stomach, weight loss issues, swelling in the mouth, and reduced appetite?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has vomiting in the morning, which gets worse after breakfast. If he does not eat for prolonged periods, he has a burning sensation in the chest and upper part of the stomach. He is losing weight and has reduced appetite. He has swelling in the mouth and gas in his stomach. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and can understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Should we treat high creatinine and low GFR as medical emergency?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has a creatinine level of 286 umol/l and a GFR of 19. Should this be treated as a medical emergency? His symptoms are tiredness, loss of appetite, shaky inside (similar to the feeling of anxiety). He has a history of cancer and radiotherapy. GFR has continued to decline from ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this should be treated as a medical emergency and he should be given admission as per my belief. How are his urine output and blood pressure? Any hiccups or vomitings? Regards.   Read Full »

Do I hate food and have a reduced appetite due to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years ago, and since then, I have hated food. I have lost my appetite, and even the thought of food makes me lose my mind. Is this due to Parkinson's disease? I have already lost 10 kilograms due to this. When will I be able to regain it a...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not suggestive of Parkinson's disease but could be related to the adverse effects of Levodopa. Another possible issue to be considered is malabsorption. For this reason, I suggest you undergo a fibrogastroscopy and check your vitamin B12, plasma lev...  Read Full »

Can you please help me interpret endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography reports of my father?

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently underwent an ERCP. I have attached his reports. He now has weight loss and jaundice. Please provide me your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has a block in the bile duct (the tube which brings liver secretions down to the intestine). This block can be either due to stones o...  Read Full »

What can I do to recover from indigestion, loose motion, fullness, loss of appetite, and bowel sounds?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male weighing 75 kilograms. I have been suffering from indigestion, fullness, loss of appetite, burps, bowel sounds, and loose motion for the past three days. Please help me, doctor. Thank you,   Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Do you get watery stool or diarrhea? If yes, how many times or episodes of loose motion? 2) Do you have any history of eating outside food? Other symptoms like stomach fullness and burps are due to ingestion or dyspepsia. Stomach fullness would mainly be due ...  Read Full »

Can irritable bowel syndrome be the reason for my weight loss and abdominal pain for seven weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had abdominal pain for the last seven weeks. I experienced the same kind of pain three years back. I had all the imaging examinations, extensive lab workups, and all were normal. I was on 25 mg of Zoloft and 10 mg of Pamelor for the last two years, and I had little discomfort. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Zoloft (Sertraline) usually help in IBS. We will first talk about insomnia, for which, follow steps of sleep hygiene as follows: Sleeping and waking up at a regular time. Avoid caffeinated drinks at least ei...  Read Full »

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