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What is decreased appetite

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Taste and smell: Alterations in taste and smell are common in patients receiving chemotherapy, and may lead to reduced appetite, low energy intake, and weight loss.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Decreased appetite: The list of possibilities is far too long to list here. Try this link. http://www.medicinenet.com/loss_of_appetite/symptoms.html.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Not sure but: The flight /fight reflex may be activated by the stress hormones which redices appetite.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes it can be: I really depends of the type and severity of hepatitis. If you have hepatitis you should discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor as further eva... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 9 years experience
When tooth erupts: As teeth erupt babies can be fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Try rubbing their gums with a clean finger... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Depends : Depends on the age of the patient and mode of correction of volvulus. 2-3 days if infant/child and endoscopic correction is done. If surgery is requir... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Stress: You may have anxiety or depression sx that cause you to have decrease appetite and not enough sleep.You need to see a doctor to help evaluate the pro... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Definite need an: Evaluation. As that kind of weight loss out of the blue, without an effort, definitely necessitate an evaluation to make sure something more concerni... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): In some, not all, depending on dose & duration taken.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Certainly: The appetite is decreased in the majority of women in the first couple of months of pregnancy. The appetite usually returns to normal by 14 to 16 wee... Read More