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if i'm not hungry, is that a sign that my metabolism has slowed down?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not necessarily: If this is unusual for you, you might want to see your physician for a checkup. There are many possible reasons for appetite loss, some more serious than others. It also depends on what other symptoms might be happening concurrently, medicines/drugs you're taking, etc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Not hungry: Metabolism changes are not necessarily indicators of appetite changes. You need thorough evaluation by your doctor to rule out endocrine, vascular and metabolic attributes can be explored.Anomalies, as well as review effects of any medications or supplements u might be taking, and if all physiological factors are ruled out, emotional.

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Why does my baby seem to be eating less?

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Many reasons: Babies can go through up and down appetite periods, just like everyone. But, if it is a significant decline, if your baby isn't growing well, seems sick in any way, or just isn't acting right, you should see your pediatrician.
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What should I do if my 8-week old is always hungry?

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My baby has suddenly started eating less than usual. Is this usual, or is there something wrong?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Either/Or: Appetite changes may be just a normal variation. All kids through periods of greater and lesser appetites. Kids growth needs have times where they need more or fewer calories, so their appetites will reflect that. But, decrease in appetite can also be associated with illness, perhaps an illness that hasn't really shown itself well yet.If they're acting ok otherwise, keep a good eye. Call doc if ?
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Are COPD patients extremely hungry at times?

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Usually not: Most commonly advancing COPD will lead to weight loss. If the person is taking Prednisone for copd, the medication can lead to a substantial increase in appetite and often result in weight gain ( in part due to water retention).
A 52-year-old member asked:

My toddler refuses to eat anything green. Is that okay?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Keep trying: Green leafy veggies are a critical and important part of a healthy diet. Keep introducing different veggies (spinach, broccoli, green peas, etc). It takes many introductions to get a child to like a new food (or sometimes to even try it!). You can also hide veggies in sauces by pureeing them first and adding them to tomato sauce to put over pasta or chicken. With each meal offer a veggie.

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