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Lifetime no appetite! um, little prob with alcohol, hit 225#s as 5'9" male. quit 2 years ago, yay! now 50, below target 170, dropping fast! dietician can't spoon feed me! good drug to make me hungry?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Investigation: Other causes of weight loss like diabetes, thyroid disorder, liver disease and on course cancer of the gastrintestinal tract have to be considered and ruled out. Please see a gastroenterologist asap.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Check with your doc: Your more than intended weight loss may indicate an underlying disease. Better be safe and check with your doc. Ask about colonoscopy, esr, and additional testing. Do not wait.

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Last updated Jun 28, 2013

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