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Appetite (Overview)

Appetite = instinctive desire to eat.


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Does provigil cause appetite loss?

Does provigil cause appetite loss?

Not typically: Although taste and nausea related side effects can impact eating, weight or appetite loss has not been a major outcome of using Provigil (modafinil).

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http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000196/. ...Read more

Appetite (Overview)

Appetite = instinctive desire to eat.


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What exactly does extreme dizziness, fatigue, and occasional loss of appetite mean?

What exactly does extreme dizziness, fatigue, and occasional loss of appetite mean?

Get it evaluated: These symptoms are relatively nonspecific and can be a component of several different conditions. It means that you need to see a doctor and have some tests run. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Can marinol be used to treat appetite suppression?

Can marinol be used to treat appetite suppression?

No: Marinol is used to increase appetite, for instance in cancer patients on chemotherapy who are unable to gain weight. ...Read more

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I can/t seem to gain weight, I have normal appetite, what can I do?

Talk to your doctor: You have an interesting problem that many obese people would love to have. Not to be kidding since this is serious, the first thing to do is to be thoroughly examined by a family doctor. Your thyroid gland needs to be examined also with blood tests. Then your diet history should be reviewed, studied, and tested to see if you are eating more calories than you are expending each day. ...Read more

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How can you regain appetite after radiation treatment?

Patience, time: The effects of radiation therapy take time to resolve. Appetite is one that may take some time and may be slowed in recovery by other continuing medical problems and medicines. The cancer that caused the need for radiation may also cause loss of appetite as can depression and other medical illnesses. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice me ; what r the treatments /medicines for chronic gastritis. And chronic loss of appetite thanks?

Pls can u advice me ; what r the treatments /medicines for chronic gastritis. And chronic loss of appetite thanks?

See your doctor: There are a great many possibilities for an older person, ranging from a gastric ulcer to an h. Pylori infection to gastroesophageal reflux to cancer. Don't delay seeing your doctor for a proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do I have and how can I cure it? I have cold sweats at night when I sleep mucus build up in my chest terrible cough fever loss of appetite

What do I have and how can I cure it? I have cold sweats at night when I sleep mucus build up in my chest terrible cough fever loss of appetite

Chest congestion: It might be simple respiratory infection, or even pneumonia. If the symptoms are of long duration, you probably have to check for tuberculosis also.
Your doctor would know what to do. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of low appetite caused by ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Can be difficutl: This can be so severe that it's best to try a different type of medication--even a different stimulant. That said, some strategies can help. Insist on a big breakfast, and give the stimulant at or after it, not before. Lunch often is a no-go for many of these kids. Appetite eventually returns, hopefully before supper; if later, "go european, " and let them eat late--just make it nutritious. ...Read more

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Could the drug just cause an increase in appetite?

Amphetamine?: I believe, in the 70's amphetamine was used as diet pill. It worked well initially, but after people get used to the effect, they started eating more. The upper effect increases metabolism and causes weight loss and it suppresses appetite initially. Again when the body develops tolerance, it could have the opposite effect. This is the same we see with most of our diet pills. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone symptoms trigger loss of appetite or weight loss? I haven't had much of an appetite the last few days. Thank you kindly.

Kidney Stones: Blocking of the ureter by a stone, even temporarily, causes colic. This brings on pain in most, but, can also produce nausea and vomiting. If you do not have a full effect of vomiting from the stone, you may experience it's symptoms as a loss of appetite with some subsequent weight loss. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to help it pass. Some sugar in your drink may help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to curb appetite/prevent binge eating later in the day?

Could you tell me ways to curb appetite/prevent binge eating later in the day?

Appetite Supression: Appetite suppressing foods such as complex carbohydrates, protein bars, water, fruits, high fiber foods that may you feel fuller longer and suppress the urge to eat.
Hypnosis and cbt psychotherapy can help with binge eating
if there is a depressive, ocd, medical cause that needs to be treated.
I have found topamax (topiramate) to be highly effective to control binge eating, drinking soda, alcohol etc. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Why?: If the Adderall and Prozac (fluoxetine) both cause loss of appetite for you, why do you need something in addition as a diet aid? Take advantage of the fact that you have less appetite and just eat less! ...Read more

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For the past few weeks, I have been constantly nauseous with no appetite. If I make myself eat, the nausea gets worse, then goes away later. Help?

See a doc soon.: Possibilities include gallbladder stones, reflux, gastritis, ulcer. At the least you need blood tests and an abdominal ultrasound very soon, then perhaps EGD. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get a better appetite?

Can you tell me how I could get a better appetite?

Lots of reasons: Lots of things can rob you of an appetite. In addition to psychologic issues (anxiety, depression, etc), please consider organic pathology like: peptic ulcer, gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying), biliary dyspepsia (gallstones, biliary spasm), pancreatitis, bacterial overgrowth (sibo), central (brain)-related problems, inflammatory bowel, malabsorption, gynecologic issues, uti, more. ...Read more

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Is my appetite inherited? My dad is big.

Is my appetite inherited? My dad is big.

Not relevant: We all have appetites when in certain situations. The tendenvy to obesity will be nased on genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors and may cluster in a family. ...Read more

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Do my symptoms show that I have a risk for dm if nonstop appetite, thirst after salty snacks?

Diabetes: Not necessarily. Although increased appetite is a common symptom of diabetes mellitus (dm), it usually is associated with thirst, increased urine ouput (with frequent voiding at night) and weight loss with fatigue, weakness. Getting thirsty after consuming salty foods is just the body's way of diluting the excess sodium from the salty food. To keep the metabolism in balance. ...Read more