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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Markedly Decreased Appetite (Overview)

Markedly decreased appetite (anorexia) is a symptom in which a person has little appetite (little desire to eat food). Anorexia nervosa, however, is a psychiatric disorder in which a "too skinny" person believes she is too fat, and has an abnormal fear of eating and of weight gain.


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Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

See below: What we know so far is that lack of sleep is associated with obesity. This is related to increase appetite and decreased physical activity due to fatigue. There are also several hormonal pathways altered with the lack of sleep that are being studied recently. The circadian rhythm (the one which tell us whether to be awake or sleep) has been recently linked to obesity with new promising medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
97 doctors shared insights

Markedly Decreased Appetite (Overview)

Markedly decreased appetite (anorexia) is a symptom in which a person has little appetite (little desire to eat food). Anorexia nervosa, however, is a psychiatric disorder in which a "too skinny" person believes she is too fat, and has an abnormal fear of eating and of weight gain.


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What could cause a decreased appetite?

What could cause a decreased appetite?

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. ...Read more

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Headache Bloated High temp Mood swings Memory loss Fatigue Lack of appetite Help??

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Lack of appetite 
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High temp: If you are running a high fever and you have significant symptoms it is a good idea to see a doctor in person to examine you and diagnose. Once this is accomplished, your doctor can give you antipyretic and analgesic medicine to treat your fever and pain respectively. There may be anti infective treatment your physician will suggest. Remember to bring your medicine if any and know your allergies. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Smoking is bad: Smoking by itself can reduce appetite which is why people can gain weight when they stop. However, the loss of weight and appetite can also be of more serious concern in those who have smoked for a while. This is something you should go over with a doctor. Loss of weight in an adult is something of concern if not from active dieting. Good luck! ...Read more

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Increased appetite but unexplained weightloss?

Increased appetite but unexplained weightloss?

check thyroid: If you haven't done so, check your thyroid level. Hyperthyroid can cause increased appetite with weight loss. ...Read more

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Can Zonisamide cause decreased libido?

Can Zonisamide cause decreased libido?

Possibly: Decreased libido can have a variety of causes and certainly some of the side effects of zonisamide, such as sedation, depression, and agitation, can contribute to a decreased libido. If this persists and becomes problematic, please speak wot your prescribing physician about an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue weakness loss of appetite?

Extreme fatigue weakness loss of appetite?

Many possibilities: This set of symptoms could be due to many many things — depression, anemia, glandular disorders, a tumor, toxic exposure, etc. , to name a few. Best to get checked by your primary care doctor as a first step. ...Read more

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What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

All of the above: It is possible the underlying condition resulting in the use of medication could be a problem. If 25-oh vit d 3 levels are normal, free T4 levels are normal, and cortisol is not high in the evening, eating 6 small equal meals, managing stress skillfully, and moving though the day with some thing as simple as pretend jump roping for 60 minutes spread out in 1-2 minute intervals should help. ...Read more

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Combatting recent loss of appetite?

Combatting recent loss of appetite?

NEED MORE INFO: Sorry but this is way too vague. So many possible reasons for this. Virus, sickness, medications, depression, pain. Need more to help narrow this down so seek out your primary care physician. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing fatigue, toothache, lightheadedness and appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) .

My Husband is experiencing  fatigue, toothache, lightheadedness and appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) .

Concurrent: If your husband has an infected tooth, that can be the cause of all of his symptoms. So have him see your Dentist immediately. If no infection, the next appointment should be with your Physician. May also have concurrent unrelated problems. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pyelonephritis, got cipro, (ciprofloxacin) been on it for a few days,but the pain just keeps on getting worse,decreased appetite,more vomiting. Help?

Diagnosed with pyelonephritis, got cipro, (ciprofloxacin) been on it for a few days,but the pain just keeps on getting worse,decreased appetite,more vomiting. Help?

Get to ER: If the pain is getting worse and you are vomiting and especially if you have fever, you need to have someone take you to the ER. You may need IV fluids.Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

Zoloft (sertraline): In some, not all, depending on dose & duration taken. ...Read more

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Could moderate exercise decrease appetite?

Yes.: Not only does exercise actually help control appetite in the long term, but it also helps your body use ingested calories more efficiently. ...Read more

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I am experiencing appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) and decreased energy level. The following also describes me: Fatigue. What should ...

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific and possibilities include anemia, iron or certain vitamin deficiencies, endocrine problems, infection or depression. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Might depression cause an increased appetite?

Might depression cause an increased appetite?

Yes: People with depression can have different appetite changes.I have seen those that have lost weight and others who gain weight.Some people who eat more when they are depressed use food as a coping mechanism to help them feel better.It is best to identify the problem early and get proper treatment.Hypothyroidism can also mimic depression and cause weight gain.A simple blood test can rule this out. ...Read more

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Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

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 problems. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing sore throat, fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) and loss of voice.

My Son is experiencing  sore throat, fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite)  and loss of voice.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. ...Read more

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Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Yes it can.: Yes, sleep deprivation can cause both irritability and mild euphoria. Studies show decreased sleep increases the amount of Dopamine in the brain, promoting an amphetamine like response. This wakefulness comes with a decrease in the brain's processing ability. Sleep loss is also associated with increased appetite, risk of stroke, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause nausea, loss of appetite and tachycardia?

Can lack of sleep cause nausea, loss of appetite and tachycardia?

Absolutely. All 3: Although far from the only cause of nausea, loss of appetite and tachycardia, lack of sleep can definitely cause these symptoms. This is thought to be due, in part, to the abnormal release of certain stress hormones and disruption of normal brain chemistry. Sleep deprivation can also elevate blood pressure and cause abnormal weight gain over the long term. Loss of appetite common early on. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

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