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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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). For more information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000196/. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Thomas Ruma
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I can/t seem to gain weight, I have normal appetite, what can I do?

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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Dr. Richard Mcgee
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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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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Dr. Robert Lowe
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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
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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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Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
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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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Dr. Glen Elliott
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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How do I get rid of low appetite caused by ritalin?

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

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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