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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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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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Elder care

Myth: lack of appetite is always part of normal aging. ...See 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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Anorexia (Tip)

Anorexia

Anorexia is loss of appetite. Anorexia nervosa is a distortion of body image. Counseling helps. ...See more

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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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Losing Weight

Losing weight: auricular (ear) acupuncture is excellent for appetite suppression. ...See 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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