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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Markedly Decreased Appetite (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the cause of decreased appetite after chemo?

Taste and smell: Alterations in taste and smell are common in patients receiving chemotherapy, and may lead to reduced appetite, low energy intake, and weight loss. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

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

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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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Mild abdominal pain for two weeks. Worse after 5 pm. General decreased appetite all the time but especially at night. Elevated SED rate. Cause?

Mild abdominal pain for two weeks. Worse after 5 pm. General decreased appetite all the time but especially at night. Elevated SED rate. Cause?

Gastritis?: The information you provided is too little but suggests the possibility of stomach or liver disorder such as inflammation (gastritis or hepatitis), gastric ulcer or (as a worst case scenario) tumor. Consult a gastroeneterologist. ...Read more

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What could cause pretty decreased appetite, abdominal bloating and vomiting for 3 months in 15 yr male? He has autism, he can talk but not reliable.

What could cause pretty decreased appetite, abdominal bloating and vomiting for 3 months in 15 yr male? He has autism, he can talk but not reliable.

Yeast possible: Depending on his diet and overall GI function , one possibility is over growth of yeast in GI tract. Poor digestion (poor enzyme function) can cause dysbiosis and yeast overgrowth. Is he on probiotics?Cfgf diet? ...Read more

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What can cause nausea after eating and decreased appetite x 2 weeks? Constipation? 27/F. Worried this can be stomach cancer.

What can cause nausea after eating and decreased appetite x 2 weeks? Constipation? 27/F. Worried this can be stomach cancer.

Unlikely: I hope you do not have Gastritis which can be caused by drugs(like aspirin) or alcohol. try taking an antacid like maalox for one week. Stomach cancer is rarely a problem in people under 40 years of age ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

Reduced appetite is a symptom in which a person has less appetite (less desire to eat) than he had previously. Many problems can cause decreased appetite, such as nausea, stomach acid reflux, anxiety, depression, trouble swallowing, chronic ...Read more