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Does Avastin Cause Loss Of Appetite
My husband is undergoing chemo/avastin for stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Dr stopped chemo after 6 cycles cause weight loss. Is this risky?
Lots: There are many causes for losing your appetite -- some primarily physical and some psychological, but all equally real. Depression is one of the most common in your age range; also alcohol or drug abuse. Sometimes people restrict their food intake, as in eating disorders. Please work with your physician to determine the cause and treat it appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could: Hiatal hernia is a deformity whereby the stomach pushes through the diaphragm and parts of the stomach instead of being under the diaphragm sits in the chest cavity. This causes a lot of various symptoms such as pain burping and early satiety which is what you're describing. It can also cause nausea. ...Read more
Many variables: Some people who are experiencing anxiety, are also feeling sad, depressed, which could lead to loss of appetite. When person is anxious it may cause the certain neurochemical and psychological changes in your brain&mind which will decrease your appetite. That's why the consultation with psychiatrist is an important step which will help you to explore the causes of appetite loss for you personally. ...Read more
Depression: The illness of depression includes physical symptoms such as change in energy, sleep, and appetite. Some people have loss of appetite with weight loss; others eat more and gain weight. Appetite changes are part of depression, not separate from it. This generally improves with treatment for depression. ...Read more
It doesn't: Liothyronine is a form of thyroid hormone called t3 (liothyronine). Unless you are truly hypothyroid, taking thyroid hormone to lose weight doesn't work because appetite is increased at the same time that metabolism is increased. You would have to be on a toxic dose of thyroid hormone before you would see any significant weight loss. ...Read more
Same as a female...: ...Except pregnancy! the GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. Many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, & functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies will find your answer & direct treatment. ...Read more
Anorexia nervosa: Loss of appetite if accompanied by weight loss is anorexia nervosa. It can lead to malnutrition. Medical complications of anorexia include: Cardiovascular e.g Prolonged QT interval, low heart rate, low Blood pressure. abnormal or no menstrual cycle, severe bone loss, constipation etc.. If you have loss of appetite and weight loss you need to see doctor asap .it can lead to these serious problems ...Read more
Perhaps indirectly: VIt. D deficiency has many symptoms but poor appetite is not a classic symptom. However, it can cause depression and depression can be associated with poor appetite. Adults need 5-8000 iu of D3 a day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. See http://tinyurl.com/zzpfon8 and http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer A more common cause of poor appetite is zinc deficiency. Try zinc picolinate 30 mg/day. ...Read more
I was diagnosed today with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Can this cause loss of appetite?
What could cause loss of appetite in a teenage girl of 15 years old? She has stated she has loss of appetite and does not know why
Maybe not directly -: Hay fever could plug up your nose to the point that you cannot smell well. This can affect your ability to taste and enjoy food . . . Which in turn could affect your appetite. Just another way things are complex and connected in humans, no? I also agree with dr. Ali about the effects of medications people take for allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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