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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?

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?

Depends : Weight loss may be due to side effect from chemo or tumor progression despite the chemo. Either way, stopping the chemo is reasonable. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more


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What could cause loss of appetite?

What could cause loss of appetite?

Million things : Stress serotonin which is your happy juice regulate your sleep and wt and appetite too depression is the common and anxiety are the common after all the medical work up is clear go to your doctor to have medical clearance first. ...Read more

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What could cause loss of appetite with nothing else going on?

What could cause loss of appetite with nothing else going on?

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 more

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Can amoxicillian cause loss of appetite?

Can amoxicillian cause loss of appetite?

Not normally: Amoxicillin can cause nausea, not a loss of appetite. However, the symptom of nausea will give you sensation of not wanting to eat. When you take the amoxicillin, eat something with it like a few crackers to decrease the nausea sensation. ...Read more

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Does hiatal hernial cause loss of appetite?

Does hiatal hernial cause loss of appetite?

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

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What can cause loss of appetite from anxiety?

What can cause loss of appetite from anxiety?

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

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What could cause loss of appetite in a 14 year old?

What could cause loss of appetite in a 14 year old?

Check for Depression: Many things some normal some not so good. Hormonal changes and puberty. Thyroid disease. But do not forget depression that is treatable and could be dangerous if left unchecked! ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause loss of appetite?

No: Hi. No, levothyroxine (L-T4) doesn't cause loss of appetite. In high level (i.e., hyperthyroidism), it accelerates the metabolism, and hyperthyroidism is often associated with weight loss, but it's from the high metabolism burning up more calories, not from a decreased appetite. ...Read more

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M 19, can IBS cause loss of appetite?

M 19, can IBS cause loss of appetite?

Yes: Ibs causes many digestive-related symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea -- and can also result in poor appetite. If your belly is cramping and hurting, it may be hard to feel hungry. You could see your doctor about your bowel complaints, and get help. ...Read more

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What could cause loss of appetite with depression?

What could cause loss of appetite with depression?

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

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Why does liothyronine cause loss of appetite?

Why does liothyronine cause loss of appetite?

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

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What can cause loss of appetite and nausea in a male?

What can cause loss of appetite and nausea in a male?

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

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I take lithium, depakote, can any of these cause loss of appetite?

I take lithium, depakote, can any of these cause loss of appetite?

No: Both can increase appetite, especially depakote. To lose appetite due to these medications would be highly unusual. If you are depressed, you can lose appetite due to depression itself. ...Read more

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What would cause loss of appetite? Not on any diet pills or anything.

What would cause loss of appetite? Not on any diet pills or anything.

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

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Can cefuroxime cause loss of, appetite and nausea ᤾?

Can cefuroxime cause loss of, appetite and nausea ᤾?

Yes: Cefuroxime can cause nausea and even vomitting. It may also be part of the condition that you are taking Cefuroxime for but not an uncommon side effect of cefuroxime. ...Read more

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I have a reading of 13; for vitamin D. Could that cause loss of appetite?

I have a reading of 13; for vitamin D. Could that cause loss of appetite?

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

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Can food intolerance cause loss of appetite and nausea?

Nausea: A food intolerance is specific to a food, so if you have loss of appetite and nausea while avoiding that particular food, then you have a gastrointestinal problem. you need to have this checked out ...Read more

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Can tramadol hydrochloride 50 mg cause loss of appetite?

It is possible: All pain medicines have the potential to upset your stomach. They also all can cause constipation. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed today with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Can this cause loss of appetite?

Bpv: This condition often causes nausea which may affect your appetite. Hope you are feeling better soon! Things that help bpv are vestibular exercises, meclizine and sometimes other medicines and salt restriction. ...Read more

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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

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

Many things: Most likely reason at that age would be stress, but could be an indication of something else going on. Your doctor could help you discuss any other symptoms which may suggest physical or emotional contributions. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause loss of appetite?

Can hay fever cause loss of appetite?

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 more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

diminished ...Read more