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I am experiencing appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) and decreased energy level. The following also describes me: Fatigue. What should ...

I am experiencing  appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite)  and decreased energy level. The following also describes me: Fatigue. What should ...

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific and possibilities include anemia, iron or certain vitamin deficiencies, endocrine problems, infection or depression. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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Reduced appetite after shoulder surgery(open capsular plication) it's been 3 weeks and I have lost 8lbs, my appetite still isn't normal.Is this normal?

Reduced appetite after shoulder surgery(open capsular plication) it's been 3 weeks and I have lost 8lbs, my appetite still isn't normal.Is this normal?

Unusual: It is unusual to loose this much weight after shoulder surgery unless you lost lot of blood in the surgery. Some of the pain medication and even the iron supplements can cause nausea and loss of appetite. Hopefully in the next three or four weeks this will resolve .Good luck. ...Read more

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Mvi (multivitamin) supplement to make up for reduced appetite?

Yes, however...: If one is not having adequate food intake they may well become deficient in vitamins, so a good multivitamin/mineral supplement will help assure you are getting needed nutrients. But this is no substitute for evaluating why you have a reduced appetite and treating the cause. Please see a qualified practitioner to evaluate this! ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing fatigue, toothache, lightheadedness and appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) .

Concurrent: If your husband has an infected tooth, that can be the cause of all of his symptoms. So have him see your Dentist immediately. If no infection, the next appointment should be with your Physician. May also have concurrent unrelated problems. ...Read more

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1 yr old boy has 38 degree cel. Temp. Sleepy reduced appetite & but still playing. Worry? Wake during night if temp increases?

Fever: I'm not overly worried.. The fact that he is playful is a reassuring sign. I certainly wouldn't wake him if he is sleeping comfortably, even if his temp does increase. If the fever persists or worsens over the next 48 hours, or if additional symptoms appear, i recommend consulting your doctor. Otherwise, we can observe. ...Read more

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I am experiencing obesity, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , numbness or tingling (time frame: gradual onset) (side: one side only) ....

I am experiencing  obesity, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , numbness or tingling (time frame: gradual onset) (side: one side only) ....

Symptoms: you mention indicate the need for you to visit your doctor. Yo MAY have a combination of things going on, e.g.,pinched nerves, hormone imbalance, lifestyle needing adjustment. Your doc will help you. Peace and good health ...Read more

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Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Smoking is bad: Smoking by itself can reduce appetite which is why people can gain weight when they stop. However, the loss of weight and appetite can also be of more serious concern in those who have smoked for a while. This is something you should go over with a doctor. Loss of weight in an adult is something of concern if not from active dieting. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does phentermine provide benefits other than reduced appetite?

Phenteramine: Phenteramine is a stimulant and can give more energy during the daytime. The price for this is insomnia palpitations and possible constipation as well as dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can thumb sucking habbit result in reduced appetite in children? What is the best way to stop kids from doing this?

Age and School: Many parents have asked me about thumbsucking. It provides emotional support for the child and yelling only makes things worse. Increasing maturity and peer pressure will solve the problem. Many quit on their own. For the rest, the first time a child sucks his/her thumb in school and gets called a baby will be the last time (S)he does it.. I've never seen it linked to appetite. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Male30yrs.when i have digestive problems,i urinate very less.Urine analysis normal.sr cr used to be 0.9,now 1.1. Will have reduced appetite this time?

Male30yrs.when i have digestive problems,i urinate very less.Urine analysis normal.sr cr used to be 0.9,now 1.1. Will have reduced appetite this time?

Refocus: Your creatinine levels are fine. The increase may be due to your putting on some muscle or having taken some medication or being dried out. Of course you urinate less when you're stomach's upset -- you drink less water. You also describe B12 deficiency -- this is a VERY serious problem that needs to be addressed. Pernicious anemia? Ill-advised vegetarianism? Work on the big issues here. ...Read more

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I am nauseas breasts growing reduced appetite and tests confirm not pregnant. Reasons? Please

I am nauseas breasts growing reduced appetite and tests confirm not pregnant. Reasons? Please

Couple of ideas: Although your symptoms fit an early pregnancy, there are plenty of non-pregnancy issues that need to be addressed with your pcp or obgyn - check thyroid, prolactin, fsh/lh levels to see if anything hormonal is going on. Check with GI to evaluate your belly and appetite issues. And do a blood pregnancy test - it's more sensitive than urine. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm having what looks like the Flue but the weird thing is I'm only having joint pains and fever and a reduced appetite. Is that. Should i be worried?

Don't play doctor: Your symptoms are concerning and I would strongly suggest that you see your primary care physician to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a reduced appetite come from severe/chronic gas, or is this always a sign of something more serious?

Can a reduced appetite come from severe/chronic gas, or is this always a sign of something more serious?

Many causes: A reduced appetite can be caused by a variety of conditions some relatively benign others more serious. Chronic gas and the associated pain/discomfort can reduce your appetite. Try taking an over the counter medication called simethicone aka gas x. Be well. ...Read more

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Water absorption has reduced N so reduced urination,reduced appetite(renal function normal).looks like gastroparesis.how to improve water absorption?

Here are someā€¦: Physiologically, human body has been "magically" equipped with all kinds of pressure and chemical sensors throughout the wonderful system of automation. So, all average healthy humans can auto-regulate water absorption and excretion without a hitch. More on water drinking? To http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. ...Read more

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Pain in back, reduced appetite + nausea. What is it?

Pain in back, reduced appetite + nausea. What is it?

Back pain & GI sxs: The back is a pretty big place! could you be more specific as to the location of your symptoms. Referred pain to the back along with the GI symptoms you describe can run the gamut from gallbladder and pancreatic disease to bladder infection and kidney stones. ...Read more

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Body pain fatigue reduced appetite feeling feverish but no fever. 36.7 under armpit.should i add 1?what could it be?

?Viral illness: Viruses can cause infection, often in the upper respiratory tract(URI). Sometimes in the GI tract. It usually lasts one week to 10 days and then you feel well. If it persists beyond 2 weeks then you have to be checked by a physician for something more serious. Take a couple of tylenols (acetaminophen) for symptom relief. ...Read more

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Occasional stomach cramps with gas pains and reduced appetite are symptoms of appendicitis?

Occasional stomach cramps with gas pains and reduced appetite are symptoms of appendicitis?

Appendicitis: No actually not! appendicitis is an acute progressive condition that ends up in surgery or death. While there may be a condition of chronic appendicitis its hard to prove. The possibilities of the symptoms you listed can be everything from gastritis to gallstones to gastroenteritis. This should prompt you to see a doctor when you can! ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, dizziness, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) and cloudy or blurred vision (quality: blurring of distant obj...

GET CHECKED: These symptoms can be from a wide variety of causes some very simple such as dehydration to some worse . It is important to have an exam immediately hopefully during one of these times when the symptoms are present. This is to important and vast to diagnose on the internet and requires a true workup and in person exam ...Read more

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I am experiencing delusions, lightheadedness (worsened by: anxiety) , irrational fear or phobia, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , di...

I am experiencing  delusions, lightheadedness (worsened by: anxiety) , irrational fear or phobia, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , di...

Evaluation Needed: First you would need to be evaluated to rule out any medical and/or substance use causes for these symptoms, followed by a mental health evaluation. There are a number of possible reasons for these symptoms, and more information is definitely needed. If you find these symptoms to be frightening, disturbing, and causing significant distress, please go to the nearest ER or call 911 for assistance. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

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