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Home Remedies For Reduced Appetite
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
Can a reduced appetite come from severe/chronic gas, or is this always a sign of something more serious?
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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