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Doctor insights on: How To Increase Appetite Naturally In Kids

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How can I increase my child's appetite so he won't be skinny?

How can I increase my child's appetite so he won't be skinny?

May be normal: Depends what you mean by skinny. Some kids are just naturally slender. After about 12 to 15 months of age kids only gain 3 to 5 pounds per year. As long as your child has a normal rate of growth and good nutrition it may be nothing to worry about. Also remember that giving sugary drinks and juices in between meals make your childs appetite decrease and they will not eat as well. ...Read more

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I noticed that sometimes I have a sudden huge increase of appetite for one day or two days then stop s this normal for 17 years old male?

I noticed that sometimes I have a sudden huge increase of appetite for one day or two days then stop s this normal for 17 years old male?

Completely normal.: It's not unusual to have intermittent increases in hunger. Just don't eat so much that you reach an unhealthy weight. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed that sometimes I have a sudden huge increase of appetite for one day or two days then stop s this normal for 17 years old male?

Sure: You are still growing, and your appetite may vary. The kinds of foods you are eating may also cause your appetite to vary a bit. If you are eating high protein foods and fruits and veggies, you may find you are less hungry than if you are eating junky foods that are high in sugar. Your exercise will also play into your hunger as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my appetite?

Exercise: If the appetite is sluggish, daily exercise, like walking for 20-30 minutes, can help improve yourr appetite. But you need to be sure that you do not have a medical cause for low appetite. This can include depression, indigestion or liver problems like hepatitis. You should get a medical check up especially if you have lost any weight due to poor appetite. ...Read more

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Sir please tell me that how I can increase my appetite.

Appetite: There are too many causes of low appetite, and there is a need to determine which is the one applies to your case. You can start using medications like ciproheptadine which will improve your appetite, if prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I increase my appetite?

Healthy lifestyle: This would be an uncommon question in the Western countries. If you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you will more likely have an appropriate appetite. Eating out socially also promotes more eating. Obviously eating foods you like would promote appetite. Be sure that you don't have a chronic disease especially one that affects your taste (sinus), liver, or thyroid. ...Read more

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How do I increase my appetite?

See below: Avoid medications that suppress appetite. Eat with your eyes as well as with mouth: food should look, smell, & taste appetizing. Take time to eat in quite, unstressed atmosphere. Avoid empty calories like soda pop, fast food, alcohol. Stop smoking. See doc if problem persists. May be medical condition causing loss of appetite. Doc may prescribe appetite stimulant if appropriate. ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite?

How can I increase my appetite?

Possibility: You can try physical activity like gym or swimming. Acid juice or red /white dry wines helpful for increasing appetite. Stop smoking completely if you smoke. Enjoy your life. It's important at your age. Be well. ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite?

Find the cause: You'd have to find te cause of your lack of appetite in order to fix the problem. Common causes include depression, kidney failure, heart failure, malignancy or chronic infection (hiv). Although that list sounds very scary, depression is most common by far. See your pcp to help you figure out the cause. Some medications help increase appetite, but fixing cause is most impt. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my baby's appetite?

What can I do to increase my baby's appetite?

Not much: I agree with dr. Berkowitz that older babies can focus too much on one item, like cow milk which may reduce their food seeking behavior. Most kids are prewired to seek as they need with spurts of growth hormone leading to noticable bursts of eating followed by days of nibbling. If baby is growing normally, with good patterns of sleep and robust play, I would sit back & enjoy the show. ...Read more

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Will my appetite increase if I exercise?

Will my appetite increase if I exercise?

Yes: But don't let this stop you from exercising! Your body is communicating well when it signals to you that it needs more fuel after exercise. Your job is to be careful in selecting what to eat and how much such that you reap even more benefits from the exercise that you did than just burning calories. The increased appetite is an opportunity to feed your body what it needs! ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite if I want to bulk up?

Increasing appetite: Increasing your exercise intensity and duration should help you increase your appetite ...Read more

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How can I increase the appetite of my 2 year old son?

Appetite: How much does your two year old son weigh? If he is on the growth chart, balanced for his weight and height, and growing normally, I would not worry about increasing his appetite. Most kids eat enough to maintain themselves (even though it seems like they are not eating). With epidemics of obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, spreading across pediatric population, we want to raise healthy kids. ...Read more

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How to increase the appetite? I tend to lose interest in food after being hungry for a little while..

How to increase the appetite? I tend to lose interest in food after being hungry for a little while..

Try eating small: Balanced healthy low fat snacks every 2-4 hrs (~150-200 kcals). Sometimes, as one eats, less, the hunger signal gets '.Lost'. I am assuming you don't have problems w your sense of smell, sinusitis, abdominal pain, nausea, etc. Also try increasing your daily exercise - e.g. A daily vigorous 30 min walk, etc, preferably outdoors. Finally, any chance you have some depression &/or anxiety going on? ...Read more

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I'm very thin & want to increase appetite to increase weight, also want to know what is best food for breakfast?

I'm very thin & want to increase appetite to increase weight, also want to know what is best food for breakfast?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . ... ...Read more

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I just had a suuden huge increase of appetite for nearly one day and it stopped is this normal for 17 years old male???????

Could happen: If some it is excitement or good news. For otherwise it could be stress and anxiety. If it resolved in one day it is unlikely pathologic ...Read more

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What to do to increase my appetite. Sometime I m not having food for 4-5 hrs and still m not feeling that much hungry. Please help me?

Can you clarify?: Most of us feel hunger only when we really need to eat, and that depends on how much we've eaten recently. If you have a reasonably healthy weight and are physically fit, then stop worrying about not feeling hungry, and don't let somebody's superstition tell you when you should. Be glad you don't feel compelled to eat when you're not actually hungry; your physician can be your guide here. ...Read more

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My appetite increased the last week I am 17 years old male is this normal? Should I ignore the increase of appetite and eat as usual?

Activity Matters: If you have increased your activity over the last week or so I would give it some time. It could easily just be related to your activity. If you notice a drastic weight gain or loss then consult your physician. ...Read more

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I have had an increased appetite for the past two weeks and I've been feeling really down lately and anxious. Today I have been feeling unbalanced?

Let your parents: Know how you are doing. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. ...Read more

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From last 3yrs my body weight is stuck at 55kgs. I have a great appetite for food. I eat a lot then too somehow my weight has not increased. Pls help!

From last 3yrs my body weight is stuck at 55kgs. I have a great appetite for food. I eat a lot then too somehow my weight has not increased. Pls help!

Rule out...: Malabsorption / maldigestion, such as from celiac sprue or an undiagnosed mild cystic fibrosis. Your physician knows how to do this. Much of what you read about "ideal weight" is subscience; if you are able to complete in vigorous physical activities that you enjoy, i'd not be worried. Your might be an olympic sprinter, and many women prefer a lean man. Good luck. ...Read more

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Appetite has increased so I was wondering if the antidepressants I'm taking had anything to do with that?

Appetite has increased so I was wondering if the antidepressants I'm taking had anything to do with that?

Not unique: Many antidepressants and psycho-active drugs stimulate appetite and promote weight gain, but some are weight neutral and a few might cause weight loss. Your doctor can pinpoint for you, which have different effects. ...Read more

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I may be pregnant but im not sure. I have not had my period yet...And my appetite has increased...

I may be pregnant but im not sure. I have not had my period yet...And my appetite has increased...

Your: Your symptoms are somewhat vague and do not necessarily mean that you are pregnant. However, there's no way to know whether you are pregnant or not without a test.

You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. ...Read more

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What to eat to increase appetite for food?

Why do you wish to: Do that? Have you lost appetite? Have you lost weight? If answer is no to weight loss, you do not need to eat more. If have had unintentional weight loss you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to increase appetite?

Exercise: It depends on what is the cause of appetite suppression. In normal healthy individual good exercise and active life style is the best. There are several medicine if any pathological reason for this issue. ...Read more

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Could the drug just cause an increase in appetite?

Amphetamine?: I believe, in the 70's amphetamine was used as diet pill. It worked well initially, but after people get used to the effect, they started eating more. The upper effect increases metabolism and causes weight loss and it suppresses appetite initially. Again when the body develops tolerance, it could have the opposite effect. This is the same we see with most of our diet pills. ...Read more