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Is there something wrong with my digestive health if I have low appetite?

Is there something wrong with my digestive health if I have low appetite?

Loss of Appetite: Loss of appetite has many causes. Digestive system problems are but one. If this persists more than 1 week or if you experience weight loss, then you need to see your doctor., this symptom is serious and can compromise your health. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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I am dizzy,tired,uninterested in anything,weak,im a shiftworker and my productivity is down. What could be wrong. Have been diagnosed with anemia.

 I am dizzy,tired,uninterested in anything,weak,im a shiftworker and my productivity is down. What could be wrong. Have been diagnosed with anemia.

Anemia: All of the above symptoms could be due to anemia. The key is to find out what the cause of the anemia is. Certainly your monthly losses could contribute, but it is important to be sure that there is no G.I. bleeding as an additional cause. Once you are aware of the cause, treatment for the anemia can be started, perhaps with iron or transfusions if necessary. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If I have a lot of acne, does that mean that there is something wrong with my digestive system?

If I have a lot of acne, does that mean that there is something wrong with my digestive system?

Not necessarily: While ace has been partially related to diet it may be due more to the effects of hormones. ...Read more

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I am 11w3d and have lost all my pregnancy symptoms...Is this normal or is there something wrong?

I am 11w3d and have lost all my pregnancy symptoms...Is this normal or is there something wrong?

Probably normal : This is about the time that symptoms like morning sickness stop. The only way to know if all is well is to get checked out. ...Read more

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My wife has colon cancer and has no appetite to speak of. She's lossing a lot of weight. What do you know about ghrelin? Is this something she could b

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My wife has colon cancer and has no appetite to speak of. She's lossing a lot of weight. What do you know about ghrelin?  Is this something she could b

Need supportive team: Having a diagnosis of cancer's very overwhelming.Depression happens frequently in cancer patients.It can manifest as withdrawal, decrease apetite, feeling worthless, sad, etc-.Talking about cancer isn't easy for some cancer patient especially when they are depressed. Give her some time, be there and be supportive. Ghrelin is not the answer.Weight loss could be due to cancer+/- depression. D/w md. ...Read more

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No doctor has figured out what is wrong with me. I'm dying, been said I might have 10years, help ideas? I can't gain weight, organs are failing...

No doctor has figured out what is wrong with me. I'm dying, been said I might have 10years, help ideas? I can't gain weight, organs are failing...

First don't panic.: Doctors are not fortune tellers and no doctor should give you a warranty of 10 years.No one can help you if we don't have all the information. Not gaining weight is not a sign of bad health necessarily. Find a good doctor to listen to you. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has lots of health issues and is very depressed.?

What do you suggest if my husband has lots of health issues and is very depressed.?

Suggest to husband: Start with a medical evaluation to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Medications are sometimes indicated. Talking therapy to include Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing ...Read more

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I have small body and maybe underweight, my appetite on food is big, my food is balance meal. Do I have any health problem?

I have small body and maybe underweight, my appetite on food is big, my food is balance meal. Do I have any health problem?

Does not seem so: It does not seem so but if you have any concerns consult your primary care doctor and get a thorogh physical exam with weight and height.Complete history including family history about wt/ht of your parents, comprehensive physical exam and if indicated blood/urine test to give you clean bill of your health. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach discomfort for about a week and have no idea what it is.I changed my diet to turkey products and wonder if that is my issue?

I have been having stomach discomfort for about a week and have no idea what it is.I changed my diet to turkey products and wonder if that is my issue?

You have the answer: The easiest thing to do would be to stop eating turkey for few days. In case your symptoms persist talk to your doc, if they go away it is the meat and you can go further in trying to figure out what exactly is causing the symptoms by eating smaller portions, eat fresh home cooked/ different products by tracking preservatives, cooking type, spices, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have had trouble gaining weight all my life and was recently told that it may be because of a gluten allergy or sensitivity. What does this mean?

What should I do if I have had trouble gaining weight all my life and was recently told that it may be because of a gluten allergy or sensitivity. What does this mean?

Leaking gut: Some of those with gluten sensitivity end up with physical changes in their intestines that prevent absorption of some of what you eat.If so, removal of gluten from your diet may allow the gut to heal and better absorption to occur.A variety of tests can confirm or exclude this diagnosis. ...Read more

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My stomach always feels hungry. Already tested for diabetes and thyroid - negative. Is there any other test I should ask for? Or could it be anxiety?

My stomach always feels hungry. Already tested for diabetes and thyroid - negative. Is there any other test I should ask for? Or could it be anxiety?

Always hungry: If your doc has ruled out medical conditions your constant hunger MAY be from anxiety or from an eating disorder. We sometimes eat when anxious to experience different feelings from the emotional ones, the way some people use alcohol or drugs. Please see a mental health professional to rule out/identify an eating disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi there I have been spot bleeding for about 2 weeks now and also feeling full is this to do with my pcos or is it something more concerning?

Hi there I have been spot bleeding for about 2 weeks now and also feeling full is this to do with my pcos or is it something more concerning?

Common problem : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then redo a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis and I have gained a lot of weight. No good answer from my doctor. My energy is low most days? Can you recommend something?

I have cirrhosis and I have gained a lot of weight. No good answer from my doctor. My energy is low most days? Can you recommend something?

Liver specialist: Cirrhosis is too complicated an issue for this forum. You weight gain is most likely due to water retention. You should consult a hepatologist, liver specialist, for your care. You may wish to discuss the feasibility of a liver transplant. ...Read more

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My stomach bloats quite often now. Stool is normal. I do not have any other symptoms other than flautenanc. Please suggest a medication.

My stomach bloats quite often now. Stool is normal. I do not have any other symptoms other than flautenanc. Please suggest a medication.

Bloating: 37 M from India has stomach bloat often. Asks can u suggest medication? ANS: no. First one needs to find out the cause of the bloat and treat that. So consult with your local Dr. Or with me and I can get u on right track. ...Read more

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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

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