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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

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


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How to treat hyperthyroid after bilateral parathyroidectomy. Three weeks ago I had a bilateral parathyroidectomy & no surgical complications. 5 days after surgery I started experiencing rapid pulse rate, sweating, and loss of appetite which continued to w

How to treat hyperthyroid after bilateral parathyroidectomy. Three weeks ago I had a bilateral parathyroidectomy & no surgical complications. 5 days after surgery I started experiencing rapid pulse rate, sweating, and loss of appetite which continued to w

While: While it is possible that the hyperthyroidism is unrelated to your recent surgery and just happened to start now, it is more likely that you are suffering from a traumatic thyroiditis, inflamation of the thyroid caused by trauma during the surgery. If that is the case the Methimazole won't do any good, as the gland is not overactive, it is just leaking hormone that is normally stored there. In that case the problem should resolve on its own over a few weeks. If the symptoms are a problem, perhaps an increase in the beta blocker dose will help. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite that won't go away?

Loss of appetite that won't go away?

Issues: Could be lots of things. See your doctor to begin a work up. ...Read more

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Suffering extreme fatigue and loss of appetite following first chemo treatment for metastatic pancoast tumor. Any guess how long this will last?

Suffering extreme fatigue and loss of appetite following first chemo treatment for metastatic pancoast tumor. Any guess how long this will last?

Few weeks to few Ms: As side effects for chemotherapy medications you will be having them. Also whether you are responding to the treatment or not, the symptoms persisting after will give an indication. Well responding tumours after minimum of 4-6 wks of therapy should be showing some improvement of appetite, less fatigue etc. Your oncolo. & pcp will be following you in this regard in addition to you watching wt. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice me ; what r the treatments /medicines for chronic gastritis. And chronic loss of appetite thanks?

Pls can u advice me ; what r the treatments /medicines for chronic gastritis. And chronic loss of appetite thanks?

See your doctor: There are a great many possibilities for an older person, ranging from a gastric ulcer to an h. Pylori infection to gastroesophageal reflux to cancer. Don't delay seeing your doctor for a proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do I have and how can I cure it? I have cold sweats at night when I sleep mucus build up in my chest terrible cough fever loss of appetite

What do I have and how can I cure it? I have cold sweats at night when I sleep mucus build up in my chest terrible cough fever loss of appetite

Chest congestion: It might be simple respiratory infection, or even pneumonia. If the symptoms are of long duration, you probably have to check for tuberculosis also.
Your doctor would know what to do. ...Read more

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Was prescribe with drug having diclofenac potassium. After taking it stool turn black with mucus loss of appetite and stomachgrams how serious is it?

Was prescribe with drug having diclofenac potassium. After taking it stool turn black with mucus loss of appetite and stomachgrams how serious is it?

Possibly serious: Black or tarry stools could result from a GI bleed related to diclofenac. Contact your doctor asap and have your stool tested for blood and a blood count done. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone symptoms trigger loss of appetite or weight loss? I haven't had much of an appetite the last few days. Thank you kindly.

Kidney Stones: Blocking of the ureter by a stone, even temporarily, causes colic. This brings on pain in most, but, can also produce nausea and vomiting. If you do not have a full effect of vomiting from the stone, you may experience it's symptoms as a loss of appetite with some subsequent weight loss. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to help it pass. Some sugar in your drink may help with weight loss. ...Read more

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I had stomach flu twice in 2 weeks. Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea-like cramp. Fever. Loss appetite. Anything I can do to prevent getting it again?

I had stomach flu twice in 2 weeks. Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea-like cramp. Fever. Loss appetite. Anything I can do to prevent getting it again?

Doubtful: It is unlikely that you will get it again, assuming this was an acute viral gastroenteritis. If it recurs would definitely see a doctor and make sure this is nothing more serious than what you have described. Good luck and stay well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Why?: If the Adderall and Prozac (fluoxetine) both cause loss of appetite for you, why do you need something in addition as a diet aid? Take advantage of the fact that you have less appetite and just eat less! ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite during menstruation normal?

Is loss of appetite during menstruation normal?

Maybe: A constellation of (generally mild) symptoms constitute the personal "normal" for each woman during periods, however influenced by genetic factors and variable over time. Some may even suffer excessive appetite.At certain age, or for other reasons symptoms may change. Question is:what is your personal normalcy? Since any substantial changes from it deserve a comment from your dr/gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a hemoglobin level of 7.5? I have low iron anemia, easy bruising, chest pains, and loss of appetite.

What are the risks of having a hemoglobin level of 7.5? I have low iron anemia, easy bruising, chest pains, and loss of appetite.

A lot: Possible organ damage, especially the heart. It can lead to high output cardiac failure. You need to get this corrected! Not a trivial matter. It can also affect your schooling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can being worried/stressed cause you to lose 5-7 lbs in a week? Eating the same amount and no loss in appetite.

Can being worried/stressed cause you to lose 5-7 lbs in a week? Eating the same amount and no loss in appetite.

That's a lot: That's a lot of weight loss in only 1 week, even if you're worried ; stressed. Do you have any other symptoms? If this continues, please see your physician. Sometimes thyroid problems can show up this way. ...Read more

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What causes loss of appetite and being lethargic?

What causes loss of appetite and being lethargic?

Consider this...: Gi tract has a 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, metabolic, ; functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies will find your answer ; direct treatment. Chance of pregnancy? ...Read more

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Scared.10 lb unintended wght loss. Poor appetite. Cant gain. Many tests. All normal including colonoscopy. Very worried. What can I do? What could be wrong

Scared.10 lb unintended wght loss. Poor appetite. Cant gain. Many tests. All normal including colonoscopy. Very worried. What can I do? What could be wrong

Many causes for weig: Such weight loss can be caused by benign conditions like hyperactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis), malabsorption, or emotional disorders like depression. Lastly it could be due to cancer.
You need to seek a second opinion unless your first doctor is still pursuing the cause of your weight loss. I would suggest further investigations/tests from an internist who can check you thoughly for likely causes. ...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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Combatting recent loss of appetite?

Combatting recent loss of appetite?

NEED MORE INFO: Sorry but this is way too vague. So many possible reasons for this. Virus, sickness, medications, depression, pain. Need more to help narrow this down so seek out your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of loss of appetite?

Loss of appetite: There are several medications which can suppress your appetite. If the time frame coincides with the addition of a new medication and is persistent, lasts more than a couple of weeks, or associated with significant weight loss, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Headache nauseous loss of appetite?

Get checked: The doctor will examine to ensure no fever or focal neuroligical deficit or papilledema. ...Read more

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What causes loss of appetite and insomnia?

What causes loss of appetite and insomnia?

Multiple things: The most common cause of combined loss of appetite and insomnia, would be depression. You could start with your primary care physician for an evaluation -- and depending on what all is going on with you, s/he may also want you to see a psychiatrist and/or sleep specialist. If depression is diagnosed, there are helpful treatments with both psychotherapy and medications. Many reasons for hope! ...Read more

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Why doi have stomach pains and a loss of appetite?

Can'ttell here; C MD: Don't know you; can be due to lots of issues, some are serious, some are not; some are temporary or short-term, others are not. See md. ...Read more

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When I travel I loss my appetite, what shall I do?

When I travel I loss my appetite, what shall I do?

Small frequent meals: Its not unusual for travellers to change their norm--diet, activity, bowel habits, fluid ; alcohol intake. Any of these alterations, +/- the stress of travel, may promote an change in appetite. If your anorexia only presents when travelling, relax ; accomodate with smaller more frequent meals ; avoid things that upset the gut. If your anorexia is becoming a trend, even when home, seek help please. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite that won't go away?

Issues: Could be lots of things. See your doctor to begin a work up. ...Read more

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How does a disease cause a loss of appetite?

How does a disease cause a loss of appetite?

Anorexia: Loss of appetite, medically referred to as anorexia, can be caused by a variety of conditions and diseases. Some of the conditions can be temporary and reversible, such as loss of appetite from the effects of medications. Some of the conditions can be more serious, such as from the effects of underlying cancer. Ref: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/loss_of_appetite/symptoms. Htm ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

Diminished ...Read more