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Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Not really: Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica. See your PCP to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

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


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Are daily headaches, nausea, numbness in limbs, shortness in breath, weight loss, drowsiness and loss in appetite signs of cancer in teenagers?

Are daily headaches, nausea, numbness in limbs, shortness in breath, weight loss, drowsiness and loss in appetite signs of cancer in teenagers?

See a Dr. : You need an evaluation. There are multiple symptoms and multiple possibilities here including symptoms resulting from poor lifestyle habits, like poor nutrition, poor sleep habits, even depression. Get checked out but stay calm. Cancer would not be high on the list. ...Read more

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Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Abnormal : There is something else going on if you have lost 30 pounds without meaning to in 4 months. Heartburn to the point of preventing you from eating is serious enough to warrant close evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
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Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

No, but take vitamin: There is not a vitamin nor mineral that helps one lose weight, but a person on a weight-loss diet should take one daily over-the-counter "multi-vitamin & minerals", in case his diet is low on a vitamin. Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and eating habits. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will burn the stored fuel (his fat). ...Read more

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Nose bleeds because of head aches? Plus loss of appetite and change of diet.

Nose bleeds because of head aches? Plus loss of appetite and change of diet.

Need more info!: It depends on how much and how frequent the nose bleed is. Is it on one side or both? Frequent bleeding particularity in the presence of bleeding from other sites or having family history may warrant workup for bleeding disorder. Headache with nose bleed can be due to high blood pressure. Need to check with your doctor for history, examination and testing.. ...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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Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more

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Indigestion and loss of appetite. What van be done?

Indigestion  and loss of appetite. What van be done?

Needs: Evaluation. Loss of appetite and upper gastrointestinal symptoms need to be evaluated by a physician to rule out serious conditions. Take care! ...Read more

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Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Unlikely: All the things you suggest as causes are a) unlikely to be the cause of loss of height, and b) extremely unlikely to be caused by psych meds. ...Read more

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Can fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite be symptoms also of chronic sinusitis?

Yes: Chronic rhinosinusitis can definitely lead to systemic symptoms other than nasal problems such as fatigue, poor sleep, decreased libido, and irritability. Appetite may be affected in several ways. Chronic disease may definitely affect quality of life. ...Read more

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What can cause loss of appetite and nausea in a male?

What can cause loss of appetite and nausea in a male?

Same as a female...: ...Except pregnancy! the GI tract has a very 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, & functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies will find your answer & direct treatment. ...Read more

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Been having a lot of anxiety attacks throughout the day with nausea, loss of appetite, little fluid intake, fatigue, bouts of insomnia. ?

Therapy: Carla, sounds like you have an anxiety disorder. You need to see a professional for proper evaluation and treatment. Also, since, you have a lot of physical symptoms, including nausea, you should see your PCP to rule out a physical condition (physical and mental health often go hand in hand). ...Read more

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Is only decrease in food intake responsible for the weight loss assicated with cancer cachexia?

Is only decrease in food intake responsible for the weight loss assicated with cancer cachexia?

No.: The mechanism is poorly understood, but even nutrition cannot reverse this condition. In cancer patients, it is thought to involve inflammatory cytokines like tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-?), also called cachexin for this reason. Interferon gamma (ifn?), and interleukin 6 (il-6), as well as the tumor-secreted proteolysis inducing factor (pif) are other cytokines involved. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe appetite loss in elderly people?

Elderly loss of appe: Lack of interest in food due to change in taste buds, depression, lack of energy to cook, deteriorating health, medication side-effects, to name a few. ...Read more

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Could weight fluctuations and appetite loss be some of the symptoms of anxiety?

Could be...: Yes they can be, but they can also be symptoms of other things. First step should be visit to pcp to rule out medical causes. Are you feeling anxious? These are also symptoms of depression, with or without anxiety. If you have ruled out medical, you might ask for a referral to a therapist, who can talk with you about what is going on and make recommendations for talk therapy or maybe meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

diminished ...Read more