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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Reduced Appetite (Overview)

Reduced appetite is a symptom in which a person has less appetite (less desire to eat) than he had previously. Many problems can cause decreased appetite, such as nausea, stomach acid reflux, anxiety, depression, trouble swallowing, chronic illness, abdominal pain, etc.


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Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
44 doctors shared insights

Reduced Appetite (Overview)

Reduced appetite is a symptom in which a person has less appetite (less desire to eat) than he had previously. Many problems can cause decreased appetite, such as nausea, stomach acid reflux, anxiety, depression, trouble swallowing, chronic illness, abdominal pain, etc.


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Pain in back, reduced appetite + nausea. What is it?

Pain in back, reduced appetite + nausea. What is it?

Back pain & GI sxs: The back is a pretty big place! could you be more specific as to the location of your symptoms. Referred pain to the back along with the GI symptoms you describe can run the gamut from gallbladder and pancreatic disease to bladder infection and kidney stones. ...Read more

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My 6yr old (f) has stomach pain, fever 101, reduced appetite. Dr said spleen was swollen. Was treated for c diff 3 months ago. Recurrence/different?

My 6yr old (f) has stomach pain, fever 101, reduced appetite. Dr said spleen was swollen. Was treated for c diff 3 months ago. Recurrence/different?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: It is important that you follow -up with your md. He is the only one who could tell if the condition is the same as the previous one. There are many causes of abdominal pain associated with fever. ...Read more

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I am 32 and 183cm i need your advice to get rid of excess weight and general methods of reducing appetite?

I am 32 and 183cm  i need your advice to get rid of excess weight and general methods of reducing appetite?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Pain in back, reduced appetite + nausea. What is it?

Back pain & GI sxs: The back is a pretty big place! could you be more specific as to the location of your symptoms. Referred pain to the back along with the GI symptoms you describe can run the gamut from gallbladder and pancreatic disease to bladder infection and kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can a reduced appetite come from severe/chronic gas, or is this always a sign of something more serious?

Can a reduced appetite come from severe/chronic gas, or is this always a sign of something more serious?

Many causes: A reduced appetite can be caused by a variety of conditions some relatively benign others more serious. Chronic gas and the associated pain/discomfort can reduce your appetite. Try taking an over the counter medication called simethicone aka gas x. Be well. ...Read more

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Can thumb sucking habbit result in reduced appetite in children? What is the best way to stop kids from doing this?

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

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Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

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

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Does phentermine provide benefits other than reduced appetite?

Phenteramine: Phenteramine is a stimulant and can give more energy during the daytime. The price for this is insomnia palpitations and possible constipation as well as dry mouth. ...Read more

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Mvi (multivitamin) supplement to make up for reduced appetite?

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