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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. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can lack of sleep cause nausea, loss of appetite and tachycardia?

Can lack of sleep cause nausea, loss of appetite and tachycardia?

Absolutely. All 3: Although far from the only cause of nausea, loss of appetite and tachycardia, lack of sleep can definitely cause these symptoms. This is thought to be due, in part, to the abnormal release of certain stress hormones and disruption of normal brain chemistry. Sleep deprivation can also elevate blood pressure and cause abnormal weight gain over the long term. Loss of appetite common early on. ...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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Can fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite be symptoms also of chronic sinusitis?

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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Loss of appetite, fatigue and poor sleeping- what is this?

Probably depression: But it could also be a host of other things ... More information would be needed before even dr. House would hazard a guess at that one. ...Read more

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Constant headache, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, weight gain ?

These are symptoms: of depression, but could be caused by a myriad of physical conditions, which need to be addressed and eliminated first. Start with a visit to your MD, then after that, follow his/her recommendations for further care. You're 16. This is an age of great turmoil--socially, academically, personally. You might need some support to get through it. Hang in there--all adults have done this. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue, severe nausea, loss of appetite and weight gain?

What causes fatigue, severe nausea, loss of appetite and weight gain?

Pregnancy and : A multitude of other conditions. See a doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

Depression? Grief?: Loss of interest and feelings are often associated with the onset of depression but this is not necessarily sudden. Also, there are still feelings but they are not pleasant. This could be related to loss of interest. The suddenness makes me wonder if you have lost something or someone important to you. You may want to think about this and discuss it with your doctor or someone thaat you trust. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

They are all related: Sleep deprivation can increase stress and production of stress hormones like Cortisol. There are links to insomnia and stress, direct correlations. Increased stress can increase food cravings. Establish a consistent sleep routine. Incorporate exercise 4-5 x/wk Routine exercise promotes deeper sleep. Cardio and resistance. Limit carbs, healthy proteins, veggies, whl grains ...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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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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Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

No: No discussion is possible without disclosure of numerous details. There are types of hair loss. Meds and drug/ alcohol use are pertinent. ...Read more

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Lack of appetite and constipation. Feeling full fast. Is the lack of appetite stemming from the constipation?

That could be factor: Hydrate well - at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 of fruit per day. Avoid junk carbs and go for whole breads and foods with higher fiber content. Insure you get daily aerobic activity/ exercise. ...Read more

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Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

It can: The medical term is "cardiac cachexia" - in the advanced stages, people may feel too ill and short of breath to want to eat. Weight loss follows. ...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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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. Louis Gallia
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more