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What could be the cause of good appetite but slightly loosing weight?

What could be the cause of good appetite but slightly loosing weight?

Count your calories: Weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you take in. This can be due to maldigestion or malabsorption of food you're eating, filling up on a lot of low calorie foods (proteins & carbs have 4 calories/gram; fat has 9 cal/g), a faster metabolism from a variety of disorders, vigorous exercise or training, stress reaction. Alarm symptoms or ongoing weight loss deserves medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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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Elder male dementia patient sleeping 15+ hrs/day. What are causes? losing weight due to missing meals though appetite remains very good generally.

Elder male dementia patient sleeping 15+ hrs/day.  What are causes?  losing weight due to missing meals though appetite remains very good generally.

In San Diego we: have APS--Adult Protective Services. It's the adult verion of CPS (Child), and is designed to assess elders who may need assistance with hygiene, food, shelter, money management, etc. APS usually has a psychiatric component to help assess mental capacity and any needs for assistance (caregivers,medical, social programs, placement in facilities--all as needed). ...Read more

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What medication is good for suppressing appetite? Which medication is that helps for losing weight but it's side effect is insomnia ?

What medication is good for suppressing appetite? Which medication is that helps for losing weight but it's side effect is insomnia ?

Appetite suppressant: Phentermine is often used but can cause insomnia. I prefer an older drug, Diethylpropion becauses it often helps patients on psychiatric meds loose weight. I am not impressed with Alli which caused an oil-slick in my pants during a conference one time. Topamax causes a feeling of fullness and an average of 23 pounds of weight loss. I don't have any experience with meridea. ...Read more

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I'm 29 years old and i haven't been having an appetite . I have been loosing weight due to not eating but i don't want to loose weight in my chest !?

I'm 29 years old and i haven't been having an appetite .  I have been loosing weight  due to not eating but i don't want to loose weight in my chest !?

Caution: Losing weight by not eating is not healthy!. You will need some sort of dietary regimen to lose weight and safeguard your health. I would suggest a paleolithic diet or the perfect 10 diet. Unfortunately you will lose weight in the breasts as they are mostly fat, so exercise added to weight loss to maintain muscle strength that supports breasts and other body tissues is also vital! be safe! ...Read more

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Can anxiety&depression cause nausea & no appetite? I can hardly eat anymore & am losing weight. What can I do?

Can anxiety&depression cause nausea & no appetite? I can hardly eat anymore & am losing weight. What can I do?

Both anxiety &: depression can be associated with anxiety and weight loss. But, it needs to be determined if an unidentified medical issue could be the cause. Thus medical eval to rule out medical causes is prudent. Talking therapy ranks really high. 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 > ...Read more