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Is it normal to not have an appetite when you are older? I don't want to cook or eat, but when I do, I try to eat healthy things. I have lost taste.

Is it normal to not have an appetite when you are older?  I don't want to cook or eat, but when I do, I try to eat healthy things.  I have lost taste.

Depression: I feel empathy for not wanting to cook or eat, loss of appetite and loss of taste. It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you At age 73, stresses of loss of loved ones, medical illness, lack of support from children, retirement and finances can cause loneliness, depression and symptoms you are having Feel the blessings and accomplishments of your life See a Psychiatrist for coping with stress ...Read more

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How do you overcome the desire to eat when not hungry? I didn't eat dinner, i'm not hungry, but it is a struggle to not go get food.

How do you overcome the desire to eat when not hungry? I didn't eat dinner, i'm not hungry, but it is a struggle to not go get food.

2 Types of Hunger: The 1st is physiologic, your body needs energy & nutrients; 2nd is "habit" hunger, you are used to snacking. The 1st is triggered by things such as dropping blood sugar; the 2nd by environmental triggers. Example, if you are used to sitting down at 8 pm in front of the tv with a bowl of ice cream, your mind will expect ice cream when you sit down at 8 to watch tv. Identify & control your triggers. ...Read more

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What to do when you feel really full because you ate to much?

What to do when you feel really full because you ate to much?

Wait until: You feel better and remember that feeling the next time you're thinking of overeating so you can avoid that dangerous behavior. ...Read more

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I seem to smell like poop and i don't know why. I'm a clean person and healthy. Do your but muscles have anything to do with this. Weak but muscles?

I seem to smell like poop and i don't know why. I'm a clean person and healthy. Do your but muscles have anything to do with this. Weak but muscles?

Hard to say: This is not a common medical complaint so I can only make conjectures. My best guess is because of stool that is in your rectum when you pass gas..we do it sometimes imperceptibly you smell like poop. I would see if being on regimen of regular bowel movements each morning might help and/or be evaluated for why your digestive tract might be creating more than the usual amounts of gas. ...Read more

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What is good to eat when on period. And what to do when feel tired and feel like you have no engery?

What is good to eat when on period. And what to do when feel tired and feel like you have no engery?

Eat healthy: It's always a good idea to eat healthy regardless of the time of month. Its also important to have a moderate punt of exercise- at least 2 1/2hrs per week- which will help to improve your energy levels. ...Read more

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I don't understand why a microwave doesn't kill toxoplasma. Doesn't it make the food get to a very high temperature? Just like when you cook it?

I don't understand why a microwave doesn't kill toxoplasma. Doesn't it make the food get to a very high temperature? Just like when you cook it?

Use meat thermometer: Microwaving will kill toxo, if you cook long enough at high enough energy. To make sure you should use a meat thermometer to check the temperature so that all parts are heated to at least 160 degrees. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?

What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?

Not hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and they have me on a diet but i'm so hungry :( i feel like i'm not able to eat anything. any ideas to help me feel full?

I have gestational diabetes and they have me on a diet but i'm so hungry :( i feel like i'm not able to eat anything. any ideas to help me feel full?

Gestational DM: I have gestational diabetes and they have me on a diet but i'm so hungry :( i feel like i'm not able to eat anything. any ideas to help me feel full? ANS: discuss with your nutritionist and team. Everyone is unique. ...Read more

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Often i feel the need to consume or eat something sweet on a daily basis and i don't know what causes those urges to eat sweetness . I feel a need to.

Often i feel the need to consume or eat something sweet on a daily basis and i don't know what causes those urges to eat sweetness . I feel a need to.

Insulin: Food cravings are often caused by Insulin problems. Eating sweets on daily basis causes Insulin levels to spike, which brings your blood sugar levels down and this signals to your brain/ body that you need more sugar. Eating more sugar again will perpetuate the vicious cycle and ultimately increase the risk for diabetes. Eating a low carb diet with good sources of fat and protein will help. ...Read more

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If my blood sugar is low what do I eat to get it up and if its high what do I eat to get it down? I eat 6 small balanced meals/ snacks daily.

If my blood sugar is low what do I eat to get it up and if its high what do I eat to get it down? I eat 6 small balanced meals/ snacks daily.

Protein: You need to eat a balance of protein to carbs when you feel like this. The meditaranian diet follows this. 30%fat, 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates will decrease the Insulin demand on the pancrease (pancrelipase) and decrease the hypoglycemic response. ...Read more

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How long after you eat a meal does it take to affect your bowels? I have a person that continually can swear that he can eat a meal, then like 35 minutes later it caused him to have really bad diarrhea. I try to tell him it can't happen that fast.

How long after you eat a meal does it take to affect your bowels? I have a person that continually can swear that he can eat a meal, then like 35 minutes later it caused him to have really bad diarrhea.  I try to tell him it can't happen that fast.

Hi, : Hi, i suspect that the person you know is telling you the truth. The gastrocolic reflex occurs when food is eaten. The food stimulates peristalsis (contractions) of the gut to move food down the GI track. If the gastrocolic reflex is off kilter than the food can move through the gut too quickly and result in diarrhea. Irritable bowel syndrome can be one cause for this type of symptom. My guess is, that it is hard for you to imagine this because you probably have a normal gastrocolic reflex pattern. ...Read more